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The Big Switch

Turtledove, Harry
Book three in The War That Came Early alternate history series. World War II in Europe progresses, then the British and French join up with the Germans to fight the Russians.

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11/2012

The Disunited States Of America

Turtledove, Harry
Justin visits Virginia in an alternative, meets Beckie from California. Then Ohio attacks Virginia, there's a bio attack. Pretty good.

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They would figure the rifles were bound for the black guerrillas down in the lowlands. (pg. 8) Lowland guerrillas, indeed!

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Beckie stared after him till ambush tears scalded her cheeks. (pg. 190) Never heard of ambush tears, nothing on internet.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Fasarta (pg. 57) -- Turkish for "mat", use here is a homage to Robert Heinlein's Door Into Summer, where "subflexive fasarta" is used. (SOURCE: A posting by Leoorionis on Enworld.com)

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12/2008

The Gladiator

Turtledove, Harry
So Fanta is the soda of choice for young Socialists in the Italian People's Republic. Book five of the Crosstime Traffic series. Pretty good, but not what one would call "exciting". No cuss words, interestingly enough, but some rude Russian. And Russians.

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9/2007

The House Of Daniel

Turtledove, Harry
A guy joins up with a traveling baseball team so he can get out of town quickly. They travel the West playing baseball, in great detail, with nearly every small town team. Seems like, anyway! Lots of good baseball, with a touch of werewolves, zombies, and vampires. With a Sasquatch fan or two.

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7/2016

The Valley-Westside War

Turtledove, Harry
Liz is digitizing records at a UCLA library in a post-holocaust time line, meets a local soldier named Dan who suspicions she ain't all what she seems. Book six in the Crosstime Traffic series.

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11/2008

Worldwar: In The Balance

Turtledove, Harry
Gotta be book one of a series, as nothing much is concluded by the end of 488 pages, except one jerk is righteously knocked off! Anyway, during WWII aliens invade, so all the warring humans must join forces to repel the invaders.

Words I Had To Look Up:

be kriegies by now (pg. 100) -- POW.
Geh kak afen yam (pg. 184) -- Go take a poop in the sea.
mamzrim (pg. 401) -- Bastard, probably.
tukhus-lekher (pg. 402) -- Butt-something.
cri de coeur (pg. 402) -- A cry from the heart.
opprobrium (pg. 438) -- Disgrace arising from exceedingly shameful conduct.
oleaginously (pg. 439) -- The state or condition of being oleaginous; oiliness, unctuousness.

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10/2010

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

Twain, Mark
A "modern day" American somehow finds himself in Arthurian times, tries to change everything. Interesting story, hard to read sometimes. A bit of weeping at the smallpox hut. On the circulation card I found it had been checked out twice by someone I had dated several decades ago. Isn't that interesting?

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6/2014

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Twain, Mark
Good story, good ending. Fingerprints are fun!

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9/2013

The Celebrated Jumping Frog And Other Stories

Twain, Mark
Since I was in Angel's Camp a few weeks ago AND I ran across this little (86 page) book I decided to read it. Fun stuff!

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8/2015
9 books displayed
[Tapply - Thompson] [Thorp - Turtledove] [Turtledove - Twain] 

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