In The Balance (worldwar, Book One) by Harry TurtledoveIn The Balance (worldwar, Book One) by Harry Turtledove

In The Balance (worldwar, Book One)

byHarry Turtledove

Mass Market Paperback | December 28, 1994

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From Pearl Harbor to panzers rolling through Paris to the Siege of Leningrad and the Battle of Midway, war seethed across the planet as the flames of destruction rose higher and hotter.
And then, suddenly, the real enemy came.
The invaders seemed unstoppable, their technology far beyond human reach. And never before had men been more divided. For Jew to unite with Nazi, American with Japanese, and Russian with German was unthinkable.
But the alternative was even worse.
As the fate of the world hung in the balance, slowly, painfully, humankind took up the shocking challenge . . .
Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler’s War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d’Etat, and Two Fronts; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Ti...
Title:In The Balance (worldwar, Book One)Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 6.88 × 4.21 × 1.4 inPublished:December 28, 1994

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ISBN - 10:0345388526

ISBN - 13:9780345388520

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it This is a pretty good book and I enjoyed it. The combination of this alternate history worked pretty well for me.
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Date published: 2015-08-31
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An alternative history of the Second World War finds the warring Allied and Axis powers combining technologies in order to combat an invading alien species that threatens to conquer the planet. Reissue. AB.