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The Big Switch

(2011)
(The third book in the War That Came Early series)
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In this extraordinary World War II alternate history, master storyteller Harry Turtledove begins with a big switch: what if Neville Chamberlain, instead of appeasing Hitler, had stood up to him in 1938? Enraged, Hitler reacts by lashing out at the West, promising his soldiers that they will reach Paris by the new year. They don't. Three years later, his genocidal apparatus not fully in place, Hitler has barely survived a coup, while Jews cling to survival. But England and France wonder whether the war is still worthwhile.

Weaving together a cast of characters that ranges from a brawling American fighter in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain to a woman who has seen Hitler's evil face-to-face, Harry Turtledove takes us into a world shaping up very differently in 1941. The Germans and their Polish allies have slammed into the gut of the Soviet Union in the west, while Japan pummels away in the east. In trench warfare in France, French and Czech fighters are outmanned but not outfought by their Nazi enemy. Then the stalemate is shattered. In England, Winston Churchill dies in an apparent accident, and the gray men who walk behind his funeral cortege wonder who their real enemy is. The USSR, fighting for its life, makes peace with Japan - and Japan's war with America is about to begin.

A sweeping saga of human passions, foolishness, and courage, of families and lovers and soldiers by choice and by chance, The Big Switch is a provocative, gripping, and utterly convincing work of alternate history at its best. For history buffs and fans of big, blood-and-guts fiction, Harry Turtledove delivers a panoramic clash of ideals as powerful as armies themselves.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-345-49186-6 / 978-0-345-49186-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Switch (The War That Came Early, Book Three)
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 0-345-49187-4 / 978-0-345-49187-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The War That Came Early: The Big Switch
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-1587-6 / 978-1-4001-1587-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The War That Came Early: The Big Switch
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-4587-2 / 978-1-4001-4587-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The War That Came Early: The Big Switch
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
ISBN: 1-4001-6587-3 / 978-1-4001-6587-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Series #3
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early Series #3
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Switch: The War That Came Early, Book Three
Author(s): Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU