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The Resource Bombs away : the hot war, Harry Turtledove

Bombs away : the hot war, Harry Turtledove

Label
Bombs away : the hot war
Title
Bombs away
Title remainder
the hot war
Statement of responsibility
Harry Turtledove
Title variation
Hot war
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bombs Away begins with President Harry Truman in desperate consultation with General Douglas MacArthur, whose control of the ground war in Korea has slipped disastrously away. MacArthur recognizes a stark reality: The U.S. military has been cut to the bone after victory over the Nazis--while China and the USSR have built up their forces. The only way to stop the Communist surge into the Korean Peninsula and save thousands of American lives is through a nuclear attack. MacArthur advocates a strike on Chinese targets in Manchuria. In actual history, Truman rejected his general's advice; here, he does not. The miscalculation turns into a disaster when Truman fails to foresee Russia's reaction. Almost instantly, Stalin strikes U.S. allies in Europe and Great Britain. As the shock waves settle, the two superpowers are caught in a horrifying face-off. Will they attack each other directly with nuclear weapons? What countries will be caught in between? The fateful global drama plays out through the experiences of ordinary people--from a British barmaid to a Ukrainian war veteran to a desperate American soldier alone behind enemy lines in Korea. For them, as well as Truman, Mao, and Stalin, the whole world has become a battleground. Strategic strikes lead to massive movements of ground troops. Cities are destroyed, economies ravaged. And on a planet under siege, the sounds and sights of nuclear bombs become a grim harbinger of a new reality: the struggle to survive man's greatest madness
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DLC
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Turtledove, Harry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Hot war
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear warfare
  • World War III
Label
Bombs away : the hot war, Harry Turtledove
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780553390704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014154
System control number
  • 168504
  • 774521
Label
Bombs away : the hot war, Harry Turtledove
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780553390704
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014154
System control number
  • 168504
  • 774521

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