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Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, Book One)

作者 Harry Turtledove
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, Book One):"HarryTurtledove]handleshishugecastwithadmirableskill.Theinsightsintoracialpoliticselevatethisnoveltoastatusabo

內容簡介

內容簡介 " Harry Turtledove] handles his huge cast with admirable skill. The insights into racial politics elevate this novel to a status above mere entertainment, although it provides that aplenty."--Publishers Weekly It's 1941, and an alliance of peace holds in check the most powerful nations of the world--but it is an uneasy peace. Japan dominates the Pacific, the Russian tsar rules Alaska, and England, under Winston Churchill, chafes for a return to its former glory. Behind this fa ade of world order, America is a bomb waiting to explode. Jake Featherston, the megalomaniacal leader of the Confederate States of America, is just the man to light the fuse. Opposite him is Al Smith, a Socialist U.S. president in the Philadelphia White House. Smith is a living symbol of hope for a nation that has been through the hell of war and depression. Featherston and his Freedom Party are determined to conquer their Northern neighbor at any cost. After crushing a Negro rebellion in his own nation, Featherston sends Confederate army planes to attack Philadelphia. In the aftermath of the CSA blitzkrieg, the war machine spins a vortex of destruction, betrayal, and fury that no one--not even Jake Featherston himself--can control. "Turtledove plays heady games with actual history, scattering object lessons and bitter ironies along the way. Return Engagement features] strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background."--Kirkus Reviews "Another absorbing installment of Turtledove's] character-centered alternate-history saga."--Booklist

作者介紹

作者介紹 Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the Hot War books: Bombs Away, Fallout, and Armistice; the War That Came Early novels: Hitler's War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d'Etat, Two Fronts, and Last Orders; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Tilting the Balance, Upsetting the Balance, and Striking the Balance; the Colonization books: Second Contact, Down to Earth, and Aftershocks; the Great War epics: American Front, Walk in Hell, and Breakthroughs; the American Empire novels: Blood and Iron, The Center Cannot Hold, and Victorious Opposition; and the Settling Accounts series: Return Engagement, Drive to the East, The Grapple, and In at the Death. Turtledove is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters--Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca--and two granddaughters, Cordelia Turtledove Katayanagi and Phoebe Quinn Turtledove Katayanagi.

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書名 / Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, Book One)
作者 / Harry Turtledove
簡介 / Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, Book One):"HarryTurtledove]handleshishugecastwithadmirableskill.Theinsightsintoracialpoliticselevatethisnoveltoastatusabo
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780345464057
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780345464057
誠品26碼 /
頁數 / 623
重量(g) / 816.5
級別 / N:無
尺寸 / 23.4X15.5X4.1CM
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 656
語言 / 3:英文

最佳賣點

最佳賣點 : Drawing on a magnificent cast of characters that includes soldiers, generals, lovers, spies, and demagogues, this is an epic tale of North America, separated into two bitterly opposed nations standing on the verge of exploding once again.

最佳賣點

最佳賣點 : Drawing on a magnificent cast of characters that includes soldiers, generals, lovers, spies, and demagogues, this is an epic tale of North America, separated into two bitterly opposed nations standing on the verge of exploding once again.

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