In 1941, a treaty between England and Germany unravels--and so does
a different World War II.
In Harry Turtledove's mesmerizing alternate history of World War
II, the choices of men and fate have changed history. Now it is the
winter of 1941. As the Germans, with England and France on their
side, slam deep into Russia, Stalin's terrible machine fights for
its life. But the agreements of world leaders do not touch the
hearts of soldiers. The war between Germany and Russia is rocked by
men with the courage to aim their guns in a new direction.
England is the first to be shaken. Following the suspicious death
of Winston Churchill, with his staunch anti-Nazi views, a small
cabal begins to imagine the unthinkable in a nation long famous for
respecting the rule of law. With civil liberties hanging by a
thread, a conspiracy forms against the powers that be. What will
this daring plan mean for the European war as a whole?
Meanwhile, in America, a woman who has met Hitler face-to-face
urges her countrymen to wake up to his evil. For the time being,
the United States is fighting only Japan--and the war is not going
as well as Washington would like. Can Roosevelt keep his grip on
the country's imagination?
"Coup d'Etat" captures how war makes for the strangest of
bedfellows. A freethinking Frenchman fights side by side with
racist Nazis. A Czech finds himself on the dusty front lines of the
Spanish Civil War, gunning for Germany's Nationalist allies. A
German bomber pilot courts a half-Polish, half-Jewish beauty in
Bialystock. And the Jews in Germany, though trapped under Hitler's
fist, are as yet protected by his fear of looking bad before the
world--and by an outspoken Catholic bishop.
With his spectacular command of character, coincidence, and
military and political strategies, Harry Turtledove continues a
passionate, unmatched saga of a World War II composed of different
enemies, different allies--and hurtling toward a horrific moment.
For a diabolical new weapon is about to be unleashed, not by the
United States, but by Japan, in a tactic that will shock the world.
Praise for "Coup d'Etat"
"Turtledove's masterful presentation of an alternate WWII reaches
its fourth volume with its quality undiminished. . . . A tribute to
his] commanding skills."--"Booklist "(starred review)
"For lovers of alternative history, and particularly the very
popular Turtledove with his appealing weaponry, battle tactics, and
setting details, this story will satisfy. It sets out to entertain
. . . and that it does."--Historical Novels Review
"The book's grand scope and Turtledove's impressive historical
knowledge are admirable."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"From the Hardcover edition."
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