MacArthur's War

A Novel of the Invasion of Japan

Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson

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Just as Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front showed readers an alternate Europe in which Hitler had been killed, thereby radically changing the course of World War II, Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson bring us the Battle of Midway with a very different outcome.
 
The Allies are wildly out maneuvered and sent home in disgrace. Back in the States things are looking rather grim as the ultra-secret Manhattan Project runs into snafus that greatly delay the final production of the atomic bomb.
 
President Roosevelt’s approval ratings drop dramatically. Congress is desperate and the country cries out for a hero. 

That hero might just be Douglas MacArthur, who vowed that he would return to his beloved Philippines. He plans to do so with the backing of the entire US Armed Forces.

MacArthur’s plan of action is simple: take the war back to the Japanese, island by bloody island, until standing on the shores of Japan, he can proclaim victory.
 
And possibly gain the leadership of the United States as well.

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Chapter OneHawaiiWednesday, 10 June 1942Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1310 hoursThe four-engine Douglas C-54 Skymaster transport plane emerged from the blazing tropical air, and for a brief instant it looked to the spy as if the plane was towing the sun across the sky like Apollo’s chariot. The spy, who was posing as a reporter, listened to his supposed peers.One of the assembled photographers started to lift his camera but gave it up as hopeless. “That’s gotta be Mac’s plane,” he said, shaking his head.A reporter standing next to him gave a single dry cough of a laugh.

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Praise for the Fox duology:

“Outstanding …must reading for imaginative WWII buffs”--Booklist 
 
“The authors' attention to military detail and maneuvers would satisfy any drill instructor, and they imbue even minor historical characters with authenticity and personality, demonstrating how an individual's actions and reactions shape history.”--Publishers Weekly

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Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson

Douglas Niles is an award winning game designer and the co-author of the alternate WWII duology Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front. He lives in Wisconsin. Michael Dobson is also an award-winning game designer and co-author of Fox on the Rhine and Fox at the Front. He served as a member of the team that built the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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MacArthur's War
A Novel of the Invasion of Japan
Douglas Niles and Michael Dobson

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2008
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ISBN: 9781429950602
ISBN10: 1429950609
496 pages
$7.99
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