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In 1914, the First World War ignited a brutal conflict in North America, with the United States finally defeating the Confederate States. In 1917, the Great War ended and an era of simmering hatred began, fueled by the despotism of a few and the sacrifice of many. Now it's 1942. The USA and CSA are locked in a tangle of jagged, blood-soaked battle lines, modern weaponry, desperate strategies, and the kind of violence that only the damned could conjure up for their enemies and themselves.
In Richmond, Confederate president and dictator Jake Featherston is shocked by what his own aircraft have done in Philadelphia - killing US president Al Smith in a barrage of bombs. Featherston presses ahead with a secret plan carried out on the dusty plains of Texas, where a so-called detention camp hides a far more evil purpose.
©2005 Harry Turtledove (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"There is plenty of action, and, of course, characterization remains one of Turtledove's long suits." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By brian on 07-23-16

Another great offering from Turtledove.

Where does Drive to the East rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites.

What did you like best about this story?

I've been a fanof alternate history for a while.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He does with great narration.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I would've prefered they stick with George Guidall.

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1 out of 5 stars
By steve on 12-27-16

Current events in the USA make this scenario seem possible...

While I'm in the middle of this series; not yet finished with book 2, I felt compelled to comment about how real this could be. Change a few dates. Advance the technology base and? Listening to this book is like watching a train wreck. I can't look away. And Mr. Turtledove spins excellent stories that will cause much thought afterwards.

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