By Harry Turtledove
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In a rare saga of countries locked in warfare, grasp storyteller Harry Turtledove tells the tale of global conflict II, which starts off over Czechoslovakia instead of Poland, 11 months just before it relatively got here. we have the ultimate installment in Turtledove's landmark international struggle II series.
Hitler's Plan A used to be to win in a rush, awesome difficult and deep into France. there has been no Plan B. Now the battle grinds on. international locations were pressured into unusual alliances. The Nazis enhance skinny strains with Hungarian and Romanian troops. England, discovering its footing after the suspicious demise of Winston Churchill and a coup d'état, fights again in Europe and at the seas of the North Atlantic. Jews struggle on each side of the war--in mystery in German uniform, overtly in Spain, France, and Russia. Into the standoff come new killing instruments, from tanks to bazookas. within the Pacific, Japan prepares bombs full of macabre organic concoctions to be dropped on Hawaii.
For the united states, the single enemy is Japan, as there was no casus belli for the US in Europe. Then Hitler turns into determined and pronounces battle at the usa. yet is it too overdue? His personal individuals are emerging up in rebel. The German army can have to place down the violence, perhaps even bomb its personal cities.
In this epic drama, genuine women and men are formed via the carnage, and their person acts in flip form history.
Drawing at the gritty, own fact of conflict and on a forged of unforgettable characters, Harry Turtledove has written an alternative historical past that intrigues, fascinates, and astounds.