American Front (The Great War, Book 1)
InHow Few Remain, Harry Turtledove set the stage for his stunning alternate history of World War I. Now, withThe Great War: American Front, he carries this towering epic into the early twentieth century in a bold re-imagining of the fateful war that hurtled humanity into the modern age. Envision a divided America--one camp led by Theodore Roosevelt, the other by Woodrow Wilson--in the most explosive conflict humankind has seen, where global war is waged with sophisticated weaponry on American soil for the first time in history. When the Great War engulfed Europe in 1914, the United States and the Confederate States of America, bitter enemies for five decades, entered the fray on opposite sides: the United States aligned with the newly strong Germany, while the Confederacy joined forces with their allies, Britain and France.But it soon became clear to both sides that this fight would be different--that war itself would never be the same again.For this was to be a protracted, global conflict waged with new and chillingly efficient innovations--the machine gun, the airplane, poison gas, and trench warfare. In the Americas, the fighting spread like wildfire on multiple and far-flung fronts.The U.S. Army invaded the South, striking in Virginia, Kentucky, and the West and assaulted Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the diverse ethnic groups of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to hold together a Confederacy still beset by ignorance, prejudice, and class divisions.And as the war raged on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, are fatefully drawn into a climactic confrontation. InThe Great War: American Front, Harry Turtledove creates a vast, vibrant canvas that blends actual events and players with a history as it might have been.This unforgettable, deeply moving, and superbly original novel is a triumph of the creative imagination.
Author: Harry Turtledove
Edition: (Edition: 1st)
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 1998-05-12