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The Final Storm - A Novel of the War in the Pacific-logo

The Final Storm - A Novel of the War in the Pacific

Jeff Shaara

The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara's gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater. As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself-the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. With a narrative dexterity befitting his status as a master storyteller, Shaara relates the story of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, a young marine whose brother Jesse has already earned his share of glory as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in Europe; Admiral Chester Nimitz, who must unite rival army and marine commanders into a cooperative effort; General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., the American ground commander trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who led Confederate troops during the Civil War; and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island, who understands what Tokyo will not believe: that his own fight to the death will only delay the inevitable-as the Americans continue their advance toward the home islands and ultimate victory. With the fights raging across the Pacific, a different kind of campaign is being waged in extraordinary secrecy: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the hor

The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara's gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater. As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself-the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. With a narrative dexterity befitting his status as a master storyteller, Shaara relates the story of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, a young marine whose brother Jesse has already earned his share of glory as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in Europe; Admiral Chester Nimitz, who must unite rival army and marine commanders into a cooperative effort; General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., the American ground commander trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who led Confederate troops during the Civil War; and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island, who understands what Tokyo will not believe: that his own fight to the death will only delay the inevitable-as the Americans continue their advance toward the home islands and ultimate victory. With the fights raging across the Pacific, a different kind of campaign is being waged in extraordinary secrecy: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the hor
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The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara's gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater. As the war in Europe winds down in the wake of the Normandy invasion, the United States has turned its vast military resources toward an all-out effort against the Japanese. In the spring of 1945, Japan's empire has been pressed slowly back toward its home islands, and the Americans mount a furious assault on the last great stepping-stone to Japan itself-the heavily fortified island of Okinawa. The three-month battle will feature some of the most vicious combat of the entire war, as American troops confront an enemy that would rather be slaughtered than experience the shame of surrender. With a narrative dexterity befitting his status as a master storyteller, Shaara relates the story of the struggle for Okinawa through the eyes of combatants on both sides: Private Clay Adams, a young marine whose brother Jesse has already earned his share of glory as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne in Europe; Admiral Chester Nimitz, who must unite rival army and marine commanders into a cooperative effort; General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., the American ground commander trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who led Confederate troops during the Civil War; and General Mitsura Ushijima, the Japanese general in charge of defending the island, who understands what Tokyo will not believe: that his own fight to the death will only delay the inevitable-as the Americans continue their advance toward the home islands and ultimate victory. With the fights raging across the Pacific, a different kind of campaign is being waged in extraordinary secrecy: the development of a weapon so powerful, not even the scientists who build it know just what they are about to unleash. Colonel Paul Tibbets, one of the finest bomber pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps, is selected to lead the mission to drop the hor

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Michael

Length:

20h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:10


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:31


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:30


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:33


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:21


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:15


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:16


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:36


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:52


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:26


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:44


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:16


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:14


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:44


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:06


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:19


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:13


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:39


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:36


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:37


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:00


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:28


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:33


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:13


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:33


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:45


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:53


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:15


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:53


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:32


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:43


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:40


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:37


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:22


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:02


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:46


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:49


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:18


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:43


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:32


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:43


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:51


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:34


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

08:21


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:14


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:53


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:45


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

08:22


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:34


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:03


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:50


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:04


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:02


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:52


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:43


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:48


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:41


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:36


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:40


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:41


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:53


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:27


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:12


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:44


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:15


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

08:13


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:20


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:46


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

00:35