1920: America's Great War

1920: America's Great War

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by Robert Conroy
     
 

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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate history thriller. After winning WW I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists.

Consider another 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914,

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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate history thriller. After winning WW I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists.

Consider another 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914, she had crushed England, France, and Russia in a war that was short but entirely devastating.

By 1920, Kaiser Wilhelm II is looking for new lands to devour. The United States is fast becoming an economic super-power and the only nation that can conceivably threaten Germany. The U.S. is militarily inept, however, and is led by a sick and delusional president who wanted to avoid war at any price. Thus, Germany is able to ship a huge army to Mexico to support a puppet government.

Her real goal: the invasion and permanent conquest of California and Texas.

America desperately resists as the mightiest and most brutal army in the world in a battle fought on land, at sea, and in the air as enemy armies savagely marched up on California, and move north towards a second Battle of the Alamo. Only the indomitable spirit of freedom can answer the Kaiser's challenge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148749509
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
11/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
103,913
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Conroy is the author a run of hugely popular alternate history novels, including Himmler’s War and Rising Sun for Baen Books. His 1942, which is set within a Japanese conquest of Hawaii, won the prestigious Sidewise Award for alternate histories. Conroy has written for Military History magazine and has traveled extensively in Europe where he’s taken a special interest in battlefields, historical collections and castles. After a first career in business, Conroy has turned his lifelong passion for writing and military history into an immensely satisfying new occupation. He is married, lives in southeastern Michigan, and, when not writing, teaches business and economic history at a local college.

About Robert Conroy's Rising Sun:
“Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.”—Booklist

About Robert Conroy’s Himmler’s War:
“[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.”–Library Journal

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1920: America's Great War 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I’ve read many alternative history books by one author, I lost interest for several years because of their unevenness: some were excellent, but others were impossible to get through. I decided to give the genre another chance with this tale and author, however, and I’m glad I did. One problem with alternative history is that everyone who is interested in it probably already knows what actually happened and is therefore likely to disagree with the author about plausible alternatives. Enjoying the story may therefore require an even greater willingness to simply accept the story without picking it to pieces than most fiction.
RickGalloway More than 1 year ago
I think I've read all of his published books by now, so yes, I am a fan! Other authors have also done some good work with alternative history novels and Robert Conroy ranks up with the best of them in my opinion. If you like the genre, this book is worth your attention!
TooMuchTimeInNaples More than 1 year ago
This book is a thoroughly enjoyable and fun read. Great for an airplane ride.
Belize042 More than 1 year ago
Carefully researched, well thought-out historical novel in the "alternate history" genre. A good read, well worth the time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big fan of alternatehistory stories. Of the few I've read only Guns oof the South by Harry Turtldoove sticks out in my memory. I was attracted to this title because I had been reading some history books of that time frame and I've always enjoyed WWI history. I thought that overall the story was a good one but it was not one that will stay with me. The biggest two issues I had both dealt with time. The first thing that bothered me was the lack of a timeline I could follow. All of the action seemed to be compressed into a couple of week time frame. I thought it seemed a little unlikely and unrealistic that several innovations in warfare that actually took years to develope were created all within a matter of days. It really paints a picture of the neophyte US Army as a strategic powerhouse. The problem I have with that is that through the entire book I never got a feeling of jeopardy. The United States seemed to be in control even when things didn't go their way. The other time problem was that aside from using people from that era as characters I didn't get a great feel for the time period. I guess the problem was a result of a bigger issue. The storytelling just wasn't as colorful and full as I would like. The characters didn't stand out to me and the action lacked something. It was a very good book overall but was just short of something above average.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago