Drive to the East: Settling Accounts, Book Two by Harry Turtledove

Drive to the East: Settling Accounts, Book Two

byHarry Turtledove

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Harry Turtledove–the master of alternate history–has recast the tumultuous twentieth century and created an epic that is powerful, bold, and as convincing as it is provocative. In Drive to the East he continues his saga of warfare that has divided a nation and now threatens the entire world.

In 1914, the First World War ignited a brutal conflict in North America, with the United States finally defeating the Confederate States. In 1917, The Great War ended and an era of simmering hatred began, fueled by the despotism of a few and the sacrifice of many. Now it’s 1942. The USA and CSA are locked in a tangle of jagged, blood-soaked battle lines, modern weaponry, desperate strategies, and the kind of violence that only the damned could conjure up–for their enemies and themselves.

In Richmond, Confederate president and dictator Jake Featherston is shocked by what his own aircraft have done in Philadelphia–killing U.S. president Al Smith in a barrage of bombs. Featherston presses ahead with a secret plan carried out on the dusty plains of Texas, where a so-called detention camp hides a far more evil purpose.

As the untested U.S. vice president takes over for Smith, the United States face a furious thrust by the Confederate army, pressing inexorably into Pennsylvania. But with the industrial heartland under siege, Canada in revolt, and U.S. naval ships fighting against the Japanese in the Sandwich Islands, the most dangerous place in the world may be overlooked.

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Title:Drive to the East: Settling Accounts, Book TwoFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2005Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345484622

ISBN - 13:9780345484628

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Turtledove masterfully explores a world that wasn' Harry Turtledove is the publisher proclaimed master of alternate history. In this eleven volume series, he explores a southern victory in the civil war and the likely effects on North American history. In this book, we are well into the second world war, with the Confederacy a fascist state fighting for revenge against the United States. People with a passing knowledge of the Second World War will see events analogous to our own. But the story isn't merely a repitition of events in europe transposed into North America and Turtledove extrapolates and adapts as sees fit. The series main flaw, if you could call it one, is the shere scope of the novel. Events take place all over North America, from occupied Canada to Ohio, to Philidelphia to California. Turtledove has employed a vast field of viewpoint characters, each with their own history and views. While he manages to keep the story going, some might find that it is hard to keep track of. I am very much looking forward to The Grapple, published July 2006.
Date published: 2006-06-26