The Great War: American Front

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2010
24 hours 16 minutes
—A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Hugo Award–winning author Harry Turtledove is the undisputed master of alternate history. In American Front he uses his creative gifts to envision World War I as it might have been if fought on American soil.

The United States and the Confederate States of America have been bitter enemies for decades when a massive global conflict breaks out. Under the leadership of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, America enters the fray alongside Germany. Meanwhile, Confederate President
Woodrow Wilson allies his nation with France and Britain. As the two massive armies collide, the machines of modern warfare litter the landscape with carnage on a scale the world has never known.

Filled with legendary historical figures, American Front is an intriguing story of a past that never happened—but easily could have.

“This masterpiece … is state-of-the-art alternate history, nothing less.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Nancy B.

American Front (The Great War #1) I love alternative history novels, and Harry Turtledove writes some of the best. American Front reminds me of the US during the Trump era. People ignore blatant racism. The winner of the war--or election--writes the history. Ignorance keeps people in their social group no matter hurtful it may be to themselves. The first time I read American Front, I would have never dreamed our country would have elected Donald Trump or gone through the Jan 2021 Uprising. However, when I look at my three bullet points, those were true when I first picked it up. I shouldn't have been surprised. On an aside, always be wary of people wanting to burn books. If you don't put a book on a list, it might die from obscurity. List a book, and you will only draw attention to it.

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