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Last orders, Harry Turtledove

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Last orders
Title
Last orders
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Harry Turtledove
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Language
eng
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Review
Turtledove (Two Fronts, 2013, etc.) delivers the final installment—and thereâ€TMs room for a maybe in there—of his series developing an alternate-history version of World War II. Without aliens interfering.From our perspective 70 years later, we're accustomed to thinking of WWIIâ€TMs outcome as being inevitable. Not so, says Turtledove. What if, for instance, the Spanish Civil War had dragged on? Imagine, then, a 1943 where fascist Nationalists backed by Nazi Germany wage trench warfare against Republican communists assisted by independently operating Americans and Europeans. Further suppose that in 1938, when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, Britain and France had allied themselves with Nazi Germany to battle the communist Soviet Union. By 1943, however, following an anti-fascist coup, Britain and France now face Germany across a western front entrenched in Belgium, while in the east, the Soviets push the Germans back inch by bloody inch. Avoiding European entanglement, the U.S. tussles with Japan in the Pacific, where, after a quite different Battle of Midway, American paratroopers find themselves stranded, forbidden to leave the island due to Japanâ€TMs active biological warfare campaign. In MÃ1⁄4nster, a churchman protests against Nazi treatment of defectives (though not Jews), prompting skeptical, war-weary Germans to revolt against the hated blackshirt overlords. The action switches among frontline soldiers and airmen on the European western and eastern fronts, the mid-Pacific, civilian Americans and German Jews, Ukrainian partisans and Czech snipers, German tank and submarine crews, and a gratuitous cameo from Albert Einstein. Disdaining broad brush strokes, Turtledoveâ€TMs focus on the characters serves to fill out the big picture with patient, nitty-gritty detail. Itâ€TMs all quite plausible, sure, and armchair warriors will have much to ponder.Some readers may find the conclusion messy and unsatisfying, but thatâ€TMs part of Turtledoveâ€TMs argument: War often is.(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2014)
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10316755
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turtledove, Harry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.U76
LC item number
L37 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The war that came early
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Alternative History
  • FICTION / War & Military
Label
Last orders, Harry Turtledove
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9780345524713.jpg
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780345524713
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Last orders, Harry Turtledove
Link
9780345524713.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780345524713
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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