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The Grapple (Settling Accounts #3)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,339 ratings  ·  24 reviews
In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling.

It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians,
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Hardcover, 616 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2006)
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The other John
Ah, the penultimate volume of the Timeline-191 series! I am such an addict! By this time, I have to admit that these alternate history books about the ongoing conflict of the United States and Confederate States have devolved into hackwork. You get the same ideas swirling around and around throughout the tale. Highly competent soldiers on the front lines can (and should) get away with mouthing off to their superiors. Confederate tobacco is much superior than the crap the USA produces. The superi ...more
Dave
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Michael
May 07, 2009 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes alternate history..
In Turtledove’s third sequel to the Settling Accounts tetralogy, called The Grapple, the war between the USA and the CSA is entering its third year into the war. The year is 1943. The genre of this book is alternative history and it takes place in the time of WWII. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, General Irving Morrell attempts to push the Confederates out of the two states and succeeds. He then pushes them back to Kentucky, Tennessee and then Georgia. Xerxes, (Scipio) Bathsheba, (His wife) and Antoin ...more
Joel Flank
Settling Accounts: The Grapple, by Harry Turtledove is the 3rd book in his alternate history series about WWII after the South won the civil war and has been the Confederate States of America ever since. I'm running out of things to say about this series that I haven't already mentioned in the reviews of the first two books in the series, so I'll keep this one brief. In general, this book was another great read from Turtledove, and he continues to push forward his alternate version of WWII to it ...more
Tyler Harmon
In Harry Turtledove's Settling Accounts: The Grapple, the third book in the Settling Accounts series, Turtledove continues to show a darker more sinister history with the ultimate what if, "What if the south won the Civil War?" Fast forward eighty years. It's 1943, and World War 2 has been going on for three years, which started after the Confederate sneak attack. Now in The Grapple, it's the USA's turn to be on the offensive. As American forces drive into the heart of the CSA, the Confede ...more
Tyler
In Harry Turtledove's Settling Accounts: The Grapple, the third book in the Settling Accounts series, Turtledove continues to show a darker, more sinister history with the ultimate what if, "What if the south won the Civil War?" Fast forward eighty years. It's 1943, and World War 2 has been going on for three years, which started after the Confederate sneak attack. Now in The Grapple, it's the USA's turn to be on the offensive. As American forces drive into the heart of the CSA, the Confederacy' ...more
Holden Attradies
I ended up blowing through this book faster than any other one I've read in the series. Normally the pace for these books isn't very fast but when the balance of the war tips from the south the the north every started moving at a really fast pace (for this series) and I had a hard time putting it down.

This volume saw a few characters pass on that had been with the series for a long time. Both of the big deaths caught me a little off guard, as they were characters that had both made it through so
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Robert
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Rick
Harry Turtledove continues his masterpiece series where the South won the Civil War. This part takes place in an alternate WWII, where the U.S. is allied with the Kaiser's Germany against the fascists in the Confederacy, England and France, and the Tsar's Russia. What makes this series so good is just how damn plausible it is. A chilling look at what could have been.
J Mo
Getting close to the end of the Confederacy. Only nerds could make it this far.
William
Good thing I want to know what happens next, because I'm getting really tired of the repetitive dialog. There was some character development in this one, for Hipolito Rodriguez, but the others?

I'm /this/ close to finishing the series, and just might, but highly doubt I'll bother buying them all to complete my collection.
Tim
I am enjoying this entire series starting with the Great War. It is actually very disturbing in some respects, when you think this could have been if things had turned out different. The level of research that went into these books must have been huge.
Brentman99
Dec 03, 2013 Brentman99 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who read the Great War series.
This was a good edition to a great series. I love how the war progresses and the well developed plots and characters move to great climaxes. The parallel between Nazi death camps and American gulags is easy to draw and chilling. I enjoyed this series.
Tony Ivey
Another excellent installment in this series. Turtledove has a way of inserting tidbits of historical trivia into the mainstream of his plots. It's almost as fun to hunt for those "easter eggs", as it is to read the story.
Kb
Lots of developments and, unfortunately, some saying good-bye to characters that have been around since the beginning. Major turning points make for a real page-turner in this installment
Mark Kinney
But for a few nitpicks (some repeated things like the effects of a flamethrower on the human body) it's a good dependable series. If you liked the others, you'll like this one.
Kallierose
These books are addictive. I love reading about this universe that has so much in common with ours, and yet is so completely different in other ways.
James
Heading toward resolution - I can't wait to see what happens next and how events find their way to the conclusion, but I don't want the series to end.
Erik
Not bad, not the best. Lots of good tank action. I really like michael pound as a main character.

Jason
It left me hanging, guess I have to head over to the library to get book 4.
Ron
I absolutely love this series. I just can not get enough of it.
Gwen
How many can there be in this series? will it ever end? :)
Laura
Still wish there was a Canadian story line!
Karen
Didn't finish.
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Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number of works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove has been dubbed "The Master of Alternate History". Within this genre he is known both for creating original sce
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Other Books in the Series

Settling Accounts (4 books)
  • Return Engagement (Settling Accounts, #1)
  • Drive to the East (Settling Accounts, #2)
  • In at the Death (Settling Accounts, #4)
The Guns of the South In the Balance (Worldwar, #1) How Few Remain (Timeline-191, #1) Tilting the Balance (Worldwar, #2) Striking the Balance (Worldwar, #4)

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