Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant secretary of defense. Thomas Dewey is running for president with a blunt-speaking Missourian named Harry Truman at his side. Britain holds onto its desperate alliance with the USAs worst enemy, while a holocaust unfolds in Texas. In Harry Turtledoves compelling, disturbing, and extraordinarily vivid reshaping of American history, a war of secession has triggered a generation of madness. The tipping point has come at last.
The third war in sixty years, this one yet unnamed: a grinding, horrifying series of hostilities and atrocities between two nations sharing the same continent and both calling themselves Americans. At the dawn of 1944, the United States has beaten back a daredevil blitzkrieg from the Confederate States and a terrible new genie is out of historys bottle: a bomb that may destroy on a scale never imagined before. In Europe, the new weapon has shattered a stalemate between Germany, England, and Russia. When the trigger is pulled in America, nothing will be the same again.
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"Alternate history master Turtledove brings his 10-book saga of a Confederate Civil War victory to a satisfying if predictable conclusion...some readers may wish that Turtledove follows this time line into uncharted territory in yet another sequel." - PW.
"Turtledove sets the standard for alternate history and once more proves his worth." - Library Journal.
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Harry Norman Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, CA on 14 June 1949. After
failing out of his freshman year at Caltech, he attended UCLA, where he received
a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977. His dissertation was on The Immediate
Successors of Justinian: A Study of the Persian Problem and of Continuity and
Change in Internal Secular Affairs in the Later Roman Empire During the Reigns
of Justin II and Tiberius II Constantine (A.D. 565-582).
In 1979, Turtledove published his first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, under the pseudonym "Eric G. Iverson". Turtledove later explained that his editor at Belmont Towers did not think people would believe the author's real name was "Turtledove" and suggested that he come up with something more Nordic. He ...
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