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The Grapple In this stunning retelling of World War II Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling troubling and utterly compelling It is the third summer of the new war between the

  • Title: The Grapple
  • Author: Harry Turtledove
  • ISBN: 9780345457257
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politiciansIn this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling.It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens.The CSA president, Jake Featherstone, has greatly miscalculated the North s resilience In Ohio, where Confederate victory was once almost certain, Featherstone s army is crumbling, and reinforcements of uninspired Mexican troops cannot stanch a Northern assault on the heartland.The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA Still, new fighting flares from Denver to Los Angeles.Indeed, as the air, ground, and water burn with molten fury, new and demonic tools of killing are unleashed, and secret wars are unfolding The U.S government in Philadelphia has proof that the tyrannical Featherstone is murdering African Americans by the tens of thousands in a Texas gulag called Determination And the leaders of both sides know full well that the world s next great power will not be the one with the biggest army but the nation that wins the race against nature and science and smashes open the power of the atom.In Settling Accounts, Harry Turtledove blends vivid fictional characters with a cast inspired by history, including the Socialist assistant secretary of war Franklin Delano Roosevelt and beleaguered Confederate military commander Nathan Bedford Forrest In The Grapple, he takes his spellbinding vision to new heights as he captures the heart and soul of a generation born and raised amid unimaginable violence.

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    1. The other John on said:

      Ah, the penultimate volume of the Timeline-191 series! I am such an addict! By this time, I have to admit that these alternate history books about the ongoing conflict of the United States and Confederate States have devolved into hackwork. You get the same ideas swirling around and around throughout the tale. Highly competent soldiers on the front lines can (and should) get away with mouthing off to their superiors. Confederate tobacco is much superior than the crap the USA produces. The superi [...]

    2. Reza Amiri Praramadhan on said:

      While in the previous book the balance had begun to tip towards the USA. In this one, The CSA felt the brunt of USA’s overwhelming power. However, Jake Featherston refused to surrender, on account of his beliefs on some ‘wonder weapons’. Now, I can see that the story has begins to unravel, I expect nothing really interesting new things, CSA is doomed to fall. However, some, if not most of the viewpoint character that I like to follow hailed from CSA. I still sad from knowing the tragic fat [...]

    3. George Flannary on said:

      Great story except the V2sI know the author is trying to show the Confederates as Nazis but there’s no way they could of come up with something like the V2s. You can’t have that kind of rocket without Van Braun. If he was even born in this timeline, he would be working with the Kaiser, not the Confederates. Other than that great story

    4. Riley Feldmann on said:

      I’ll be honest: It has been awhile since I last took the time to open up a Harry Turtledove book, but it would be a lie for me to claim that I didn’t enjoy the universe he has meticulously set up over the length of three separate series of a world in which the CSA wins its independence in the War of Secession. We’ve gone through a Second Mexican War, World War One, the Interwar Period, and now find ourselves approaching the endgame of World War Two.As with every Turtledove piece, the book [...]

    5. Joel Flank on said:

      Settling Accounts: The Grapple, by Harry Turtledove is the 3rd book in his alternate history series about WWII after the South won the civil war and has been the Confederate States of America ever since. I'm running out of things to say about this series that I haven't already mentioned in the reviews of the first two books in the series, so I'll keep this one brief. In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII to it [...]

    6. Dave on said:

      FINALLY! That's about the best I can say for this penultimate volume of Settling Accounts. Harry, Harry, Harry; what happened to Canada? Some of my favorite characters were from the two Canadian storylines but hardly a peep from them in this entire book!Worst part of this is that it has left me so uninspired to start Book 4. It's almost come down to a complete re-play of WW2 with just minor details changed for the sake of calling it "alternative history". I can't say that this volume could even [...]

    7. Michael on said:

      In Turtledove’s third sequel to the Settling Accounts tetralogy, called The Grapple, the war between the USA and the CSA is entering its third year into the war. The year is 1943. The genre of this book is alternative history and it takes place in the time of WWII. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, General Irving Morrell attempts to push the Confederates out of the two states and succeeds. He then pushes them back to Kentucky, Tennessee and then Georgia. Xerxes, (Scipio) Bathsheba, (His wife) and Anto [...]

    8. Tyler Harmon on said:

      In Harry Turtledove'sSettling Accounts: The Grapple,the third book in theSettling Accountsseries, Turtledove continues to show a darker more sinister history with the ultimate what if, "What if the south won the Civil War?" Fast forward eighty years. It's 1943, and World War 2 has been going on for three years, which started after the Confederate sneak attack. Now inThe Grapple,it's the USA's turn to be on the offensive. As American forces drive into the heart of the CSA, the Confederacy's darke [...]

    9. Tyler on said:

      In Harry Turtledove's Settling Accounts: The Grapple, the third book in the Settling Accounts series, Turtledove continues to show a darker, more sinister history with the ultimate what if, "What if the south won the Civil War?" Fast forward eighty years. It's 1943, and World War 2 has been going on for three years, which started after the Confederate sneak attack. Now in The Grapple, it's the USA's turn to be on the offensive. As American forces drive into the heart of the CSA, the Confederacy' [...]

    10. Edward C. on said:

      The first half of the book, I was convinced that Turtledove was mailing it in, just trying to reach the destination he marked in 1997 with How Few Remain. This book is, after all, the tenth in an eleven book series. The second half of the book, however, redeemed the first, and it convinced me that there does actually need to be a fourth book to this sub-series. Two notes: The famous (real world) "Nuts!" response makes an appearance. Should we read into it? And I was disappointed that Turtledove [...]

    11. Holden Attradies on said:

      I ended up blowing through this book faster than any other one I've read in the series. Normally the pace for these books isn't very fast but when the balance of the war tips from the south the the north every started moving at a really fast pace (for this series) and I had a hard time putting it down.This volume saw a few characters pass on that had been with the series for a long time. Both of the big deaths caught me a little off guard, as they were characters that had both made it through so [...]

    12. Robert on said:

      So I am a little upset on the way Scipio died. His POVs were a little repetitive and boring at times, but I really thought he would have gone out fighting instead of in a gas chamber. Not really interested in Cassius POV either especially with there being a POV from the black guerrillas with Moss.I am glad that Hip Rodriguez is dead, never cared for him or his story in Sonora, much less in the camp so I don't like that his son as a POV now.Overall a good book and I cannot wait to start the last [...]

    13. William on said:

      Good thing I want to know what happens next, because I'm getting really tired of the repetitive dialog. There was some character development in this one, for Hipolito Rodriguez, but the others?I'm /this/ close to finishing the series, and just might, but highly doubt I'll bother buying them all to complete my collection.

    14. Rick on said:

      Harry Turtledove continues his masterpiece series where the South won the Civil War. This part takes place in an alternate WWII, where the U.S. is allied with the Kaiser's Germany against the fascists in the Confederacy, England and France, and the Tsar's Russia. What makes this series so good is just how damn plausible it is. A chilling look at what could have been.

    15. Brentman99 on said:

      This was a good edition to a great series. I love how the war progresses and the well developed plots and characters move to great climaxes. The parallel between Nazi death camps and American gulags is easy to draw and chilling. I enjoyed this series.

    16. Billy Roper on said:

      Like all of Turtledove's alternate history books, if it has a southern or a German accent, it's a villain and must be destroyed. In fact, this series proves that he views the two cultures as interchangeable.

    17. Tony Ivey on said:

      Another excellent installment in this series. Turtledove has a way of inserting tidbits of historical trivia into the mainstream of his plots. It's almost as fun to hunt for those "easter eggs", as it is to read the story.

    18. Tim on said:

      I am enjoying this entire series starting with the Great War. It is actually very disturbing in some respects, when you think this could have been if things had turned out different. The level of research that went into these books must have been huge.

    19. Erik on said:

      Not bad, not the best. Lots of good tank action. I really like michael pound as a main character.

    20. Jesse on said:

      Getting close to the end of the Confederacy. Only nerds could make it this far.

    21. Mark Kinney on said:

      But for a few nitpicks (some repeated things like the effects of a flamethrower on the human body) it's a good dependable series. If you liked the others, you'll like this one.

    22. Kb on said:

      Lots of developments and, unfortunately, some saying good-bye to characters that have been around since the beginning. Major turning points make for a real page-turner in this installment

    23. James on said:

      Heading toward resolution - I can't wait to see what happens next and how events find their way to the conclusion, but I don't want the series to end.

    24. Jason on said:

      It left me hanging, guess I have to head over to the library to get book 4.

    25. Michael Thompson on said:

      See my earlier reviews of the 1st two books in this series. I devoured these books with gusto.

    26. Kallierose on said:

      These books are addictive. I love reading about this universe that has so much in common with ours, and yet is so completely different in other ways.

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