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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,670 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: George Guidal Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hugo Award winner Harry Turtledove is the master of alternate history. In American Front he envisions World War I as it may have been if fought on American soil. The United States and Germany clash with the Confederacy, France, and Britain as the machines of modern warfare litter the landscape with carnage. Meanwhile, oppressed southern blacks head toward a fateful confrontation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dianne | 2/12/2014

    " An alternate history that really made me think differently about the civil war, and why a United States is so important. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by John | 2/7/2014

    " Cool premise, and based enough in the general aspect of WWI history to appeal to history buffs. Long, though, and it seemed like it took forever for things to happen after the (many, many) characters were introduced. And then not much happened. I'll read the other 2, but if they don't start poppin real soon, I probably won't read anything else by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peter Federman | 1/29/2014

    " Uh oh. I had made a list of books I wanted to read, even bought a few, and then on the spur of the moment, I decided to check out "The Master of Alternate History", Harry Turtledove. And, of course, I'm completely hooked. I am not going to say that these books are particularly well-written (think Tom Clancy, etc. More plot-driven than anything else) but as a huge history junkie, I can't believe I hadn't read anything by him before. In any case, he has 40-50 books, all over 500 pages, so I've got a bit of a task ahead of me. Can't wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James | 1/18/2014

    " I was finally able to get into it toward the end. Of the three Turtledove books I read, it was by all means my LEAST favorite. I enjoy science fiction writers' who have interesting ideas about history and politics and the way they work. That's why I enjoyed Guns of the South and How Few Remain so much. There was less of that in this novel, which had a large component of military scenes which frankly bored me. (I'm the kind of guy who skipped over Tom Clancy's action scenes and focused on the backroom political maneuvering in his novel) The book might have been more bearable if Turtledove had not featured so many characters/storylines. Some of them were disposable and did not really advance the plot (they seemed to exist for the sole purpose of reporting on the progress of the war) and took time away from characters/plot lines I actually cared about. But, I did pick up the next book from the library, so Turtledove must be doing something right. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, known as the “Master of Alternative History,” is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of a number of bestselling series and standalone novels. He received his PhD from UCLA in Byzantine history and worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He also served as the treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written a number of successful series, including the Crosstime Traffic series, the Darkness series, and the Worldwar I Colonization series, among others. His standalone works include Ruled Brittania, Every Inch a King, Conan of Venarium, Household Gods, and Justinian.