View Full Version : ALTERNATE GENERALS- ed. Turtledove
May 22nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
Has anybody read this Turtledove book ? Just briefly saw it on the shelves at a local bookshop. Looks like it's all about such WIs as George Patton being in charge of the ANV and capturing Lincoln, and similar fanciful WIs.
May 22nd, 2004, 07:33 PM
:D I read it a year ago. Forgotten most of stories except one where there was an International peacekeeping force in the US(Post 1918). Also there was one with General Pershing as head of a peacekeeping force somewhere in Europe. Patton's I believe was in a form of letters to his wife.I'll try and reread. :cool: :(
May 25th, 2004, 01:03 PM
That is Alternate Generals Volume 2. It also includes a story set in the UK after the Germans have won the Battle of Britain, one about King Richard taling Jerusalem, and some more. I enjoyed some of the stories (especially the first with the US as holding a League of Nations mandate over Turkey). the peacekeeping story set in the south has a good suspense level, but the German quotes are awful (the author should have asked someone with good knowledge of German to review them!) and there are also a couple of illogical things. Nevertheless, the book is worth reading.
Volume 1 is better. Do not be fooled by the cover text (Rommel commanding Persians or so), all stories are historically possible. Especially, I like the stories about General Mitchell at Pearl Harbor, John Paul Jones as a Brisith captain and that about SunTzu commanding the Persian army in Greece.
June 3rd, 2004, 02:16 PM
Just found the original Volumn One. Just reread Friesner's story about IKE. Very Serious unlike her others. Will rreread more. :p
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