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Title Rising sun victorious : the alternate history of how the Japanese won the Pacific War / edited by Peter G. Tsouras
Published London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2001


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Description 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Alternate views [Greenhill Books]
Alternate history ; Greenhill Books
Contents 1. Hokushin: The Second Russo-Japanese War / Peter G. Tsouras -- 2. Be Careful What You Wish For: The Plan Orange Disaster / Wade G. Dudley -- 3. Pearl Harbor: Irredeemable Defeat / Frank R. Shirer -- 4. Coral and Purple: The Lost Advantage / James R. Arnold -- 5. Nagumo's Luck: The Battles of Midway and California / Forrest R. Lindsey -- 6. Samurai Down Under: The Japanese Invasion of Australia / John H. Gill -- 7. The Japanese Raj: The Conquest of India / David C. Isby -- 8. Guadalcanal: The Broken Shoestring / John D. Burtt -- 9. There Are Such Things As Miracles: Halsey and Kurita at Leyte Gulf / Christopher J. Anderson -- 10. Victory Rides the Divine Wind: The Kamikaze and the Invasion of Kyushu / D. M. Giangreco
Summary This convincing sideways look at World War II in the Pacific examines the monumental possibilities of the ways not taken: the opportunities for decisive advantages that could have been won by the arms of Imperial Japan
What would have happened if, for example, Japan had followed up its plan to attack the Soviet Union rather than the United States? Or if Nagumo had sent in his third wave at Pearl Harbor? What if Japan had conquered India and knocked Britain out of the Pacific War, or if Japanese landings in Australia had severed the strategic link between the US and its Southwest Pacific base? The authors, writing as if these and other world-changing events had actually happened, project realistic
Scenarios based on the true capabilities and circumstances of the forces involved
Rising Sun Victorious is essential and stimulating reading for anyone interested in how chances of history affected the outcome of World War II. Book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Imaginary wars and battles.
Author Tsouras, Peter.
LC no. 00066094
ISBN 185367446X