In at the Death

In at the Death

Book - 2007
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Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant secretary of defense. Thomas Dewey is running for president with a blunt-speaking Missourian named Harry Truman at his side. Britain holds onto its desperate alliance with the USA's worst enemy, while a holocaust unfolds in Texas. In Harry Turtledove's compelling, disturbing, and extraordinarily vivid reshaping of American history, a war of secession has triggered a generation of madness. The tipping point has come at last. The third war in sixty years, this one yet unnamed: a grinding, horrifying series of hostilities and atrocities between two nations sharing the same continent and both calling themselves Americans. At the dawn of 1944, the United States has beaten back a daredevil blitzkrieg from the Confederate States--and a terrible new genie is out of history's bottle: a bomb that may destroy on a scale never imagined before. In Europe, the new weapon has shattered a stalemate between Germany, England, and Russia. When the trigger is pulled in America, nothing will be the same again. With visionary brilliance, Harry Turtledove brings to a climactic conclusion his monumental, acclaimed drama of a nation's tragedy and the men and women who play their roles--with valor, fear, and folly--on history's greatest stage.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780345492470
Branch Call Number: FIC TUR
Characteristics: 609 p. : map ; 25 cm


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Nov 14, 2011

A big letdown considering how the series was climaxing , but there are some fun tidbits for the first 2/3 of it.

Sep 08, 2010

Don't bother reading this one if you haven't read the previous books in this series.

Turtledove pumps out several books a year: they are not terrible to read, but it isn't great writing.

I think I finished this one because I was curious to see which cities would get nuked. (It's an alternate World War II).

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