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American Empire: The Centre Cannot Hold

Harry Turtledove

3 Reviews

Rated 0

Fiction, War & combat fiction, Science fiction, Historical fiction

Turtledove's alternate history of America in the last 150 years continues . . . The second book in the American Empire sequence takes the violent American civil war (which has become a world war) to 1924: a time of rebuilding.

Turtledove's alternate history of America in the last 150 years continues . . . The second book in the American Empire sequence takes the violent American civil war (which has become a world war) to 1924: a time of rebuilding.

Life is slowly returning to normal in the devastated cities of Europe and Canada. In the United States, the Socialist Party battles Calvin Coolidge to hold on to power. And it seems as if the Socialists can do no wrong as the stock market soars and America enjoys a prosperity unknown for half a century. But as old names like Custer and Roosevelt fade into history a new generation faces new uncertainties,.

In a world of occupiers and the occupied, of simmering hatreds, shattered lives and pent-up violence, the centre can no longer hold. And for a powerful nation, the ultimate shock will come when a fleet of foreign aircraft rains death and destruction on one of the great cities of the United States.

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Praise for American Empire: The Centre Cannot Hold

  • With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world ... This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less - Publishers Weekly (starred review for HOW FEW REMA

  • Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash - TIME OUT (about WORLD OF DIFFERENCE)

  • Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters ... totally fascinating - BOOKLIST (about THE GREAT WAR)

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