American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (American Empire Series #3)

American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (American Empire Series #3)

by Harry Turtledove
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American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (American Empire Series #3) by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove’s acclaimed alternate history series began with a single question: What if the South had won the Civil War? Now, seventy years have passed since the first War Between the States. The North American continent is locked in a battle of politics, economies, and moralities. In a world that has already felt the soul-shattering blow of the Great War, North America is the powder keg that could ignite another global conflict—complete with a new generation of killing machines.

“Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!” In 1934, the chant echoes across the Confederate States of America, a country born of bloodshed and passion, stretching from Mexico to Virginia. But while people use the word to greet each other in the streets, the meaning of “Freedom” has become increasingly unclear.

Jake Featherston, leader of the ruling Freedom Party, has won power—and is taking his country and the world to the edge of an abyss. Charismatic, shrewd, and addicted to conflict, Featherston is whipping the Confederate States into a frenzy of hatred. Blacks are being rounded up and sent to prison camps, and the persecution has just begun. Featherston has forced the United States to give up its toeholds in Florida and Kentucky, and as the North stumbles through a succession of leaders, from Socialist Hosea Blackford to Herbert Hoover and now Al Smith, Featherston is feeling his might. With the U.S.A. locked in a bitter, bloody occupation of Canada, facing an intractable rebellion in Utah, and fatigued from a war in the Pacific against Japan, Featherston may pursue one dangerous proposition above all: that he can defeat the U.S.A. in an all-out war.

The Victorious Opposition is a drama of leaders and followers, spies and traitors, lovers and soldiers. From California to Canada, from combat on the high seas to the secret meetings where former slaves plot a desperate strategy for survival, Harry Turtledove has created a human portrait of a world in upheaval. The third book in his monumental American Empire series, The Victorious Opposition is a novel of ideas, action, and surprise—and an unforgettable re-imagining of history itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345444240
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/27/2004
Series: American Empire Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 475,579
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.79(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

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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American Empire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continuation aof great series
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A must read
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Very good continuation of the series
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Jason Cook More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful and essential book to the series.
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John Kash More than 1 year ago
This book is an interesting look at what history could have been. A good book for history buffs. Great for the nookcolor too because it is easy to look up actual events and compare to the authors story.
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Started readying this series and I have to say I enjoy it very much. The book is an easy read and has a lot of good character development and subplots. I would definitely advice to read the previous books from the series before reading this book. The pace of the book is slower and less exciting from the previous books but what do yo expect, the war is over! for now. Overall I would recommend this book.
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EricBlair More than 1 year ago
I was worried that he wouldn't write another one but, thankfully he did.