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1920: America's Great War

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler's War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate history thriller. After winning WW I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists.

Consider another 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914, she had crushed England, France, and Russia in a war that was short but entirely devastating.

By 1920, Kaiser Wilhelm II is looking for new lands to devour. The United States is fast becoming an economic super-power and the only nation that can conceivably threaten Germany. The U.S. is militarily inept, however, and is led by a sick and delusional president who wanted to avoid war at any price. Thus, Germany is able to ship a huge army to Mexico to support a puppet government.

Her real goal: the invasion and permanent conquest of California and Texas.

America desperately resists as the mightiest and most brutal army in the world in a battle fought on land, at sea, and in the air as enemy armies savagely marched up on California, and move north towards a second Battle of the Alamo. Only the indomitable spirit of freedom can answer the Kaiser's challenge.

About 1920: America's Great War:
"Conroy offers up a believable scenario and heroics galore on the part of the good guys, ranging from trench fighting to the first tank charge. . . .good fun for alternate history buffs." - Library Journal

About Robert Conroy's Rising Sun:
"Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure." - Booklist

About Robert Conroy's Himmler's War:
"[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable." - Library Journal

About Red Inferno: 1945
"An ensemble cast of fictional characters. . . and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike." - Publishers Weekly

"[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page." - Booklist

About 1945:
" moving and thought-provoking. . ." - Publishers Weekly

"Realistic. . ." - Booklist

About 1942:
". . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here." - Publishers Weekly

"A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale." - Booklist

"A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters." - John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning

About 1901:
". . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical." - Publishers Weekly

". . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs." - Booklist

Genre: Science Fiction

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December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: 1920: America's Great War
Author(s): Robert Conroy
ISBN: 1-4516-3931-7 / 978-1-4516-3931-5 (USA edition)
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March 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: 1920: America's Great War (1) (BAEN)
Author(s): Robert Conroy
ISBN: 1-4767-8044-7 / 978-1-4767-8044-3 (USA edition)
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Title: 1920: America's Great War
Author(s): Robert Conroy
Publisher: Baen Books
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