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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

A Novel of December 8th

The Pacific War Series (Volume 1)

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

St. Martin's Griffin


Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the "Date of Infamy"---the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of character and events of that historic moment, from national leaders and admirals to the views of ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war. From the chambers of the Emperor of Japan to the American White House, from the decks of aircraft carriers to the playing fields of the Japanese Naval Academy, this powerful story stretches from the nightmare slaughter of China in the 1930s to the lonely office of Commander James Watson, an American cryptographer, who suspects the impending catastrophic attack. It is a story of intrigue, double-dealing, the horrific brutality of war, and the desperate efforts by men of reason on both sides to prevent a titanic struggle that becomes inevitable.

A compelling, meticulously researched saga, Pearl Harbor is also a novel of valor about those who took party in this cataclysmic moment in world history. It inaugurates a dramatic new Pacific War series that begins with the terrifying account of the day that started it all.


Pearl Harbor by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the novel Pearl Harbor by bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. 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.

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

Reviews from Goodreads

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate, is the bestselling author of more than 25 books. He is the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University.

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN is the author of the New York Times bestselling John Matherson series (One Second After, One Year After, The Final Day) and the award-winning novel We Look Like Men of War, among numerous other books.

Together, GINGRICH and FORSTCHEN have written the acclaimed alternate history Gettysburg trilogy; the George Washington trilogy; and the alternate history Pacific War series.

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