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    Description"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 2021has 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. . . .


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    Title
    Weapons of Choice
    Subtitle
    Book One of the Axis of Time Trilogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Birmingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 449 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345457127
    ISBN 10: 0345457129
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC002000, FIC028000
    LC classification: PR9619.3.B5136 W43 2004
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031020
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Del Rey Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "This is an excellent combination of near future military SF and alternate history, and a riveting story to boot."-Eric Flint, author of "1632 "and "1634: The Galileo Affair ""This book has everying: time travel, the British royalty, things that go boom, and unrelenting action. Read the opening at your own risk: you won't be doing anything else until you finish it."-Sean WILLIAMS, co-author of "Heirs of Earth" and "Star Wars: Force Heretic: Reunion"
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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. . . .