Bring the Jubilee
"[WARD MOORE IS] ONE OF THE BEST AMERICAN WRITERS."
The United States never recovered from The War for Southern Independence. While the neighboring Confederacy enjoyed the prosperity of the victor, the U.S. struggled through poverty, violence, and a nationwide depression.
The Industrial Revolution never occurred here, and so, well into the 1950s, the nation remained one of horse-drawn wagons, gaslight, highwaymen, and secret armies. This was home for Hodgins McCormick Backmaker, whose sole desire was the pursuit of knowledge. This, he felt, would spirit him away from the squalor and violence.
Disastrously, Hodgins became embroiled in the clandestine schemes of the outlaw Grand Army, from which he fled in search of a haven. But he was to discover that no place could fully protect him from the world and its dangerous realities. . . .
"The Civil War has been often rethought, most effectively in Ward Moore's Bring the Jubilee."
--Donald E. Westlake
The New York Times
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Review: Bring the JubileeUser Review - Jane Healy - Goodreads
Quite an easy read - but I felt let down by the lack of depth in the descriptions of what life would actually be like in this alternative history. The ending came as something of a surprise and was the best part of the book Read full review
Review: Bring the JubileeUser Review - Stuart - Goodreads
Bring the Jubilee is a fairly obscure alternate-history story about a world in which the South won the "War for Southron Independence". The main character is a directionless youth who leaves his ... Read full review
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