The Final Storm (Shaara novel)

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The Final Storm: A Novel of World War II in the Pacific
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1st edition
Author Jeff Shaara
Country United States
Language English
Genre War
Historical fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
May 17, 2011[1]
Media type Print
Audio[2]
Pages 480[3][4]
ISBN 978-0-345-49795-6
Preceded by No Less Than Victory

The Final Storm (2011) is a historical novel by Jeff Shaara based on the Pacific Theater of World War II. It follows roughly chronologically after his European World War II trilogy ending with No Less Than Victory. It was published on May 17, 2011.

The story opens in February 1945 when an American submariner witnesses the shock of getting ambushed by two Japanese ships. The story then cuts toward late March and early April, where the novel covers the Battle of Okinawa, the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the surrender of Japan. The first part of the narrative is told primarily from the viewpoints of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Private Clay Adams (brother of Jesse Adams, a character in The Rising Tide and The Steel Wave), and Japanese General Mitsuru Ushijima. The second part of the narrative is told primarily from the viewpoints of President Harry S. Truman, Colonel Paul Tibbets, and Dr. Okiro Hamishita, a doctor living near Hiroshima.

Reception[edit]

The book did well upon its release, reaching The New York Times bestseller list on June 5, 2011 top 15 for 4 weeks.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Final Storm: A Novel of World War II in the Pacific (World War II: 1939-1945 #4) by Jeff Shaara". Goodreads. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Editions of The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara". Shelfari. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ "The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara". Random House. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ "The Final Storm: A Novel of World War II in the Pacific". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  5. ^ "Best Sellers - The New York Times". The New York Times. 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2012-01-11.