|Plot Summary of Days of Infamy|
NAL, Nov 2004, 24.95, 464
The Japanese plan to bomb Pearl Harbor when Commander Genda persuades Admiral Yamamoto to also occupy Hawaii. That would enable the Japanese to extend their territorial base and make it easier to bomb the American far west and cut the enemy off from allies like Australia and New Zealand. Yamamoto's superiors approve the daring plan.
Whites control Hawaii and treat Japanese like third class citizens. When the attack occurs, the Americans are taken by surprise and react in a disorganized manner. The bombardment is followed up with precise military action and the Japanese Army force the Americans to surrender. POWs are treated with contempt and abuse while those Japanese who have lived on Hawaii for years collaborate with the Japanese. The local Americans on bended knees to the invaders look to the forty-eight states to liberate them.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Days of Infamy|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
Repressive society story
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- government investigator
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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