In the Presence of Mine Enemies

In the Presence of Mine Enemies

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by Harry Turtledove
     
 

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In the twenty-first century, Germany's Third Reich continues to thrive after its victory in World War II-keeping most of Europe and North America under its heel. But within the heart of the Nazi regime, a secret lives. Under a perfect Aryan facade, Jews survive-living their lives, raising their families, and fearing discovery...  See more details below

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In the twenty-first century, Germany's Third Reich continues to thrive after its victory in World War II-keeping most of Europe and North America under its heel. But within the heart of the Nazi regime, a secret lives. Under a perfect Aryan facade, Jews survive-living their lives, raising their families, and fearing discovery...

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Harry Turtledove, the master of the alternate history, asks a fascinating question in this novel: What if Nazi Germany won World War II and ruled over most of Europe and North America well into the 21st century?

Heinrich Gimpel is a mid-level government worker living in Berlin with his wife, Lise, and their three children. Life is good for Heinrich and his family, who are living in the capital of a world-spanning Third Reich, the heart of the Nazi regime. And life will remain good so long as no one discovers that they're Jews.

Thus far, Heinrich and his wife have been model citizens and have stayed out of trouble; but as the political landscape of the Third Reich dramatically changes when a new Führer comes to power, their safety is put in jeopardy. As revolutionary reforms begin polarizing the populace, Heinrich tries to fend off the advances of his best friend's wife, with disastrous results.

Although In the Presence of Mine Enemies is decidedly more cerebral than Turtledove's popular alternate history Great War and Worldwar sagas, it is by no means lacking in excitement. The last few chapters of this novel are as action-packed and emotionally charged as any in recent memory. With dozens of major characters set against an incredibly well researched historical background, In the Presence of Mine Enemies is another Turtledove classic. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101212578
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2004
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
288,437
File size:
874 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Harry Turtledove—the New York Times bestselling author of numerous alternate history novels, including The Guns of the South, How Few Remain, and the Worldwar quartet—has a Ph.D. in Byzantine history. Nominated numerous times for the Nebula Award, he has won the Hugo, Sidewise, and John Esthen Cook Awards. He lives with his wife and children in California.

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