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The Whale Has Wings Vol 1 - Rebirth by David Row
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a very good read. In fact it is so well written that several reviewers have mistaken an alternate history (in other words FICTION) as a real history of WW2 and have given it poor markings for 'inaccuracy'. In fact these differences are due to the history written here diverging from our own in the early 30s. If you enjoy alternate history I would heartedly recommend this. If you think it's a real history you're about to buy you should re-read the product description!
American Empire: The Victorious Opposition by Harry Turtledove
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, could be better, 4 Sep 2003
Having read the entire series so far, I must admit I'm only still reading them to see what happens. Although Turtledove does write good stories, I find his alternate history less than perfect. This book shows a slavish obsession with the events of our history. This history diverged in 1862, is it really realistic that the same events will still be happening on the same days, only with different players? I don't think so.
By all means if your following the series read the book, it is interesting. But if you haven't read the series so far I'd give it a miss as you won't follow the back story of the characters and the events are formulaic and uninspiring.

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