By Harry Turtledove
In 1941, a treaty among England and Germany unravels—and so does a unique international battle II.
In Harry Turtledove’s spell binding trade historical past of global warfare II, the alternatives of fellows and destiny have replaced background. Now it's the wintry weather of 1941. because the Germans, with England and France on their part, slam deep into Russia, Stalin’s poor computing device fights for its lifestyles. however the agreements of global leaders don't contact the hearts of squaddies. The battle among Germany and Russia is rocked by means of males with the braveness to try their weapons in a brand new direction.
England is the 1st to be shaken. Following the suspicious demise of Winston Churchill, together with his staunch anti-Nazi perspectives, a small cabal starts off to visualize the unthinkable in a country lengthy well-known for respecting the guideline of legislations. With civil liberties putting through a thread, a conspiracy varieties opposed to the powers that be. what is going to this bold plan suggest for the ecu conflict as a whole?
in the meantime, in the US, a lady who has met Hitler face-to-face urges her countrymen to get up to his evil. in the interim, the us is struggling with basically Japan—and the warfare isn't going in addition to Washington would prefer. Can Roosevelt maintain his grip at the country’s imagination?
Coup d’Etat captures how warfare makes for the strangest of bedfellows. A freethinking Frenchman fights facet by way of aspect with racist Nazis. A Czech unearths himself at the dusty entrance strains of the Spanish Civil warfare, gunning for Germany’s Nationalist allies. A German bomber pilot courts a half-Polish, half-Jewish good looks in Bialystock. And the Jews in Germany, even though trapped less than Hitler’s fist, are as but safe via his worry of taking a look undesirable prior to the world—and through an outspoken Catholic bishop.
along with his mind-blowing command of personality, twist of fate, and armed forces and political ideas, Harry Turtledove keeps a passionate, unequalled saga of a global warfare II composed of alternative enemies, diversified allies—and hurtling towards a terrible second. For a diabolical new weapon is set to be unleashed, no longer by means of the USA, yet by means of Japan, in a tactic that may surprise the world.
Praise for Coup d’Etat
“Turtledove’s masterful presentation of another WWII reaches its fourth quantity with its caliber undiminished. . . . A tribute to [his] commanding skills.”—Booklist (starred review)
“For fanatics of other background, and especially the highly regarded Turtledove together with his beautiful weaponry, conflict strategies, and environment information, this tale will fulfill. It units out to entertain . . . and that it does.”—Historical Novels Review
“The book’s grand scope and Turtledove’s outstanding ancient wisdom are admirable.”—Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.