Weapons of Choice

Weapons of Choice

Book - 2004
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On the eve of America's greatest victory in the Pacific,
a catastrophic event disrupts the course of World War II, forever changing the rules of combat. . . .

The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A military experiment in the year 2021 has thrust an American-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the U.S. naval task force speeding toward Midway Atoll--and what was to be the most spectacular U.S. triumph of the entire war.

Thousands died in the chaos, but the ripples had only begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor--led by Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, and Spruance--have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they've never encountered an African American colonel or a British naval commander who was a woman and half-Pakistani. While they embrace the armada's awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first century sailors themselves far from acceptable.

Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realization that the time travelers themselves--by their very presence--have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first century task force may have also made the trip--and might now be aiding Yamamoto and the Japanese.

What happens next is anybody's guess--and everybody's nightmare. . . .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345457127
0345457129
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION BIRMINGH
Characteristics: xiii, 434 pages ; 24 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 28, 2017

Brilliant concept on multinational war on terror fleet transported to 1942 Midway.
Pity no President Hilary Clinton, but shuttered on more devastating War on Terror if she is dead if name on warship.
Transported shuddered at their racist ancestors, but their ancestors shuddered on hardened professional attitude thanks to 20 year of war against terror.

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Astraeus
Sep 10, 2016

A well written combination of science fiction and alternate history. Imaginative yet plausible, this book and its sequels are truly unique and will be enjoyed by everyone interesting in these genres.

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swankdawg
Oct 29, 2012

way to many characters for one book., but otherwise its a cool concept and hopefully reading all three book will bring it all together

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bgirlrose
Mar 02, 2010

alittle confusing to follow at first. to many characters intro'd. but a great storyline makes up for it. definitly worth the read.

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