By Harry Turtledove
While the nice battle engulfed Europe in 1914, the us and the accomplice States of the USA, sour enemies for 5 a long time, entered the fray on contrary facets: the USA aligned with the newly robust Germany, whereas the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. however it quickly grew to become transparent to each side that this struggle will be different--that battle itself may by no means be an analogous back. For this used to be to be a prolonged, international clash waged with new and chillingly effective innovations--the desktop gun, the aircraft, poison fuel, and trench warfare.
Across the Americas, the combating raged like wildfire on a number of and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the various ethnic teams of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to carry jointly a Confederacy nonetheless beset via lack of knowledge, prejudice, and sophistication divisions. and because the warfare thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, chanced on themselves fatefully drawn right into a climactic disagreement . . .
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She came through the lobby about nine oclock. She was on the arm of a man in a suit and a topcoat and they went out the door and got into a cab. He sat there for a long time. After a while he got up and folded the paper and went to the desk. The clerk looked up at him. Have you got a Mrs Cole registered? he said. Cole? Yes. Just a minute. The clerk turned away and checked the registrations. He shook his head. No, he said. No Cole. Thanks, he said. THEY RODE TOGETHER a last time on a day in early March when the weather had already warmed and yellow mexicanhat bloomed by the roadside.
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American Front (The Great War, Book 1) by Harry Turtledove