A bit disappointing.
Jeff Shaara's European Theater World War II trilogy covered America's participation in that theater completely - from before the invasion of North Africa to the occupation of Germany. All of my reviews of those books can be seen by clicking here. He did a great job of discussing the grand strategies and showing the view from the trenches.
I really was hoping for the same treatment here. Shaara alludes to problems with his publisher in an introduction, but the reader is left with a truncated version of the war in the Pacific Theater. Shaara picks up this story with the dates he left off in his European Theater trilogy - Spring of 1945.So, no Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway or threat of invasion of Australia. No occupation of the Aleutian Islands. No Bataan Death March.
|The B-29 bomber Enola Gay|
Reviewed May 7, 2011.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Final Storm: A Novel of the War in the Pacific by Jeff Shaara.
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5 for failing to deliver the goods as they deserved to have been delivered.