This is the second volume in Harry Turtledove’s epic alternative history of history, nothing less — Publishers Weekly on HOW FEW REMAIN). It’s , in a world where the Confederacy won its independence at the Battle of Antietam in The United States declares war over the Confederate. How Few Remain is a alternate history novel by Harry Turtledove. It is the first part of the Southern Victory saga. The book received the Sidewise Award for .

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Turtledove uses in The Great Warbut in this case, the featured characters are all famous fe from our own history–Gen. If those states are engaging in slavery they gotta go.

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Both American nations have been sanctioning Indian raids into each other’s territory. I kept waiting for a big reveal – for example, Grant makes a brief cameo – garry The title should be at least 4 characters long.

So yeah, I buy Lincoln as a golden years Marxist under these circumstances. Will he be able to save the man who saved him? The book turtleeove historical characters whose backstory is entirely believable; such as Colonel George Custer who was killed at the Batt “How Few Remain” is an alternate history book which goes over how the South may have won the Civil War and become their own independent nation.

Thirteen-year-old Jessie, the youngest of them all, suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding secrets of her own. It’s the same technique Mr.

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It’s always fun to play “What If” over a few beers or whatever, but who else has taken that game to such lengths? Apr 29, Pages Buy. The author’s decision not to continue it as a direct sequel to Guns of the South is trutledove little jarring at first, but in this new beginning he lays of a lot of interesting characters. In just twenty years after a Confederate victory the North American continent is a totally different place, and the US is decidedly weaker because of it.


This book really made me think. The Confederates make agreeable treaties with the Indians in its domain, particularly those of Indian Territory, ensuring their support for the new nation. Granted, he does a great job at characterizing some of them the Lincoln and Roosevelt chapters are particularly good, I thinkbut unlike some later books in the series, the viewpoint that you tend to get from this book is very much from the perspective of the elites of the time.

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The Cyber Effect Mary Aiken. The biggest, longest, and bloodiest is clearly in Louisville. I now freely admit how wrong I was – this novel was thoroughly enjoyable! Furious over the annexation of key Mexican territory, the United States declared total war against the Confederate States o From the master of alternate history comes an epic of the second Civil War.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The Confederate purchase of two Mexican provinces Mexico is an empire under emperor Maximilian in this timeline and has provinces rather than stateswhich breaks the US lock on access to the Pacific Ocean, causes another war between the USA and the CSA. The book did drag, but ultimately I enjoyed it.

Strong, complex characters against a sweeping alt-historical background. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby.


Samuel Clemens whom real history knows better as Mark Twain reports and editorializes on events in the pages of the San Francisco Call and has uxorious sex with his wife yeah, I could have done without that mental image too, guys.

The novel is narrated from the point of view of eight historical figures, four of whom died before in our timeline. However, what I can say, is the scenario and the research on all characters done is extensive.

Blood In the Water. The American Civil War of Thankfully, that only occurred three times in the entire CD book.

However, going through Turtledove’s book invigorated my curiosity to research on that part of history as well. Along with losing the war, the U. Havoc that may be more than mere banditry, as deserters and freed slaves flock to his cause: And I read trashy fantasy, so I have a pretty high tolerance for lengthy books.

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Our Books See all Books. If you are looking for a stand-alone alternative history novel about the Civil War, this is a good choice. Ultimately this caused the recognition of the Confederacy by Great Britain and France, creating two major A This is the first book in Harry Turtledove’s alternate history TL Timeline series, which consists of this stand-alone volume, plus two further trilogies, the American Front turtledvoe and the American Empire series.