guns of the south review
I haven’t checked that series out yet although I’ve heard its great. | GENERAL FICTION HISTORICAL FICTION, by RELEASE DATE: Oct. 1, 1992. Using a time machine, Andrew Rhoodie and his cadre of white supremacists from A.D. In this follow-up to the widely read The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018), a young concentration camp survivor is sentenced to 15 years’ hard labor in a Russian gulag.
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Naturally the book covers a delicate subject and any discussion about a possible Confederate victory in the civil war is incomplete without wondering what the status of the slaves would be. These two characters present the reader with two different viewpoints, the more historically interesting events surrounding Lee and what Confederate victory meant for ordinary people through the eyes of Nate Caudell.
Just as the Confederate cause seems doomed, deliverance arrives in the form of 20th-century weapons. Readers willing to wink at the time travel will find a well-researched and well-written account of a nation that didn't happen.
In the second half, Jude spars with her cousin Kennedy, Stella's daughter, a spoiled actress. Kin “[find] each other’s lives inscrutable” in this rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed.
Literate rebs will read it again and again and again. What if the South had been armed with modern repeating rifles? It's not bad. Harry Turtledove Brit Bennett Categories: Have you seen The Man in the High Castle? Mass Market Paperbound - 576 pages - 978-0-345-38468-3, Paperback - 517 pages - 978-0-345-41366-6, THE FIRST HEROES: New Tales of the Bronze Age, Opening Atlantis: A Novel of Alternate History, In High Places: Crosstime Traffic—Book Three, The Gladiator: Crosstime Traffic—Book Four, Into the Darkness: A Novel of the World at War, AMERICAN EMPIRE: The Victorious Opposition, The Disunited States of America: Crosstime Traffic—Book Four, The House of Daniel: A Novel of Miracles, Magic, and Minor League Ball, GUNPOWDER EMPIRE: Crosstime Traffic—Book One. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.
Naturally the book covers a delicate subject and any discussion about a possible Confederate victory in the civil war is incomplete without wondering what the status of the slaves would be.
Categories: The love interest of Nate Caudell, Mollie Bean, is an interesting character. Bennett's novel plays with its characters' nagging feelings of being incomplete—for the twins without each other; for Jude’s boyfriend, Reese, who is trans and seeks surgery; for their friend Barry, who performs in drag as Bianca.
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General Lee is elected Confederate President in 1867, he had witnessed the ferocity with which black soldiers fought with in the Union army and so had many other Southerners which made him and others find new found respect to their “inferiors” and fear a possible slave revolt.
All about Reviews: The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove.
The narrative is intercut with Cilka’s grim memories of Auschwitz as well as her happier recollections of life with her parents and sister before the war. A handful of examples of secret female soldiers in the civil war are well documented on both sides of the conflict, so she does not seem entirely out of place for the time period. In Guns of the South the unthinkable happens and the Confederacy wins the civil war with slave owners retaining their “right” of owning slaves. The novel opens 14 years later as Desiree, fleeing a violent marriage in D.C., returns home with a different relative: her 8-year-old daughter, Jude. The novel begins with the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945. Tending bar as a side job in Beverly Hills, she catches a glimpse of her mother’s doppelgänger.
In Guns of the South the unthinkable happens and the Confederacy wins the civil war with slave owners retaining their "right" of owning slaves.
The book itself is an enjoyable read and Turtledove gives one a fascinating input on the progress of events through the eyes of General Lee (later President Lee) and Nate Caudell a sergeant in the Confederate army. It is a fatal miscalculation. This is not true of some of the more dislikeable and outright racist characters such as General Forrest (future KKK founder) and many of the time travelling Nazis whose savage treatment of black slaves is considered grotesque even by slavery supporting Southerners. History and science fiction merge in this latest from Turtledove (A Different Flesh, 1988; Agent of Byzantium, 1987 )—something that the publisher calls ``speculative fiction.'' Bennett keeps all these plot threads thrumming and her social commentary crisp.
I found this rather disappointing and I’m sure the book would have benefited with a point of view of a black slave. ‧
It really is.
Change ). All Rights Reserved. Or is it? Acting on uncanny tips from the Afrikaners, Lee reverses the Battle of the Wilderness and within months the rebels seize Washington, D.C. A new nation is born, just the way the Boers hoped it would be.
Guns of the South tackles this subject in a realistic manner. Subsequently President Lee passes a bill which would have slowly given blacks full civil rights, this law is comparable to the abolition of slavery in the Empire of Brazil which slowly progressed until its eventual abolition in 1888. Though gripping, even moving at times, the novel doesn’t do justice to the solemn history from which it is drawn.
Heather Morris Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry The gossips are agog: “In Mallard, nobody married dark....Marrying a dark man and dragging his blueblack child all over town was one step too far.” Desiree's decision seals Jude’s misery in this “colorstruck” place and propels a new generation of flight: Jude escapes on a track scholarship to UCLA. Just as the Confederate cause seems doomed, deliverance arrives in the form of 20th-century weapons. ‧ The scene in which Stella adopts her White persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion. influencers in the know since 1933. by
The Guns of the South is an alternate history book by Harry Turtledove, arguably the master of alternate historical fiction.
Harry Turtledove's "The Guns of the South" begins near the end of the American Civil War, with the Confederacy facing near-certain defeat.
LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers This is now on my (really long) list of titles I’m going to need to read. Southern victory was achieved by the means of 21st century time travelers (South-African neo-Nazis to be exact) who introduce the AK-47 assault rifle to the Confederate forces allowing them to outgun their opponents and swiftly claim victory. It's not bad.
Cilka also begins to feel the stirrings of romantic love for Alexandr, a fellow prisoner.
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She is a former prostitute turned soldier in the Confederate forces who had to conceal her identity to fight alongside the men.
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