Pacific Nightmare: How Japan Starts World War III, a Future History

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Carol Publishing Group, 1992 - History - 302 pages
The year is 2001. Hong Kong collapses after reverting to Chinese rule. Civil war breaks out in China. North Korea invades South Korea and involves America and Britain in the conflict. And all the while, waiting in the wings, is Japan--all powerful, all-patient, gazing at the countries now locked in mortal combat.

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PACIFIC NIGHTMARE: How Japan Starts World War III--A Future History

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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 ... Read full review

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

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This curious and unlovely work posits dreadful events that, in the author's view, will follow the transfer of Hong Kong to China. This is not a novel in any conventional sense but rather a speculative ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer. He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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