Pacific Nightmare by Simon Winchester
How Japan Starts World War III : A Future History

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As a civil war in 2001 China pits north against south, Japan sends in troops from Tokyo, and the U.S. decides to stop Japan in its tracks.
 

About Simon Winchester

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Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by SIDGWICK & JACKSON LTD. 256 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Meanwhile, a Reuters correspondent--the channel from the progressive wing of the Peking foreign ministry to the departing Brits--makes it possible to prepare a counter strategy, and an ad hoc alliance of the Hong Kong Triads (organized criminals) and Western interests immediately begins to subver...

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Hong Kong resident Winchester—a Manchester Guardian correspondent whose nonfiction Their Noble Lordships (1982) and Pacific Rising (1991) dished up the House of Lords and the Pacific Rim respectively—treats the breakup of China as future historical fiction.

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A delightful and informative look at the complicated mosaic of peoples, religions and histories of some of the countries in and around the world's largest ocean, and at the Pacific Ocean itself.

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Winchester ( Pacific Rising ) establishes a plausible early sequence of events, but then depicts Japan's intervention so sketchily that he fails to convince.

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