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Pearl Harbor

A Novel of December 8th

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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This powerful saga covers the heroic highs and horrifying lows of America’s darkest day—from the White House to the Wheeler Army Air Field, from top-brass military officers, national leaders, and admirals to the ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. Compelling and meticulously researched, this novel of valor stretches from the chambers of the Emperor of Japan all the way back to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. A story of intrigue, double-dealing, the brutality of war, and the desperate efforts by men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable, Pearl Harbor inaugurates the dramatic new Pacific War series—one that entertains as well as informs—from two masters of the genre.

 

 

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Chapter OneEtajima—Japanese Naval Academy10 April 1934  “Mr. Watson, come quick!” Lieutenant Commander James Watson grinned at the rather foolish joke of his old friend, Cecil Stanford, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy, as the two old friends raced toward each other and, in rather uncharacteristic manner, at least for a British officer, embraced heartily, slapping each other on the back, exchanging greetings, “Damn good to see you, old chap,” “My God, man, is that gray in your hair?” James Watson stepped back slightly, hands still on
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Praise for Pearl Harbor

“A thrilling tale of America’s darkest day.” —W.E.B. Griffin

“Begins what will be a fascinating alternative history of the war in the Pacific.”—The Roanoke Times  

“Masterful storytelling.”—William W. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs

“The authors’ research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action.”—Publishers Weekly

“The authors skillfully mix historical and fictional characters in an enjoyable and thought-provoking tale.”—Library Journal

“A thrilling tale of America’s darkest day.” —W.E.B. Griffin

“Begins what will be a fascinating alternative history of the war in the Pacific.”—The Roanoke Times  

“Masterful storytelling.”—William W. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs

“The authors’ research shines in accurate accounts of diplomatic maneuvering as well as the nuts-and-bolts of military action.”—Publishers Weekly

“The authors skillfully mix historical and fictional characters in an enjoyable and thought-provoking tale.”—Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

  • NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House, is the author of several bestselling books, including Never Call Retreat, Grant Comes East, and Gettysburg—all available from St. Martin’s Paperbacks. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and co-chair of the UN Task Force, is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals, served in Congress for twenty years, and was Time magazine’s 1995 “Man of the Year.” He is also the founder of the Center for Health Transformation. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. The Gingrich family includes two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

    WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D., is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, near Asheville, North Carolina. He received his doctorate, with a specialization in military history, from Purdue University, and is the author of more than forty books. William is a pilot and currently flies an L-3, an original WWII recon plane. He resides near Asheville with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Meghan.

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    A Novel of December 8th

    Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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