The Viennese Waltz

Book - 2014
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After carving a free state for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia contend with aristocratic forces determined to keep their grip on power whatever it takes. When Grantville, West Virginia was transported back to the year 1631 -- in the middle of the Thirty Years' War, no less -- many things happened. Many opportunities arose. It's said that a rising tide lifts all boats. Perhaps not quite as high as the Barbie Consortium rose, however. A cabal of ten- to twelve-year-old girls? They aren't twelve anymore. And they gave up playing with dolls some years ago, when they sold them all and started an investment consortium. A consortium that did quite well. The Barbie Consortium hits Vienna. In several different ways. The princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, the common men and women on the street have no idea what's about to happen.Neither do the girls, but they're determined it'll happen their way.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY :, Baen Books,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781476736877
Branch Call Number: SF FLI
Characteristics: 381 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Huff, Gorg
Goodlett, Paula
Alternative Title: Sixteen thirty-six


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Feb 03, 2017

Interconnected alternative history short stories on Austrian-Hungarian Empire with renegade rednecks & the Barbie Consortium.
Culture clash between the commoners, aristocrats & the priests.
Old guard horrified Barbie Consortium became basic princesses by Emperor for stabilizing the currency.

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