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By Robert Conroy
December 7 is “the date on the way to reside in infamy.” yet now Japan is hatching one other, some distance better plan to deliver the USA to its knees. . . .
The jap shock assault on Pearl Harbor was once a powerful success–except for one aspect: a moment bombing project, to spoil an important oil garage amenities, was once aborted that day. Now, during this gripping and attractive paintings of trade heritage, Robert Conroy reimagines December 7, 1941, to incorporate the assault the japanese didn’t release, and what follows is an exhilarating story of warfare, resistance, sacrifice, and braveness. For while Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sees how badly the USA has been ravaged in a two-pronged strike, he devises one other, extra bold concept: an all-out invasion of Hawaii to place a stranglehold at the American Pacific Fleet.
Yamamoto’s method works brilliantly–at first. yet a handful of yankee squaddies and a made up our minds civilian resistance struggle again within the face of cruelty unknown in Western battle. Stateside, a counterassault is planned–and the pioneering MIT-trained aviator Colonel Jimmy Doolittle is given a near-impossible challenge with a fleet of seaplanes jury-rigged into bombers. From spies to bland heroes and people stuck among cultures at warfare, this can be the epic saga of the conflict of Hawaii–the approach it virtually was once
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Their wearers had probably discarded them with loyal disgust immediately following the pageant. As Anneke folded the sashes, she spied Charlotte on the grassy corner below, weeping in the arms of her mother, who patted her on the back and murmured words of comfort. Her conversation with the mayor finished, Dorothea hurried over to console her sister-in-law. Poor Dorothea, who had bade farewell to a brother as well as a husband, and yet still attended to another’s comfort before her own. Anneke’s heart went out to her friends, but she felt helpless to offer them condolences when she was not suffering as they were.
Her brother and most of her friends urged her to give up her fruitless quest, but she could not accept Joanna as lost forever. War might thwart Gerda’s attempts to find Joanna and purchase her freedom, but a Union victory would hasten the abolition of slavery. Perhaps for the immediate future, Josiah Chester could refuse to ransom a single slave, but he would be powerless to prevent Joanna from returning to Elm Creek Farm if slavery were destroyed altogether. Knowing that the war would hasten the demise of slavery made it easier to accept Jonathan’s enlistment—that, and her confidence that he would be relatively safe, a mile or more behind the front lines in a field hospital.
They can’t all stay home. Nor could Mr. ” Mrs. Hennessey dismissed that with a wave of her hand, as if to say a smart man like Thomas Nelson could figure a way around the impossibility of being in two places at once. ” Dorothea nearly dropped the bundle of food she had packed so carefully. “How did you—” But of course. Every Tuesday, Mrs. Hennessey did the washing. She would know that Dorothea was late. “You must not tell him. Promise me. ” “Of course I won’t breathe a word. ” Mrs. Hennessy gave her apron a vigorous tug, then hesitated, brushing off imaginary crumbs.
1942 by Robert Conroy