Description: This fifth volume of Robert Vaughan's American Chronicles follows America's tumultuous and surprising journey through the 1940's, as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrusts the nation into the Second World War. Hitler's army ravages Europe, and an explosion of the first nuclear warhead in Los Alamos plunges the world into the danger of the nuclear age. Beautiful journalist Shaylin McKay risks her life reporting from the battle front, only to find she has fallen in love with a soldier in combat. Veteran pilot Jimmy Blake performs daring air raids deep into German-occupied territory, repeatedly fighting the odds for the sake of his country. African-American fighter pilot Travis Jackson's skills disturb the color division of the military, his outstanding bravery proving that good pilots come in every color.