By Harry Turtledove
Twice within the final century, brutal warfare erupted among the USA and the Confederacy. Then, after a iteration of relative peace, the nice warfare exploded around the globe. because the clash engulfed Europe, the C.S.A. subsidized the Allies, whereas the U.S. chanced on its personal best friend in Imperial Germany. The accomplice States, France, and England all fell. Russia self-destructed, and the japanese, considering that the reason was once misplaced, retired to struggle one other day.
The nice struggle has ended, and an uneasy peace reigns round many of the global. yet nowhere is the peace extra fragile than at the continent of North the USA, the place sour enemies proportion a unmarried landmass and lengthy, bloody borders.
In the North, proud Canadian nationalists try and face up to the colonial energy of the USA. within the South, the once-mighty accomplice States were pounded into poverty and cruel inflation. U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt refuses to come to pre-war borders. The scars of the prior won't quickly be healed. The time is true for madmen, demagogues, and terrorists.
At this important second in historical past, with Socialists emerging to strength within the U.S. lower than the management of presidential candidate Upton Sinclair, a perilous enthusiast is at the upward push within the Confederacy, preaching a message of hate. And in Canada one other man--a easy farmer--has a nefarious plan: to assassinate the best U.S. conflict hero, common George Armstrong Custer.
With stress at the seas excessive, and a military of Marxist Negroes lurking within the swamplands of the Deep South, good enough everyone is wanting to go back the realm to conflict. Harry Turtledove sends his sprawling solid of fellows and women--wielding their very own faiths, persuasions, and personal demons--into the occasions among the wars.
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Blood and Iron (American Empire, Book One) (Southern Victory: American Empire 1) by Harry Turtledove