American Front (The Great War, Book One) by Harry Turtledove

American Front (The Great War, Book One)

byHarry Turtledove

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When the Great War engulfed Europe in 1914, the United States and the Confederate States of America, bitter enemies for five decades, entered the fray on opposite sides: the United States aligned with the newly strong Germany, while the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. But it soon became clear to both sides that this fight would be different--that war itself would never be the same again. For this was to be a protracted, global conflict waged with new and chillingly efficient innovations--the machine gun, the airplane, poison gas, and trench warfare.

Across the Americas, the fighting raged like wildfire on multiple and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the diverse ethnic groups of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to hold together a Confederacy still beset by ignorance, prejudice, and class divisions. And as the war thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, found themselves fatefully drawn into a climactic confrontation . . .


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Title:American Front (The Great War, Book One)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 19, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book I really enjoyed this book. That is not unexpected given the author and his storytelling. I love the level of detail and the unexpected direction that the storyline goes.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. Deep and meaningful, Turtledove doesn't waste a breath with anything that doesn't build the character, the story, the suspense and the readers interest. If you can read this book. You'll be lending it to friends again and again.
Date published: 2005-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth the money This was a great book much like dr.T's other alternative-history books. I loved the concepts behind WW1 fought on N.A soil. As a bonus Canadians came across very well in the book, able to hold off american troops in a defensive position british assistance. (shades of WW1 canada core). Read his "How few remain" first, sort of a prequel. just a score card . Brit,French,Canadian, Confederate(winnning civil war in his version) vs Americans and Germans. lots of cameos by historical figures
Date published: 2000-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Master of Historical fiction is back! Harry Turtledove has again proved why he is the pre-emminent author of Alternative History. In this compelling sequal to How Few Remain, Turtledove unleashes the power of his imagination to capture a very realistic and uncompromising vision of what World War One would have been like with the United States and Confederate States on different sides. From the battlefields around a captured Washington D.C, and British-held Hawaii, to the very halls of power in Richmond and Philadelphia, Turtledove masterfully weaves an epic story of what might have been, with an uncanny eye for historical detail that almost makes it hard to believe these events really never happened. From the deck of a New England whaler, to the steel mills of Birmingham, Alabama, the reader is swept into the maelstrom of events as ordinary people are forced to do extraordinary things, in trecherous times. In doing so, Turtledove paints not so much a picture of what America might have been, but what America always was; a land of destiny torn between its hopes and ideals, and the reality of the world around it. For anyone who has ever asked him or herself "what if", Great War:The American Front calmly replies "why not?" It is that good.
Date published: 2000-06-20