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The Great War: Breakthroughs

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444744989

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ON SALE: 30th August 2012

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Is it the war to end all wars – or war without end? It is 1917, and the United States are fighting a war on two fronts. In the north, from the Pacific to Quebec, US forces in the air and on land are locked in battle against Canada and Great Britain. To the south, at the heart of a line that stretches from the Gulf of California to the Atlantic, General Custer intends to do what none of his predecessors have done – to smash through the Confederate lines in Tennessee. Into this vast, seething cauldron plunges a new generation of weapons – submarines, barrels, attack planes, poison gas and flame throwers – changing the shape of war and the balance of power. ‘The wizard of If.’ Chicago Sun-Times ‘The standard-bearer for alternate history.’ USA Today

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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