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    • Publication date:20 Apr 2014

American Empire: The Centre Cannot Hold

By Harry Turtledove

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Turtledove's alternate history of America in the last 150 years continues . . . The second book in the American Empire sequence takes the violent American civil war (which has become a world war) to 1924: a time of rebuilding.

Turtledove's alternate history of America in the last 150 years continues . . . The second book in the American Empire sequence takes the violent American civil war (which has become a world war) to 1924: a time of rebuilding.

Life is slowly returning to normal in the devastated cities of Europe and Canada. In the United States, the Socialist Party battles Calvin Coolidge to hold on to power. And it seems as if the Socialists can do no wrong as the stock market soars and America enjoys a prosperity unknown for half a century. But as old names like Custer and Roosevelt fade into history a new generation faces new uncertainties,.

In a world of occupiers and the occupied, of simmering hatreds, shattered lives and pent-up violence, the centre can no longer hold. And for a powerful nation, the ultimate shock will come when a fleet of foreign aircraft rains death and destruction on one of the great cities of the United States.

Biographical Notes

Harry Turtledove has lived in Southern California all his life He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Los Angeles and has taught at UCLA, California State Fullerton and California State University, Los Angeles. He has written many works of speculative fiction and fantasy. He is married to the novelist Laura Frankos and they have three daughters.

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  • ISBN: 9780340820124
  • Publication date: 20 Jan 2003
  • Page count: 704
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world ... This is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less — Publishers Weekly (starred review for HOW FEW REMA
Good fun. It has an authentic speculative quality, energy and dash — TIME OUT (about WORLD OF DIFFERENCE)
Engrossing ... definitely the work of one of alternate history's authentic modern masters ... totally fascinating — BOOKLIST (about THE GREAT WAR)
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