In at the Death
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 USA’s worst enemy, while a holocaust unfolds in Texas. In Harry Turtledove’s 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 history’s 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.
With visionary brilliance, Harry Turtledove brings to a climactic conclusion his monumental, acclaimed drama of a nation’s tragedy and the men and women who play their roles–with valor, fear, and folly–on history’s greatest stage.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
At last the interesting strand of Alternate History that began with "How Few Remain", is over. The South is definitively conquered and the USA is re-united at last. Featherstone is dead, and the world ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
Yes, this is the end. After eleven volumes, no more books are planned for this series, a look at how American history deviated from ours after a Confederate victory at the Battle of Antietam and how a ... Read full review