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American Empire: Blood and Iron | [Harry Turtledove]

American Empire: Blood and Iron

In 1920, as veterans question the very nation they fought for, socialist Upton Sinclair challenges Teddy Roosevelt for the presidency. And in the defeated Confederacy, a fiery racist whips his followers into a frenzy.
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling master of alternate history Harry Turtledove offers a new vision of America after World War I. In 1920, as veterans question the very nation they fought for, socialist Upton Sinclair challenges Teddy Roosevelt for the presidency. And in the defeated Confederacy, a fiery racist whips his followers into a frenzy.

©2001 Harry Turtledove; (P)2008 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"[His] skill at dramatizing historical forces proves magisterial once more." (Booklist)

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    Paul Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-04-08
    Paul Philadelphia, PA, United States 06-04-08 Member Since 2006

    I don't care what anyone says - When I say that I've read a book, even if I've listened to it, it's all the same.

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    "Alternate History????"

    Initially, I thought that the idea of 'Alternate History's' was kind of crazy. But, after listening to this book, I have found the genre very interesting. The narrator is top-notch and the story line is captivating. I have found myself actually searching for more audios of this type.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    emdefmek 06-13-08
    emdefmek 06-13-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Please offer more Turtledove books"

    Great author, easily the best alternate history story in the genre

    please release the rest of this series!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Armstrong Massachusetts 11-08-09
    Marilyn Armstrong Massachusetts 11-08-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Well written & thought provoking"

    I have read the whole series, although the first book in the series is, unfortunately, not available through Audible (but all the rest are). Very well written, researched, believable, complex and thought provoking. If you are a history buff, or, for that matter, a science fiction reader, this will really scratch a whole bunch of itches all at the same time. Guidall is, as usual, excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    06-30-09
    06-30-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Started Hopeful, Ended Disappointed"

    I bought this audiobook with the hope of really getting into the Alternate History genre. Instead, it was too many uninteresting characters and not enough history. The final 7 hours I finished only because I'm obsessive complusive. If you're a fan of Turtledove, you might like. If not a fan, try something else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Webber colorado 12-02-12
    J. Webber colorado 12-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Once is never enough."
    Where does American Empire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I get lost in these extremely well crafted stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Empire?

    To think that Latter-day Saints could fight so well gives this LDS reader (listener) pride.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    There is a private from Utah that kept me laughing all during his inquiry.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If you have 3 days to sit listening to anything I hope you have nothing else going on.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy this author's works very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Conlin 06-17-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Dull"

    I wish the Great War series was available, as it seems the best part of the story was there. This is a slow moving, dull book, I did not finish. Well-developed characters, but dull. Large, complex story, but a dull book. Does not keep the listener's interest, nothing to grab on to and look forward to.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Knoxville , TN, USA 01-30-09
    Matthew Knoxville , TN, USA 01-30-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Rubbish"

    After more than 200 audiobooks this is the first one I didn't finish. This attempt at alternative history ended up with very uninteresting characters veiled racism in the name of the 'story' and a generally boring plotline.

    2 of 14 people found this review helpful
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