Weapons of Choice : World War 2.1

Weapons of Choice : World War 2.1

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by John Birmingham
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780141029115
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
12/07/2006

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Weapons of Choice (Axis of Time Trilogy #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
BobBSquare More than 1 year ago
All in all a good book after you get by the improbable circumstances that set the stage for the story. The resulting reactions by historical figures and the impact on where we might find ourselves today are fascinating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific read. Birmingham effortlessly weaves a compelling yarn around an absolutely incredulous scenario. The collision of 1940s culture with 21st century soldiering makes for gripping reading. I'm not a huge fan of alternate history and it may jar with purist fans of the genre. I normally read non-fiction, particularly military history. But I couldn't put it down. Read it in a day. A real page turner. It's well worth a look.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book hits the ground running and does not stop to take a breath! The SF mix with WWII is innovative and engrossing! It's one that you will not put down. Enjoy it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up in the store to see what it's worth. And I must say that there must certainly be better authors with better books to publish than this. Being a fan of alternate history, to say the least, I must confess this book is a major disapointment. I find these rave reviews it is getting over rated, but perhaps because I desire a good alternate history based on history and human nature rather than the Politically Correct. It is one of the breed I have come to despise, a Politically Correct Sci-Fi a Star Trek set in the past devoid of reality and any real historical foundation. I put it back on the shelf rather than buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read but not the most enthralling alternate history
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Waits.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will attack you on DEC. 13. I recomend you have your troops ready. ~Comander Dawson US WWII res 1 to 9
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She shrugged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is totally confused. "Wheres Hunter?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In his "Destroyerman" series, Taylor Anderson sends a WW 2 ship into a pre-technological world, with interesting results. Here, Birmingham takes the opposite tack: how a multi-national naval flotilla from the near future would affect the outcome of WW 2 if it somehow was moved back to just before the Battle of Midway? More than just the differences in technology, Birmingham deftly handles how a fully integrated naval force, with African-American, female and gay officers would encounter the all-white prejudiced Americans of the early 1940's. Besides, the battle scenes are top-notch! I look forward to the next volumes in the series. Fans of alternative history will like this series!
orion60 More than 1 year ago
Fast paced sea battles fought with conventional and super weapons. A lot of social problems and a lot of action.
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iczar5 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book. On par with Harry Turtledove. Have to believe that the future of warfare meeting with the past was really great. I liked this book and it's following two others. The characters are written with great enthusiasm. How the future turns out??? You will just have to read the series.
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Talonvael More than 1 year ago
A very different look at history with some damn fine characters, very well done.
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