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End of the Beginning
End of the Beginning
Author: Harry Turtledove
ISBN-13: 9780451216687
ISBN-10: 0451216687
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: New American Library
Book Type: Hardcover
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i have read a fair number of these books, and although the writing leaves much to be desired, it is always a good read
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I really enjoyed this book even if I thought it had too many characters.

Publishers Weekly
The human price of war, regardless of nationality, is the relentless focus of this chilling sequel to Turtledove's alternative history Days of Infamy (2004), in which the Japanese conquer Hawaii after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Times are hard for Americans under the occupation. Scarce food and resources result in privation and a thriving black market. Japanese soldiers work POWs to death with heavy labor on insufficient rations. Women are forced into prostitution as comfort women. But the U.S. armed forces have a few tricks up their sleeve, notably a new kind of aircraft that can hold its own against the Zero. Both the Japanese and American militaries scheme, plan and train, while surfer bums, POWs and fishermen just try to get by. A plethora of characters, each with his or her own point of view, provide experiences in miniature that combine to paint a broad canvas of the titanic struggle, if at the cost of a fragmented narrative. Agent, Russell Galen. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.