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1942: A Novel


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    Japan invades Hawaii after a more successful attack on Pearl Harbor.

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1942: A Novel

By Robert Conroy

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Released: 2009-02-24
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December 7 is “the date which will live in infamy.” But now Japan is hatching another, far greater plan to bring America to its knees. . . .

The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was a resounding success–except for one detail: a second bombing mission, to destroy crucial oil storage facilities, was aborted that day. Now, in this gripping and stunning work of alternate history, Robert Conroy reimagines December 7, 1941, to include the attack the Japanese didn’t launch, and what follows is a thrilling tale of war, resistance, sacrifice, and courage. For when Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto sees how badly the United States has been ravaged in a two-pronged strike, he devises another, more daring proposal: an all-out invasion of Hawaii to put a stranglehold on the American Pacific Fleet.

Yamamoto’s strategy works brilliantly–at first. But a handful of American soldiers and a determined civilian resistance fight back in the face of cruelty unknown in Western warfare. Stateside, a counterassault is planned–and the pioneering MIT-trained aviator Colonel Jimmy Doolittle is given a near-impossible mission with a fleet of seaplanes jury-rigged into bombers. From spies to ordinary heroes and those caught between two cultures at war, this is the epic saga of the Battle of Hawaii–the way it very nearly was. . . .

Germanica

By Robert Conroy

Robert Conroy
Released: 2016-08-30
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Best-selling alternate history master Robert Conroy returns to World War II, this time for a dangerous last stand of the Nazis in the heart of the Alps.

GERMANICA, ÜBER ALLES!

Deep in the heart of Europe's Alps in the redoubt called Germanica, Nazi propaganda master Josef Goebbels and a battalion of Nazi zealots hold out against a frantic final Allied push to end World War II. With Churchill losing his election, De Gaulle consolidating his rule over a newly liberated France, and Stalin asserting his own nefarious land-grab in Eastern Germany, only America, led by its untried new president Harry Truman, remains to face the toughest of Nazi warriors as they hunker down for a bitter fight to the last man.

Goebbels knows that if he can hold out just a bit longer, the war weary of the Western nations will back away from unconditional surrender for Germany, and he and his zealots can remain in power—never to answer for their war crimes, and able to prepare for the moment when their hateful Nazi ideology is ready once again to rise from its alpine grave and strike at the heart of humanity!

But there are Americans and a few stalwart Europeans just as determined to put a final stake in the Nazi heart. It is now up to heroes in the making such as newly minted O.S.S. operative Ernie Janek, commando Captain Scott Tanner, and formerly enslaved Czech "Jew" Lena Bobek, to bring down the dark Nazi menace growing like a cancer in the mountainous heart of the continent.

About Germanica:
“[A] new and intriguing novel that takes the final days of the Third Reich as its jumping-off point. . . . Conroy captures the intricacies of WWII with an eye for historical nuance, and he crafts a believable alternate ending to the war. . . . [T]he story is buoyed by Conroy’s effective snapshot of the era.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A] gripping alternate World War II saga . .  .”—Library Journal

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

About Robert Conroy’s 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

Rising Sun

By Robert Conroy

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Released: 2013-10-29
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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War, another compelling alternate history thriller. With an 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 this 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 has 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 for 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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Himmler's War

By Robert Conroy

Baen Books
Released: 2012-10-30
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Popular alternate history author delivers another compelling what if novel; Hitler is out of the picture and Himmler in charge of a resurgent German war machine. By the author of breakout WW II alternate history game-changer, 1945

Only days after Normandy, Hitler is taken out of the equation and Heinrich Himmler, brutal head of the SS, assumes control of the Reich.  On the Allied side, there is confusion.  Should attempts be made to negotiate with the new government or should unconditional surrender still be the only option?  With the specter of a German super-weapon moving closer to completion and the German generals finally allowed to fight the kind of war at which they are masters, the Allies are pushed toward a course of accommodation or even defeat.  Will the soldiers of the Grand Alliance find the courage and conviction to fight on in the face of such daunting odds?  And can the Allied leaders put into place a new plan in time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by the German war machine?  A new and terrible battle for the free world is on.

About Himmler’s War:
“VERDICT Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable. It should appeal to fans of Harry Turtledove and Peter G. Tsouras.” –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

1942 by Robert Conroy (2009-02-24)

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