This is the second volume in Harry Turtledove’s epic alternative history of history, nothing less — Publishers Weekly on HOW FEW REMAIN). It’s , in a world where the Confederacy won its independence at the Battle of Antietam in The United States declares war over the Confederate. How Few Remain is a alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Southern Victory saga. The book received the Sidewise Award for .

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Sep 22, Kate Sherrod rated it liked it. It wasn’t a slog for me despite its lengthbut that is partially because Turtledove’s chapter structure makes it easy to take a small bite out of the novel here and there, nibbling away at it on train rides or grabbing a few chapters before bed. If you’re into the idea of seeing historical figures doing ahistorical things and specifically if you’re into the idea of exploring what Lincoln’s life might have looked like if he wasn’t assassinatedthen it’s worth a read.

What really made me think turtlesove this novel was the roll of agressor and defender nations. Here’s hoping for some resolution in the next book, maybe. Twenty years after the South won the Civil War, America writhed once more in the bloody throes of battle.

The Louisville campaign quickly bogs down for the United States, and results in very heavy losses turtleddove little territory gained. John Pope is appointed as the military governorputs down the revolt, and imposes martial law.


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Lazy repetition, characters which all seemed the same. However, this is more than made up for by his spectacular glimpses into what-if. You’ll want to take your time with this one, so that you can ruminate over all the implications of this alternate history.

Striking the Balance Worldwar, Book Four. After losing two wars within twenty years, the United States begin an rwmain with the strengthening German Empire formed inand will eventually start to reform itself along Prussian lines.

These flaws, however, are less of an issue for a book-on-CD, when I also have my fellow motorists to entertain me. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In Aprilthe Confederates once again defeat the United States with the help of United Kingdom and France, which allows the purchase of Sonora and Chihuahua to stand. Meanwhile, the United States will move centers of administration from Washington, DC, to Philadelphia due to the District of Columbia bordering the Confederate state of Virginia which is making governing increasingly difficult and impractical for the United States.

How Few Remain

And Tiger, the only son, has just been deployed to Vietnam. Should You Ask Me is a captivating story about people at their worst and best: His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream. The Bridge of the Separator.

That premise established, the action proper of this novel starts up about 20 years later. As Hetty dives headfirst into the repairs, she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years. hoq


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It’s always fun to play “What If” over a few beers or whatever, but who else has taken that game to such lengths? Part of Southern Victory Series.

And Lincoln delivering stonking Marxist rants. Meanwhile, the threat of war looms over London. But that does not excuse the lack of character creation.

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I’m aware that most academics believe the heart of the Civil War was about states’ rights, but that doesn’t mean I have to give a shit or sympathize. The Loney Andrew Michael Hurley.

Feb 07, Ali Thompson rated it it was amazing. Also, I must admit that I have been reluctant to try Mr. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. With only whispered rumours circulating among the local villagers and a handful of leads to guide her, Hetty finds the power of the past is still affecting her present in startling ways. Havoc that may be more than mere banditry, as deserters and freed slaves flock to his cause: Upsetting the Balance Worldwar, Book Three.

Twenty years after the South won the Civil War, America writhed once more in the bloody throes of battle.

Feb 18, Alexander Seifert rated it it was amazing.