By Harry Harrison
In the mind-blowing exchange historical past of Harry Harrison, this can be the area because it stands in 1863. simply 3 years earlier than, a colossal Civil conflict loomed in the US. yet an incident regarding a British send and accomplice spies replaced every thing. As Abraham Lincoln defied Britain's Lord Palmerston, tensions among the 2 international locations boiled overæand Her Majesty's military unleashed an assault on American soil aimed toward bolstering the accomplice reason. the implications have been catastrophic. A shocked North and South set aside their variations and a brand new type of battle erupted, with american citizens battling aspect via facet opposed to the British on fronts: within the South and at the Canadian border. Now, Britain has been defeated and the US is suffering to maintain its union togetheræuntil one other blow is struck.
It comes from Mexico, the place elite devices of Her Majesty's Armyæincluding the famed Gurkha fightersæare massing for a potential assault via Texas. Into the gauntlet Lincoln sends his selected angel of demise, common furnish. however the weary president understands that centuries of British energy should not ended with a unmarried conflict. So his best squaddies, together with Lee and Sherman, plan the main bold naval invasion ever introduced: an attack on British soil itself. And in a mystery that needs to be safe through an underground military of spies and mystery brokers, the U.S. will invade the Emerald Isleæto set the Irish loose at last.
Filled with actual characters on each side of the clash, Stars and Stripes in danger is the hot masterwork from certainly one of our such a lot provocative authors. Harry Harrison brilliantly examines the machinations that force our international, the alternatives that form the long run, and the folk and passions that compose international locations either nice and small. Venturing past a desirable query of what if, Harrison exhibits how expertise and global politics had the facility to form history's first nice international Waræhalf a century sooner than it began.
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