Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The compelling third volume (after Drive to the The Grapple (Settling Accounts) – Kindle edition by Harry Turtledove. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. The Grapple (Del Rey, ) is the third book in the Settling Accounts quarter, and is the penultimate volume of the overall Southern Victory series. Plot The. A profoundly thoughtful masterpiece of alternate history.” –Booklist It is , the third summer of the new war between the Confederate.

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Learn how and when to remove these template messages. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The tactics of present-day wars are even more apparent in this installment they were before, as combatants use suicide bombers, car bombs, and even truck-mounted machine guns in ways more familiar to soldiers of today than those of sixty years ago.

The Grapple Harry Turtledove, Author. At sea, the Imperial Japanese threat to the Sandwich Islands ends with a naval victory at Midwayand Harrj forces retake that island. Gray Tide in the East: The Holocaust storyline has been intense to watch play out.

Books of the Week. Jun 26, Pages. There’s still the epic sweep of a war that’s tearing apart two countries, with a “cast of thousands” which covers all aspects of the war and life during wartime for both sides of the conflicts. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! A harryy advance seems to be made in Arkansasand U. Most ominously, despite the increasingly desperate military situation, Featherston continues turrledove divert considerable resources to the extermination program as being justified and necessary, since “The War Against the Negroes” is a most important goal which must be “fought” and “won” by total extermination and turtpedove the Confederate territories “Negro-free”.

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Well, I’ve come this far. At the same time, Turtledove does not reduce the Freedom Party to a one-dimensional phenomenon.

The convergence of some of the plot threads Haryr followed in previous books also makes for a tighter narrative this time around. I still sad from knowing the tragic fates that befell Scipio and Hip Rodriguez, for example. Nonetheless, the basic idea underlying the series remains compelling. However, the advance takes too long; the sound of distant U.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Depictions of how historical figures may have behaved in hypothetical situations, the most compelling aspect of How Few Remain all of whose events are seen through the eyes of harryy figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Samuel Clemensare fewer here than in any previous installment. Increasingly the Confederate president, Jake Featherston, grasps onto the slim hope of secret weapons to turn the tide against the superior numbers and resources of the United States, which is bearing down upon the South in a campaign with echoes of the American Civil War.

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The book was released in the United Kingdom on October 5, You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. It seems a set of contingency plans to deport all Mormons from Utah, possibly to the Sandwich Islandsare drawn up. Both of the big deaths caught me a little off guard, as they were characters that had both made it through so I ended up blowing through this book faster than any other one I’ve read in the series.

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One, he doesn’t sugar coat the way war is. And pray that Mr. The United States have found their fighting form at last.

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In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII grspple it Settling Accounts: 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. 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.

With shocking vividness, Turtledove demonstrates the extreme fragility of our modern world Geapple thought that this book was very well written. The increasing confinement of the narrative to the battlefield only enhances this, as characters do the same things over and over because they find themselves stuck in the same situations — something that Turtledove successfully avoided in his far more diverse coverage of the alternative First World War in grapppe earlier volumes.

His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream. Views Read Edit View history. Trivia About The Grapple Sett Those who aren’t interested in history, and never asked themselves the question “what if?

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