• Title: Walk in Hell
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345405623
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Walk in Hell The year is and the world is convulsing Though the Confederacy has defeated its northern enemy twice this time the United States has allied with the Kaiser In the South the freed slaves fuele
    The year is 1915, and the world is convulsing Though the Confederacy has defeated its northern enemy twice, this time the United States has allied with the Kaiser In the South, the freed slaves, fueled by Marxist rhetoric and the bitterness of a racist nation, take up the weapons of the Red rebellion Despite these advantages, the United States remains pinned between CanThe year is 1915, and the world is convulsing Though the Confederacy has defeated its northern enemy twice, this time the United States has allied with the Kaiser In the South, the freed slaves, fueled by Marxist rhetoric and the bitterness of a racist nation, take up the weapons of the Red rebellion Despite these advantages, the United States remains pinned between Canada and the Confederate States of America, so the bloody conflict continues and grows Both presidents Theodore Roosevelt of the Union and staunch Confederate Woodrow Wilson are stubbornly determined to lead their nations to victory, at any cost.

    One Reply to “Walk in Hell”

    1. This is the third book in Harry Turtledove's TIMELINE-191 series and it was just as enjoyable as the first two. A "Walk in Hell" is placed in the middle years of the TIMELINE-191 World War and continues to follow a number of interesting characters. I'm looking forward to starting the next book in this series.

    2. The next in the USA/CSA time line. The concept is fascinating, but the story gets bogged down by endless descriptions of battles. Many times, I get confused as to who is who. I'll stick with the series, though.

    3. as a sequel this book was just as good if not better than American Front i love Captin Moss and SGT. Mcsweeny

    4. Absolute dreck! Not one likable character, not one interesting situation, and some of the "alternate" history of racism in the Deep South is downright offensive. I keep wondering why Harry Turtledove's books keep turning up in the junk pile outside the library where I work -- and I keep finding out!

    5. Need more about Europe Still no mention of the Ottomans. There needs to be more about the European eastern and western fronts. Otherwise great book

    6. Another great addition to Turtledove's Southern Victory Series, "Walk in Hell" built upon lore established in "How Few Remain", had an exciting continuation of characters from the previous book, and introduced a few new characters as well. There are several surprises in this novel, which makes the reader contemplate the wide-reaching consequences of a character's actions. The historical accuracy of how things MIGHT have been is a neat way to learn about a history that never happened. An exciting [...]

    7. Second of the Great War trilogy, and third overall of the eleven-book Southern Victory series - I have so many mixed emotions about the series at this point and just am not sure if I have the patience to continue.There are many things I like here. Harry Turtledove, first of all, knows his history. He also does a great job on so many counts of anticipating how changing one event would change so many others, such as Custer not dying in Little Big Horn because he was too busy doing other things lik [...]

    8. This is the second book in Harry Turtledove's Great War series, following "American Front", telling the story of an alternate World War I, where in North America the United States is entangled in total war against the Confederate States and Canada.The book follows the same characters from the previous one, but now as the war has dragged on longer than expected, with far more brutality and destruction than originally imagined, many of them are experiencing increasingly greater hardship, and some [...]

    9. There seem to be a thousand and one books of the 'Confederacy wins the Civil War' types within the alternate history genre. It, along with WWII are the two 'go to' events in the genre, at least in the English speaking world. Harry Turtledove himself has touched on this ground a couple of times; most notably in 'Gun of the South' which treated the subject with a bit more Sci-fi elements that is typical.The Great War series is something I wish was done more; it's a 'what then?'. The confederacy wi [...]

    10. The second book of the Great War series sees the war bogged down on the American front as it is in Europe. We revisit all the remaining characters from the first book and the story is moved through their eyes. The war is now a mechanised meat grinder, front lines move back and forth along the southern front with the Confederacy and the northern front with Canada. This book also further explores the different natures of occupation, in Kentucky, Washington and French and English speaking Canada. W [...]

    11. This is a review of the whole "Great War" Trilogy.Harry Turtledove, often billed as the "Master of alternate history," delivers a comprehensive and engaging version of WWI in which the Civil War was won by the CSA, and the USA sides with Germany.His in-the-trenches perspective of the major changes in how wars were fought is dramatic and accurate. From the introduction of chemical warfare, airplanes, tanks, and submarines to the rise of communism, the evolution of espionage, and the dramatic chan [...]

    12. The best yet in the series. So much happens in this book that ties in with the book before it and the book after it that at times it's hard to remember it happened IN this book. The writing is amazing, Turtledove is unrecognizable when compared to the first book in this "series". Character development is really amazing and having the joy of hindsight (I've read most of the series before) I can see how much is being set up for events to come. Especially in the Confederate states. And characters t [...]

    13. Still fun to read the third time through.You can tell that the publisher was spending more on cover art back when this was written, with a painting of an exhausted American soldier, with helmet, rifle and gas mask; sitting by a roadpost marking the distance to Montreal. By the time we get to the final book of the series, we're just getting stock World War II images photoshopped to fit the Confederacy.Being a father now, I have a lot more sympathy for the plight of Arthur MacGregor, and I expect [...]

    14. Long and onerous. Could stand from some serious editing. Character problems: each short vignette does little to advance them, and there's so many you can't feel for anyone before being whisked away to another, knowing you won't return to them for some time. Last, and most damning, what was at first an interesting concept (WWI if fought in America between the US and a victorious-in-the-Civil-War CSA) turns out to be just that, and nothing else. and He takes the historical happenings of WWI and pa [...]

    15. Tutledove is a genius; he's also both the best writer and the worst I've ever read. His work tends to be lengthy, which leads him to repeat certain phrases across the scope of the text; I'm not talking thematic or period reflective phrases, I'm talking narrator's voice here. That said the man is a brilliant mind! This book, like the others in this series, is told from the point of view of an ensemble cast. The books drag you forward; you need to know what's happening. You become engaged in the e [...]

    16. This one's the second in The Great War trilogy, following on the heels of American Front. It picks up the tale of World War I fought in a world where the Confederate States of America had won the American Civil War--oh, excuse me. I mean, the War of Secession. Anyway, the USA and the CSA are on opposing sides in this conflict and North America gets to experience the full horrors of the "Great War". Like the first volume in the trilogy, the tale is told through the eyes of various folk. It's well [...]

    17. (3.5/5)The typical Turtledovian "second book" - with all positive aspects and flaws. Luckily, the solid (alternate) historical background allows for some more chapters withut becoming boring - Walk in Hell is an entertaining experience, but lacks the freshness and the originality of the first book of the series (and, as almost always with HT, feels slightly too long). Still, it drives you forward, page after page, and becomes better in the second half. It's simply unacceptable to stop here: I'm [...]

    18. and Mr. Turtledove's fictional alternative version of World War I continues. Very well done, not so much in the quality of the prose, which is pedestrian at times, but the clear love of history and the obsessive attention to the little details as well as the logical flow of events. This is a series I will be re-reading; with this kind of fiction I know there will be things I missed the first time through.

    19. In this second novel of The Great War Trilogy, Turtledove's biggest strength shines through as he gets back to the strategic side of things. Perhaps the first novel had to be more focused on setting up characters and setting their development into motion. Here, though, we are reminded of why it all matters. Combined with epic battle scenes and constant reminders of the horrors of war, this is a strong showing and makes continuing this series worthwhile.

    20. Part II of Turtledove's "what if" story of World War I, here called "The Great War", after the South successfully pulls away from the USA in The War of Secession (a.k.a. The Civil War). While it moved smoothly enough, it seems it could've been combined with the first book, "American Front". I have no doubt that the third installment will be more of the same. Kind of wished new characters were developed here

    21. This was excellent. A return to form by the author after the hit and miss Great War: American Front. In this book the war continues between the CSA and the USA with US forces ever advancing ever so slowly. The story is told through many characters, now excellently developed. Only one thing is still puzzling me in an otherwise very believable series- How the hated Lincoln somehow leads the US towards Socialism? Other than that, a very good book. I look forward to the next one.

    22. A good book to listen to, further continuing the alternate history where the US and Confederate States are on opposite sides of World War I. Not as engaging as the first book in the series but then if the intent of the book was to describe the hardships and suffering in a long drawn out war I suppose that may be expected. I'm looking forward to seeing how things are going to be resolved in the final book.

    23. Very entertaining. The writing style and the story line are absolutely fascinating. My only complaints were that it is a little slow (understandable considering the scope of the story) and that sometimes it seems like he has a chapter for a character purely because he hasn't had one in a while. Despite that, I couldn't put it down. Great series.

    24. The second year of the alternate WW1. Still interesting - but it got a bit tiring. I think I need to read Harry Turtledove in smaller bits (I had just finished book #1 of this series).He included a number of the innovations in war that WW1 brought. I'm not sure how this will end as in which side will win. Which makes it interesting

    25. Really enjoyed this installment of the Southern Victory series. Walk in Hell takes place entirely within World War I and covers many aspects of the war - from trench warfare in Kentucky to naval engagements and the use of poison gas.I love how well thought out this storyline is as well as the attention to detail. Recommended for fans of history and "what ifs".

    26. Installment 3 out of 11 for the Southern Victory series, and a marked improvement from the previous volume, 'American Front.' The previous volume feels more like it's about setting up the longer narrative, and the action definitely picks up in this volume. It's still entertaining, and not nearly as much of a slow battle to read through like it's predecessor. Looking forward to the next one!

    27. Very good. I love how these books are so full of action. I am still having a problem remembering all of the different characters, I discussed that in my American Front review but it is still a problem.

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