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Rising Sun Hardcover – 18 Dec 2012

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books (18 Dec. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451638515
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451638516
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,067,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history "Himmler's War, "another compelling alternate history thriller." "With American loss at the Battle of Midway, Japan runs rampant in the Pacific.It is the summer of 1942 and what our historians

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 May 2014
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A new novel of alternate history from a writer who specialises in that particular genre. It runs for four hundred and eighty eight pages, and is divided into twenty three chapters plus an epilogue.

It's a complete and self contained novel and not part of any series or trilogy.

The departure point from established history, as they say, is explained in a quick introduction from the writer. The Battle of Midway was, in reality, a stunning American victory against all the odds that changed the course of the pacific war. It was a monument to the vagaries of fate as things could have go so very differently if certain things had worked out other ways. Such as Japanese submarines failing to get into position on time beforehand to make contact with the American fleet.

Thus the book is about how things would have gone If they had. If America had lost three carriers and Midway island. Which would have left Hawaii in peril. And the entire west coast of the American continent under threat.

But the Japanese leaders did know that things were going better than they'd expected, and that America would eventually have the strength to build up and attack with overwhelming force. So in the meantime, could they do enough to force them to the negotiating table? And what help can their Nazi allies provide?

As with all books in this genre, the cast of many viewpoint characters are either creations of the writer or historical figures. And the narrative jumps between them. Many will be caught up in the middle of events. Others will hear about things happening from far away. All creating a picture of what it's like to be caught up in history.

The main characters are Tim Dane, an initially inexperienced naval officer who ends up having to learn fast.
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Having, sadly written a poor review of Harry Turtledove's War That Came Early series it is a pleasure to write a review on a writer who can make counter factional history come to life. The characters are believable. the plot moves along at a cracking pace and you get a good sense of the world picture and how it affects the action. If you like this genre or even good action novels then this is well worth a read.
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Another cracking What if from Conroy, all the characters are believable and the action sequences are clear and keep you wanting to read, the only problem is you just cant put the book down, a fascinating period of time where anything could have happened and we all know how the real event unfolded, but to see it from a completely perspective opens your eyes to precarious world freedom was at that time, all the more reason to admire and respect the sacrifices that were made by that generation.
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By technophile on 1 Mar. 2013
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The author can do very little wrong as far as I am concerned so this is fine reading. Ridiculous battle plans that always work of course but that is the appeal of alternate history. Do not take it too seriously and its grand entertainment.
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By Ian K. Todd on 17 Jan. 2013
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Robert Conroy never fails to produce a good read and leaves me looking toward his next novel. Ok for some of his plot lines you have to suspend a little bit of logic but his take on alternative history is always entertaining
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