The Grapple

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Random House Publishing Group, 2007 - Fiction - 616 pages
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“A profoundly thoughtful masterpiece of alternate history.”
–Booklist

It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens. The CSA president, Jake Featherston, seems to have greatly miscalculated the North’s resilience. But as new demonic tools of killing are unleashed, secret wars are unfolding. The U.S. government in Philadelphia has proof that the tyrannical Featherston is murdering African Americans by the tens of thousands in a Texas gulag called Determination. And the leaders of both sides know full well that the world’s next great power will not be the one with the biggest army but the nation that wins the race against nature and science–and smashes open the power of the atom.

“Turtledove never tires of exploring the paths not taken, bringing to his storytelling a prodigious knowledge of his subject and a profound understanding of human sensibilities and motivations.”
–Library Journal

“One of the strongest books in the extended series.”
–sfsite.com

“Compelling.”
–Publishers Weekly
 

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
33
Section 4
62
Section 5
91
Section 6
120
Section 7
150
Section 8
181
Section 18
490
Section 19
522
Section 20
554
Section 21
585
Section 22
618
Section 23
619
Section 24
620
Section 25
621

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
274
Section 12
305
Section 13
335
Section 14
366
Section 15
397
Section 16
428
Section 17
459
Section 26
622
Section 27
623
Section 28
624
Section 29
625
Section 30
626
Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2007)

Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler's War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d'Etat, and Two Fronts; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, and Striking the Balance;the Colonization books: Second Contact, Down to Earth, and Aftershocks; the Great War epics: American Front, Walk in Hell, and Breakthroughs; the American Empire novels: Blood & Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, and Victorious Opposition; and the Settling Accounts series: Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, andIn at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.

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