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February 23rd, 2011


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08:06 am
One book failed to keep me interested, yesterday, and that was Rising Sun Victorious edited by Peter Tsouras. The individual authors postulate one or two minor changes in what happened in the history of the Pacific Theater in WWII, and then suggest the likely end results. I guess that these scenarios make me too uncomfortable to read on. In any case, no. That bodes poorly for my enjoyment of other books of the genre. I have to wonder why I like Turtledove's books so well, though. He does essentially the same thing.

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From:mycroftca
Date:February 24th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
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The book was a series of articles about WWII in the Pacific. Each one postulated different things about one battle or aspect of the war. For example, what if the Enterprise had had only one day of bad weather instead of two before Pearl Harbor? What if Nagumo had sent three waves of aircraft instead of two against Pearl? What if the Japanese had suspected that the US was interpreting their radio traffic before the Battle of the Coral Sea? Etc.

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From:rince1wind
Date:February 24th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
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It sounds pretty tedious, actually. Or for a very specialized audience.
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From:rince1wind
Date:February 24th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I'm just curious: Was it self-published? If not, who is the publisher?
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From:mycroftca
Date:February 24th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
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No, I don't think it was self-published because I bought it at a Borders. You'll have to look it up, yourself, I'm afraid, as I'm not at home to go look at it.

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From:mycroftca
Date:February 24th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
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That's certainly what I thought of it.
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