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Amerikan Eagle: A Novel (edition 2011)

by Alan Glenn

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Title:Amerikan Eagle: A Novel
Authors:Alan Glenn
Info:Bantam (2011), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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Interesting addition to alternate histories of WW II. FDR is assassinated before assuming office. John Nance Garner has one lackluster term and decides no to run for re-election. Huey Long runs and wins in 1936 and 1940. He brings his own brand of facism to the U.S. Hitler is triumphant in Europe, including the conquest of Great Britain. Winston Churchill is running a British government in exile from New York. Germany is fighting Russia in a one front war. Huey Long signs an agreement with Hitler which includes U.S. factories turning out materiel for the German war machine, and accepting Jewish prisoners in U.S. camps. It seems as if a sequel is due because many unanswered questions are left hanging. ( )
  velopunk | Feb 6, 2012 |
A disturbing and thought-provoking view of an alternate Portsmouth, NH in 1943. In this reality, FDR is killed by an assassin in 1933, shortly before taking office. [Note, this almost happened. Someone actually shot at him and missed.] His vice president is ineffective at getting us out of the Depression so in 1936 Louisiana Governor and fascist Huey Long becomes President. Long is determined to keep us out of World War II, with dire consequences for the war in Europe and Asia, as the Germans and Japanese have a much easier time of it. The story centers around a Portsmouth police investigator named Sam Miller, whose investigation of a puzzling murder leads him afoul of Amerika's Nazi-like leaders. A scary view of the world as it might have been, had an assassin had better aim.
  LaneMemorialLibrary | Sep 15, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553593579, Mass Market Paperback)

A good cop. A bad choice. Let history be the judge.

In 1943, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sam Miller is a cop supporting a family and trying to stay on the right side of his boss, the law, and his conscience. Then a body is found by the railroad tracks, a number tattooed on the victim’s wrist. It is a case Sam could walk away from. It is a case he will be ordered to drop. And it is case that leads him into a lethal vortex of politics, espionage, rebellion, and international intrigue.

As war rages in Europe, a new power rises in America. And the people Sam thinks he knows best—his wife, his brother, his colleagues—reveal new identities. In a formerly close-knit city by the sea, where no one is above suspicion and no one is safe, a global summit is about to take place. On that day, history will be changed. And millions of people will live or die, all because Sam Miller has been a very good cop—faced with a very bad choice.

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