• Title: Blood & Iron
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345405661
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
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    Blood Iron AMERICAN EMPIRE BOOK ONETwice in the last century brutal war erupted between the United States and the Confederacy Then after a generation of relative peace The Great War exploded worldwide As the
    AMERICAN EMPIRE BOOK ONETwice in the last century, brutal war erupted between the United States and the Confederacy Then, after a generation of relative peace, The Great War exploded worldwide As the conflict engulfed Europe, the C.S.A backed the Allies, while the U.S found its own ally in Imperial Germany The Confederate States, France, and England all fell RussiaAMERICAN EMPIRE BOOK ONETwice in the last century, brutal war erupted between the United States and the Confederacy Then, after a generation of relative peace, The Great War exploded worldwide As the conflict engulfed Europe, the C.S.A backed the Allies, while the U.S found its own ally in Imperial Germany The Confederate States, France, and England all fell Russia self destructed, and the Japanese, seeing that the cause was lost, retired to fight another day.The Great War has ended, and an uneasy peace reigns around most of the world But nowhere is the peace fragile than on the continent of North America, where bitter enemies share a single landmass and two long, bloody borders.In the North, proud Canadian nationalists try to resist the colonial power of the United States In the South, the once mighty Confederate States have been pounded into poverty and merciless inflation U.S President Teddy Roosevelt refuses to return to pre war borders The scars of the past will not soon be healed The time is right for madmen, demagogues, and terrorists.At this crucial moment in history, with Socialists rising to power in the U.S under the leadership of presidential candidate Upton Sinclair, a dangerous fanatic is on the rise in the Confederacy, preaching a message of hate And in Canada another man a simple farmer has a nefarious plan to assassinate the greatest U.S war hero, General George Armstrong Custer.With tension on the seas high, and an army of Marxist Negroes lurking in the swamplands of the Deep South, than enough people are eager to return the world to war Harry Turtledove sends his sprawling cast of men and women wielding their own faiths, persuasions, and private demons into the troubled times between the wars.From the Hardcover edition.

    One Reply to “Blood & Iron”

    1. I realized only in the middle of this that, while it's part 1 of a trilogy, it's also really book 7 of a 9 book set. So I was a little lost for a bit, but was eventually after to figure out exactly what was going on.What Turtledove's done with this series is set up an alternate history of the United States; one in which the Confederate States of America won the US Civil War, and were able to establish themselves as a significant political and economic force.This series, specifically, starts a li [...]

    2. This is the first book of a trilogy that's actually the middle trilogy of a 9 book Series. Think of it as "The New Hope: Ep 4".The series is the "Timeline 191", in which the South wins the Civil War, and battles the North in WW1 and WW2.This book takes place after the Great War. The US beats the Confederacy, and imposes sanctions and reparations, similar to what happened to Germany after WW1.It sets the stage for a tyrannical ruler in the South, and a nationalistic fever which leads to the WW2.T [...]

    3. This series continues to be as captivating as ever. I would say this volume of the series was even better than the previous, which kind of felt like it was dragging on a bit there at the end of the war. It was pretty mesmerizing in a horrifying way to see the watch the Freedom parties shooting star. It was also amazing to see how easily that star was knocked back down to earth. If not for the fact that once before I had read the next few books in this series (they weren't all released when I rea [...]

    4. I'll start off by saying that this is actually the second time I have tried to read this book.When I was in high school and early college I completed Turtledove's Great War series. Naturally reading Blood and Iron and the rest of the American Empire series would be a given. However, I hit a bit of stumbling block. When I started ready B&I, the authors structure for his chapters threw me off (even though the GW novels were similar). The long chapters became and issue and I tabled the book.Fla [...]

    5. The Great War has officially ended with CSA surrendered to USA and it was forced to pay reparations and saw its military dismantled. After being humiliated twice in war, USA finally enacted its revenge on its southern neighbour. Life in the south seemed to be out of hope, with its very social structure broken and the economy got into inflation. Against this situation, a new political power rose in south. The Freedom Party, fueled by its hatreds on both niggers and planter-aristocrats, proppelled [...]

    6. A little slowIt was a bit slow in the first three quarters of the book, lots of politics and not much action. The last quarter, I couldn’t put it down

    7. Why am I reading this book? This is the first volume of the American Empire trilogy, which is the sequel to The Great War trilogy, which is a sequel to How Few Remain. I think that makes it the fifth volume of a 11 or so volume series. (Did I mention the trilogy or whateverlogy that follows American Empire?) What can I say? Mr. Turtledove has created some interesting characters and he hasn't killed them all off yet. So we have Blood & Iron. The Great War is over and folks are dealing with th [...]

    8. This book has some interesting ideas and some fantastically bad writing. The events described in this alternate time line are interesting, even if they are blatantly near exact historical parallels with different countries names slapped on them. He does a fine job of ripping of other histories and retooling them that the blatant parallelism works and is interesting. What doesn't work is this man's writing. This has some of the absolute worst dialog I have ever read. All of his characters have no [...]

    9. I loved the creative premise and realism. I am quite disappointed, however, because I just couldn't get into it. I got about 100 pages into it and read about too many different loosely connected characters. I was waiting for the story to take me somewhere but it just seemed to be working up to something- it took too long. I was looking at it as a chore to read, which made me stop reading it. Too many characters. The story was non-linear:it was all over the place. I love Robert Conroy's alternati [...]

    10. Harry Turtledove is a master of his craft, and does it once again in a series that I always look forward to the next installment of. I love the characters, and get bummed when somebody dies. That is hard to do when it comes to fiction. I am grateful that have a handful or more books left before the entire story winds down.

    11. I like Timeline-191, and American Empire was interesting in that the trilogy would be the first in the series which there wouldn't be full blown war in the plot. Some things I really thought were great, like the Black Socialist republics mirroring the failed communist uprisings in the Weimar Republic. Other things really bothered me. I didn't like Jake Featherston, and I really felt like Turtledove was forcing a Hitler on the reader. American Empire's pacing is slow, and combined with Turtledove [...]

    12. The second trilogy of Turtledove's Timeline-191 series isn't too shabby. It tells of the inter-war years, which means he can't rely so much on talking about people smoking or being shelled or complaining about how much the generals are idiots.Even so, it starts to get tiresome after a while. A few of the characters, however, shine through and continue to do so. While it was predictable, I greatly enjoyed Jake Featherson and his party's rise to power in the disillusioned, 'backstabbed' CSA.

    13. I'd probably give this about 3.7 stars one of his best I've read to date. Ironically, it is also the first one for which there is not a war between the USA and CSA. Turtledove dives a bit more into the storylines of the characters of this book, and does quite a bit of development with the Southerners, particularly Jake Featherston. He still has an issue with beating us senseless with certain points - we really don't need to hear anymore that Nellie Semproch is embarrassed about her past - the la [...]

    14. Without a World War going on, the narrative turns much more political, which I find much more interesting. Bloody battle scenes tend to get repetitive, so there was nothing to tune out in this installment. Also, as the narrative develops, many of the different characters from among the two sides and from different parts of the country are beginning to cross paths with one another, sometimes by chance, sometimes in a calculated way. In doing so, Turtledove masterfully marries the epic and the per [...]

    15. This series by Turtledove takes place between the first and second world wars. As a result, there's really no military action (which makes this series considerably duller than the Great War series and the series after this one). That said, Turtledove explores some pretty interesting ideas: How would a defeated/humiliated South behave? Would a charismatic, Hitler-like man rise to a leadership position in the South? How would a Northern occupation of Kentucky play out? Would the North resort to a [...]

    16. The second volume of a trilogy. Turtledove is a good writer of alternative histories, but he seems to always do something that I hate--namely, his books are always massive epics with casts of hundreds of characters, whose individual story plots are doled out in soap-opera fashion, one short bit at a time. Two, three, or four separate plot threads at the same time--okay, I can handle it. But dozens of plot threads at the same time? Go back to Creative Writing 101, Turtledove!

    17. I really like the idea of the alternate history in this book (and in the rest of the series), but when I actually pick up one of these books to read it, it becomes an exercise in perseverance, rather than an effortless page turner! The characters are well-rounded and I could relate to them; I think, though, that themes and plots in the book seem to take forever to come to fruition.

    18. It's an interesting idea, but ultimately fell flat. He follows many characters, some of which I found myself wondering why? He has few female characters and most are poorly developed and weak. I know that this is just the first in a trilogy and is probably setting the stage for the rest of the series, but it didn't grab me enough to want to read the rest.

    19. This is my favourite in Harry Turtledove's startlingly ambitious alternate history Southern Victory series, where an independent Confederacy allies itself with Britain and France and changes subsequent global history.It's a fast read and amusing for its tongue-in-cheek anachronisms and clever phrasing. Good work.

    20. I heart this paper bound thing!In all seriousness this is a must read for any alt-history fan. The similarities between Turtledoves characters and real historical figures is joy for any history fan! The fact that he can create a fiction novel that to the reader could be actual history shows why he is the leader in this genre!

    21. An action thriller set in an alternate world where the U.S. Civil War never ended and the U.S. was allied with Germany in "The great War". The book presents an alternate history in great detail, experienced by multi-dimensional characters.The book seems to drag on waiting for a sequel or the next book in the series.

    22. Continuing to enjoy Turtledove's alternative history series. Some of the plots (there are multiple that sometimes overlap) seem to be forced and unnecessary, like the Jacobs and Galtier storylines, but the rest were splendid.

    23. This is the first book in the newest trilogy ("American Empire") in Turtledove's alternate history where the South won the Civil War, which chronologically follows immediately after his World War I series.

    24. Turtledove pictured the defeated CSA as post WWI Germany (in real history)with its own hyperinflation, rising Hitler-like war veteran, war expense cuts among the victorious powers etc. Was captivating to read, yet at some point the plot became predictable.

    25. A great series continues. I really like this series for many reasons. Along with the books before this in the sequence, the period between the world wars could plausibly have happened this way. The events and people are quite believable.

    26. A great book that creates an interesting take on combining WWI, the Civil War and the era inbetween WWI and WWII. Lots of fun. I love his grasp of history and the cast of characters is great. I enjoyed this series a lot.

    27. As a trilogy not meant to stand on its own, the book does what is expected of it. It forms a bridge between the far more interesting and intriguing series The Great War and Settling Accounts.

    28. I really liked this entry into Turtledove's epic story. There were a lot of surprises and I really was rooting against Custer but he worrmed his way through.

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