Settling Accounts

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 576 ratings

Return Engagement Publisher's Summary

In 1914, they called it The Great War, and few could imagine anything worse. For nearly three decades, a peace forged in blood and fatigue has held sway in North America. Now, Japan dominates the Pacific, the Russian Tsar rules Alaska, and England, under Winston Churchill, chafes for a return to its former glory. But behind the façade of world order, America is a bomb waiting to go off. Jake Featherston, the megalomaniacal leader of the Confederate States of America, is just the man to light the fuse.

In the White House in Philadelphia, Socialist President Al Smith is a living symbol of hope for a nation that has been through the fires of war and the flood tides of depression. In the South, Featherston and his ruling Freedom Party have put down a Negro rebellion with a bloody fist and have interned them in concentration camps. Now, they are determined to crush their Northern neighbor at any cost.

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  • Book 1

    • Return Engagement

    • Settling Accounts, Book 1
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    In 1914, they called it The Great War, and few could imagine anything worse. For nearly three decades, a peace forged in blood and fatigue has held sway in North America. Now, Japan dominates the Pacific, the Russian Tsar rules Alaska, and England, under Winston Churchill, chafes for a return to its former glory. But behind the façade of world order, America is a bomb waiting to go off. Jake Featherston, the megalomaniacal leader of the Confederate States of America, is just the man to light the fuse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book bad narrator

    • By brian on 06-25-16

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 2

    • Drive to the East

    • Settling Accounts, Book 2
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    In 1914, the First World War ignited a brutal conflict in North America, with the United States finally defeating the Confederate States. In 1917, the Great War ended and an era of simmering hatred began, fueled by the despotism of a few and the sacrifice of many. Now it's 1942. The USA and CSA are locked in a tangle of jagged, blood-soaked battle lines, modern weaponry, desperate strategies, and the kind of violence that only the damned could conjure up for their enemies and themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, small cracks

    • By Scott Andrew Appelbaum Jr. on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • The Grapple

    • Settling Accounts, Book 3
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 25 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens. The CSA president, Jake Featherston, seems to have greatly miscalculated the North's resilience. But as new demonic tools of killing are unleashed, secret wars are unfolding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The end is near.

    • By brian on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 4

    • In at the Death

    • Settling Accounts, Book 4
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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 on to its desperate alliance with the United States' 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The end of an era.

    • By brian on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $41.99