Robert Conroy Rising Sun

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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War, another compelling alternate history thrillerWith American loss at the Battle of Midway, Japan runs rampant in the Pacific.

It is the summer of 1942 and what our historians have called the Incredible Victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster in the world. Two of America’s handful of carriers in the Pacific have blundered into a Japanese submarine picket line and have been sunk, while a third is destroyed the next day.  The United States has only one carrier remaining in the Pacific against nine Japanese, while the ragtag remnants of U.S. battleships – an armada still reeling from the defeat at Pearl Harbor – are in even worse shape.

Now the Pacific belongs to the Japanese.  And it doesn’t stop there as Japan thrust her sword in to the hilt.  Alaska is invaded.  Hawaii is under blockade.  The Panama Canal is nearly plugged.  Worst of all, the West Coast of America is ripe destruction as bombers of the Empire of the Sun bombard West Coast American cities at will.

Despite these disasters, the U.S. begins to fight back.  Limited counterattacks are made and a grand plan is put forth to lure the Japanese into an ambush that could restore the balance in the Pacific and give the forces of freedom a fighting chance once more.

About Rising Sun:
“Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.”—Booklist

About Himmler’s War:
“[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.”–Library Journal

About Red Inferno: 1945
“An ensemble cast of fictional characters. . . and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike.”—Publishers Weekly

“[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page.”—Booklist

About 1945:
“ moving and thought-provoking. . .”—Publishers Weekly

“Realistic. . .”—Booklist

About 1942:
“. . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here.”—Publishers Weekly

“A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale.”—Booklist

“A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters.”—John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning

About 1901:
“. . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical.”—Publishers Weekly

“. . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs.”—Booklist

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Robert Conroy is the author a run of hugely popular alternate history novels, including Himmler’s War for Baen Books.  His 1942, which is set within a Japanese conquest of Hawaii, won the prestigious Sidewise Award for alternate histories. Conroy has written for Military History magazine and has traveled extensively in Europe where he’s taken a special interest in battlefields, historical collections and castles.  After a first career in business, Conroy has turned his lifelong passion for writing and military history into an immensely satisfying new occupation.  He is married, lives in southeastern Michigan, and, when not writing, teaches business and economic history at a local college.

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In Himmler’s War (2011), popular alternate-history author Conroy asked the question: What if Adolf Hitler had accidentally been killed in 1944? Here the author moves back to 1942 and asks an equally intriguing question: What if the Japanese had won the Battle of Midway? Historically Japan’s overwhelming defeat at Midway put the country on a course to its eventual surrender. But what if Midway had paved the way to the destruction of the remainder of the U.S. naval fleet (much of which had already been destroyed at Pearl Harbor)? Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII, focusing on young Tim Dane, who narrowly escapes death at Midway and winds up playing a key role in America’s recovery from the brink of disaster. As with most good military alternate histories, familiarity with actual events is a bonus but not a requirement: readers whose knowledge of the Battle of Midway begins and ends with a vague memory of the star-studded movie from the mid-1970s will have no trouble following the story. A thrilling adventure. --David Pitt

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