American Empire: Blood and Iron (American Empire Series #1)

American Empire: Blood and Iron (American Empire Series #1)

by Harry Turtledove
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American Empire: Blood and Iron (American Empire Series #1) by Harry Turtledove

AMERICAN EMPIRE: BOOK ONE

Twice in the last century, brutal war erupted between the United States and the Confederacy. Then, after a generation of relative peace, The Great War exploded worldwide. As the conflict engulfed Europe, the C.S.A. backed the Allies, while the U.S. found its own ally in Imperial Germany. The Confederate States, France, and England all fell. Russia self-destructed, and the Japanese, seeing that the cause was lost, retired to fight another day.

The Great War has ended, and an uneasy peace reigns around most of the world. But nowhere is the peace more fragile than on the continent of North America, where bitter enemies share a single landmass and two long, bloody borders.

In the North, proud Canadian nationalists try to resist the colonial power of the United States. In the South, the once-mighty Confederate States have been pounded into poverty and merciless inflation. U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt refuses to return to pre-war borders. The scars of the past will not soon be healed. The time is right for madmen, demagogues, and terrorists.

At this crucial moment in history, with Socialists rising to power in the U.S. under the leadership of presidential candidate Upton Sinclair, a dangerous fanatic is on the rise in the Confederacy, preaching a message of hate. And in Canada another man--a simple farmer--has a nefarious plan: to assassinate the greatest U.S. war hero, General George Armstrong Custer.

With tension on the seas high, and an army of Marxist Negroes lurking in the swamplands of the Deep South, more than enough people are eager to return the world to war. Harry Turtledove sends his sprawling cast of men and women--wielding their own faiths, persuasions, and private demons--into the troubled times between the wars.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345405661
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/25/2002
Series: American Empire Series , #1
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 683,019
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.98(h) x 1.38(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.