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To wake the giant : a novel of Pearl Harbor

Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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"In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt watches uneasily as the world heads rapidly down a dangerous path. The Japanese have waged an aggressive campaign against China, and they now begin to expand their ambitions to other parts of Asia. As their expansion efforts grow bolder, their enemies know that Japan's ultimate goal is total conquest over the region, especially when the Japanese align themselves with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
War fiction
War stories
Named Person: Franklin D Roosevelt; Franklin D Roosevelt
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Shaara
ISBN: 9780593129623 0593129628
OCLC Number: 1129212244
Description: xxiv, 502 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jeff Shaara.

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"In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt watches uneasily as the world heads rapidly down a dangerous path. The Japanese have waged an aggressive campaign against China, and they now begin to expand their ambitions to other parts of Asia. As their expansion efforts grow bolder, their enemies know that Japan's ultimate goal is total conquest over the region, especially when the Japanese align themselves with Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's Italy, who wage their own war of conquest across Europe. Meanwhile, the British stand nearly alone against Hitler, and there is pressure in Washington to transfer America's powerful fleet of warships from Hawaii to the Atlantic to join the fight against German U-boats that are devastating shipping. But despite deep concerns about weakening the Pacific fleet, no one believes that the main base at Pearl Harbor is under any real threat. Told through the eyes of widely diverse characters, this story looks at all sides of the drama and puts the reader squarely in the middle."--Publisher description.

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