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  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: American Patriot (August 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605301299
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605301297
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,032,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Larry Schweikart, a former rock drummer who opened for "Steppenwolf," is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. In addition to some of the books mentioned here, he has authored over 50 academic articles, dozens of book reviews, and has been a regular guest on "Fox and Friends."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger F. Dotson on April 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
Great book! I am now including Larry Schweikart on my favorite authors list! Halsey's Bluff puts you in the Admiral's "War Room" on both sides of the conflict as an observer. This "alternate ending" to the Battle of Midway and subsequent action on America's West Coast is gripping and hard to put down. Schweikart's counter-factual account is plausible and drives home how our victory at the Battle of Midway keyed on the surprise arrival of the previously damaged carrier Yorktown and it's dive bombers undoubtedly saved the US Naval fleet in the Pacific. Well written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael G. Jackson on April 2, 2009
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Exciting, very well written and fast paced fiction of the growing counterfactual genre. Twists and turns that are unexpected. With a historians insight on the many "what if..." of the early months of War in the Pacific when both battles and the War hung by a few thin threads. A great read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WGH on June 22, 2009
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Very exciting and plausible variation of history starting with small differences in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As it progresses to larger, yet believable, alternatives that occurred during the Battle of the Coral Sea, the stage is set for Midway. Tension heightens as Yamamoto and Nagumo prepare for the Midway battle more effectively than they did in "real history." Without giving too much away, Midway and its immediate aftermath reach colossal proportions, becoming even more epic than what actually occured in history. Warning -- this is a very difficult book to put down before finishing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Lloyd on June 18, 2009
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I bought this as a gift for my father, and below is his review:

"Halsey's Bluff is a novelized history of a small, but important, part of World War II in the Pacific. Not real history with imagined dialogue, but a story that suddenly veers away from actual history: what might have happened, from a naval perspective, if we had lost the Battle of Midway in 1942.
The author, Larry Schweikart, tells a plausible, suspenseful, and sometimes exciting tale. It is also very patriotic: no one is blamed for Pearl Harbor; there is no intelligence fumble; no concern about the internment of American citizens of Japanese origin; no political problems; American industry is heroic, etc. And the denouement seems even grander than the actual Midway victory. The Japanese should have known better than to mess with Americans!
Histories, even novelized, usually have notes, which I think would have been helpful here. Illustrations, maps, and photos of lead characters could also have added to the impression of realism. Nevertheless, although modest, it is a good story."

Perhaps I should have chosen 4 stars based on my father's comment about the lack of notes, but I do not think that affected the positive review of the story itself.
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