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AMERICAN EMPIRE: BOOK ONE

Twice in the last century, brutal war erupted between the United States and the Confederacy. Then, after a generation of relative peace, The Great War exploded worldwide. As the conflict engulfed Europe, the C.S.A. backed the Allies, while the U.S. found its own ally in Imperial Germany. The Confederate States, France, and England all fell. Russia self-destructed, and the Japanese, seeing that the cause was lost, retired to fight another day.

The Great War has ended, and an uneasy peace reigns around most of the world. But nowhere is the peace more fragile than on the continent of North America, where bitter enemies share a single landmass and two long, bloody borders.

In the North, proud Canadian nationalists try to resist the colonial power of the United States. In the South, the once-mighty Confederate States have been pounded into poverty and merciless inflation. U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt refuses to return to pre-war borders. The scars of the past will not soon be healed. The time is right for madmen, demagogues, and terrorists.

At this crucial moment in history, with Socialists rising to power in the U.S. under the leadership of presidential candidate Upton Sinclair, a dangerous fanatic is on the rise in the Confederacy, preaching a message of hate. And in Canada another man--a simple farmer--has a nefarious plan: to assassinate the greatest U.S. war hero, General George Armstrong Custer.

With tension on the seas high, and an army of Marxist Negroes lurking in the swamplands of the Deep South, more than enough people are eager to return the world to war. Harry Turtledove sends his sprawling cast of men and women--wielding their own faiths, persuasions, and private demons--into the troubled times between the wars.

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Even though the Great War is over, North America is on the brink of disaster as the Canadian nationalists attempt to defy the colonial power of the United States and the Socialists rise to power, which leads to the rise of a pychotic fanatic preaching a message of hate in the South and a Canadian farmer bent on killing the greatest U.S. war hero, General George Armstrong Custer. Reprint.

About the Author

Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles in 1949. He has taught ancient and medieval history at UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, and Cal State L.A., and has published a translation of a ninth-century Byzantine chronicle, as well as several scholarly articles. He is also an award-winning full-time writer of science fiction and fantasy. His alternate history works have included several short stories and novels, including The Guns of the South, How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel), the Great War epics: American Front and Walk in Hell, and the Colonization books: Second Contact and Down to Earth. He is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345494283
Subtitle:
Blood and Iron
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Turtledove, Harry
Author:
Harry Turtledove
Subject:
Fiction-Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fiction : Alternative History
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Alternative History
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020625
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
656

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"Synopsis" by , Even though the Great War is over, North America is on the brink of disaster as the Canadian nationalists attempt to defy the colonial power of the United States and the Socialists rise to power, which leads to the rise of a pychotic fanatic preaching a message of hate in the South and a Canadian farmer bent on killing the greatest U.S. war hero, General George Armstrong Custer. Reprint.
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