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Seconds Out - Round Two Begins!,
This review is from: Settling Accounts Return Engagement: Book One of the Settling Accounts Trilogy (Hardcover)
Back in Harry Turtledove's alternate history where the South had gained it's independence.
After the first world war had left the South and it's allies defeated Jake Featherstone had come to power in the CSA and was determined that next time round would not go the same way.
Like most of Turtledove's books we get a number of points of view characters. some are old friends fnom the earlier books and other newer characters. Again much of the action takes place within the North American continent but we get an all too brief look at what's going on in europe. Turtledove, in the virtually complete disregard both sides show to the fate of the South's black population, has managed to come up with a vision even more horrifying than the Nazi death camps.
There is also some nice commentary on how the CSA is dependent on Featherstone's personal abilities whilst the North holds to a more collectavist system.