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Days of Infamy

Days of Infamy

(2008)
(The second book in the Pacific War series)
A novel by

 
In 2007, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen launched a new epic adventure series about World War II in the Pacific, with their book Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, 1941, which instantly rocketed to the New York Times bestseller list.

Gingrich and Forstchen's now critically acclaimed approach, which they term “active history,” examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor they explored how history might have been changed if Admiral Yamamoto had directly led the attack on that fateful day, instead of remaining in Japan. Building on that promise, Days of Infamy starts minutes after the close of Pearl Harbor, as both sides react to the monumental events triggered by the presence of Admiral Yamamoto. In direct command of the six carriers of the attacking fleet, Yamamoto decides to launch a fateful “third-wave attack” on the island of Oahu, and then keeps his fleet in the area to hunt down the surviving American aircraft carriers, which by luck and fate were not anchored in the harbor on that day.

Historians have often speculated about what might have transpired from legendary “matchups” of great generals and admirals. In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.

Days of Infamy recounts this alternative history from a multitude of viewpoints---from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft. Gingrich and Forstchen have written a sequel that's as much a homage to the survivors of the real Pearl Harbor attack as it is an imaginative and thrilling take on America's entry into World War II.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Days of Infamy (Basic)
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
ISBN: 1-4104-0813-2 / 978-1-4104-0813-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
ISBN: 0-312-36351-6 / 978-0-312-36351-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
ISBN: 0-312-37225-6 / 978-0-312-37225-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
ISBN: 0-312-56090-7 / 978-0-312-56090-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
ISBN: 1-4272-0427-6 / 978-1-4272-0427-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Days of Infamy
Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R Forstchen
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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