The Burning Mountain

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For the Australian geographic feature, see Burning Mountain.
The Burning Mountain
Cover artist Paul Bacon
Country United States
Language English
Genre War
Publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
Publication date
Media type Hardcover
Pages 438
ISBN 0-15-114978-X

The Burning Mountain is a 1983 alternate history novel by Alfred Coppel. The key change in history in the novel is that the Trinity nuclear test of July 16, 1945 fails.[1] Then the novel goes on to depict the outcome of Operation Downfall – the 1946 invasion of Japan – by American forces.


  1. ^ The Burning Mountain: A Novel of the Invasion of Japan: Books: Alfred Coppel