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American Empire: Blood and Iron

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444768374

Price: £7.99

ON SALE: 17th January 2013

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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The first volume of the American Empire trilogy from Harry Turtledove,
“The Wizard of If”.

As Turtledove’s brilliant series The Great War came to its end, the United
States of America, in alliance with Germany, had defeated Great Britain,
France and the Confederate States of America in a bloody conflict known
as the First World War.

Now as the 1920s begin, though, the seeds of a new conflict have already
been sown. The United States, led by Theodore Roosevelt, swings wildly
towards socialism. In Canada – now a US colony – nationalist terrorists strike
against the new American oppressors. But it is in the Confederacy, trapped
in a ruinous economic depression, where fascism begins to spread, and the
fires are fanned by a charismatic leader who may again plunge the world into


With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world . . . This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less
<i>Publishers Weekly</i> on HOW FEW REMAIN)
Turtledove plays heady games with actual history, scattering object lessons and bitter ironies along the way. Strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background.
<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> on RETURN ENGAGEMENTS
Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash.
<i>Time Out</i> on A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters . . . totally fascinating.
<i>Booklist</i> on THE GREAT WAR series