The Final Storm

The Final Storm

A Novel of the War in the Pacific

eBook - 2011
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A fictional account of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345526434
0345526430
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 446 p. :) ; maps

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rp3276
Jul 10, 2017

A great Novel of Historical fiction of the Second World War.

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erfar
Jan 26, 2016

Perhaps the weakest of this tour de force trilogy, but it continues Shaara's unparalleled ability to tell the historical tale from the experiences of a selected few protagonists. A wonderful series.

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KGerryH
Jul 09, 2012

I'm a big fan of Shaara, but this one felt like he mailed it in. It took way too many pages to cover a short segment of the war in the Pacific.

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lukeooo2
Aug 29, 2011

great fictional historic book about war I recomend for war book lovers

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Keogh
Aug 08, 2011

Shaara finishes his series of World War Two books on a high note, writing about the Battle of Okinawa and the sheer horrors of that time, and ending with the Hiroshima bombing and the conclusion of the war. He has a vivid, powerful way of writing that really draws the reader in, using multiple points of view, from Marines on the ground to Japanese commanders and doctors to the American President, high commanders, and the crew of the Enola Gay. A moving, magnificent novel.

debwalker May 10, 2011

"Jeff Shaara's novel, The Final Storm, is about destruction on an almost unfathomable scale. The Final Storm chronicles the Pacific campaign during World War II; it's the fourth in Shaara's series about the war and works both as a standalone novel and as the conclusion to that series. There are no post-modern literary tricks here; instead, Shaara is a master — in the Herman Wouk, Kenneth Roberts mode — of the kind of character-driven, plot-heavy page-turner that most of us think of when we think "historical novel."

In his introduction, Shaara reminds us of some of the staggering numbers of the Pacific Campaign: the two-week assault on Saipan resulted in 14,000 American deaths; Iwo Jima, 26,000 American casualties and only 300 Japanese prisoners taken alive out of the 20,000 defending the island. The Final Storm is a vivid literary addition to films like Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers — all of which underscore the peculiar brutalities and sometimes under-recognized sacrifices of the War in the Pacific"
Maureen Corrigan
NPR

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Aug 29, 2011

lukeooo2 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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