Settling Accounts In at the Death (Hardcover)
Del Rey, 9780345492470, 624pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2007
Franklin Roosevelt is the assistant secretary of defense. Thomas Dewey is running for president with a blunt-speaking Missourian named Harry Truman at his side. Britain holds onto its desperate alliance with the USA’s worst enemy, while a holocaust unfolds in Texas. In Harry Turtledove’s compelling, disturbing, and extraordinarily vivid reshaping of American history, a war of secession has triggered a generation of madness. The tipping point has come at last.The third war in sixty years, this one yet unnamed: a grinding, horrifying series of hostilities and atrocities between two nations sharing the same continent and both calling themselves Americans. At the dawn of 1944, the United States has beaten back a daredevil blitzkrieg from the Confederate States–and a terrible new genie is out of history’s bottle: a bomb that may destroy on a scale never imagined before. In Europe, the new weapon has shattered a stalemate between Germany, England, and Russia. When the trigger is pulled in America, nothing will be the same again.With visionary brilliance, Harry Turtledove brings to a climactic conclusion his monumental, acclaimed drama of a nation’s tragedy and the men and women who play their roles–with valor, fear, and folly–on history’s greatest stage.
Praise For Settling Accounts In at the Death…
PRAISE FOR HARRY TURTLEDOVE“Turtledove [is] the standard-bearer for alternate history.”–USA TodaySettling Accounts: The Grapple“[A] magisterial saga of an alternate America . . . a profoundly thoughtful masterpiece of alternate history.”–BooklistSettling Accounts: Drive to the East“First-time readers can jump in and enjoy Turtledove’s richly rearranged cultural and political landscape.”–The Kansas City StarSettling Accounts: Return Engagement“Strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background.”–Kirkus Reviews