Stars and Stripes in Peril (Paperback)

Author: Harrison, Harry

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In the second title of the Civil War-era Alternate History trilogy, North and South join forces to repel a British invasion. Now, Her Majesty's Army is massing for a possible attack through Texas. In the gauntlet, Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Ulysses S. Grant, while his top soldiers, including Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman, plan a naval assault on British soil.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780345409362
SKU 30787955
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345409361
Release Date 10/1/2001
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1T
Author Info
Harry Harrison
Harry Harrison began his science fiction career as an illustrator. In the mid- to late 1940s, while working as a freelance commercial artist, Harrison collaborated with Wallace Wood, who would soon become one of the world's most influential comic book artists. With Wood, Harrison provided illustrations for magazines including Galaxy Science Fiction. This association led to Harrison joining the Hydra Club, a New York professional science fiction group where Harrison met and befriended Damon Knight, who, even then, was an extremely influential figure in the sf community. Knight commissioned some art from Harrison, and eventually encouraged his writing career, publishing Harrison's first story, "Rock Diver", in 1951. Six years later, Harrison introduced readers to the Stainless Steel Rat, a character which would become the focus of much of Harrison's writing in further short stories and novels. In 1965, Harrison introduced his other major series character. The seven books in the Bill, the Galactic Hero series--including BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO ON THE PLANET OF TASTELESS PLEASURES, BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO ON THE PLANET OF THE ZOMBIE VAMPIRES, and THE FINAL INCOHERENT ADVENTURE, which poked fun at Robert Heinlein among others--eventually became a forum for sf parodies. The last five titles were co-written by other important writers who often made fun of themselves. Harrison has been an important figure in the sf community, even having an award named after him. The Harrison Award, given by the World SF--an international association of professionals representing all aspects of the sf field--is given to individuals working to improve the status of science fiction internationally.
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Annotation In this alternate history novel, author Harrison explores the aftermath of the US Civil War he staged in STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER, the first book of his Stars and Stripes series, in which the North and South joined forces to fight back the tyrannical rule of England. Here, General Robert E. Lee and his aides conclude that, despite the potential cost, their only recourse is to attack England directly.
Editors Note "HARRY HARRISON IS ONE OF SCIENCE FICTION’S MOST PROLIFIC AND ACCOMPLISHED CRAFTSMEN."—The New York Times Book ReviewIn the midst of Civil War, a stunned North and South join forces to combat a sudden attack of British troops. Though the Americans are victorious, three years later a new threat emerges. Her Majesty’s Army is massing for a possible attack through Texas. Into the gauntlet Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Ulysses S. Grant—while his top soldiers, including Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman, plan the most daring naval invasion ever launched: an assault on British soil itself. Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of the world’s most provocative authors. Venturing beyond a fascinating question of what if? Harry Harrison brilliantly examines the people and passions that make up nations both great and small—and shows how technology and politics had the power to shape history’s first great World War . . . half a century before it began . . ."Lovers of novels of alternate history hold Harry Harrison in high regard and his latest book can only enhance that esteem."—Abilene Reporter News
Editors Note 2 In an alternative American history set in post-Civil War America, the sequel to Stars & Stripes Forever, the North and South are forced into an uneasy alliance as they join forces to combat a new threat--the British. Reprint.
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