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Stars and Stripes in Peril (Stars & Stripes #2)

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"HARRY HARRISON IS ONE OF SCIENCE FICTION’S MOST PROLIFIC AND ACCOMPLISHED CRAFTSMEN."
—The New York Times Book Review

In 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
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 2001 by Del Rey (first published November 28th 2000)
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The other John
This one's the sequel to Stars and Stripes Forever". I read Peril because I had picked it up before I had obtained Forever. While I was unimpressed with Forever, I have a very hard time letting a book leave my reading stack without reading it, hence my reading and hence this review. It was more of the same, really. After the events of Forever, Britain has no intention of losing gracefully and so starts up shenanigans in Mexico. The United States responds down south, but also thinks about startin ...more
Lance Keashly
Jan 06, 2015 Lance Keashly rated it liked it
Picked this up in a bin a while back. This is an alternate history story where the British are intent on bringing the USA back as a colony. While this is the second book in a series the key change seems to be that the British made there attack during the civil war and attacked both sides. This common enemy united the north and south causing an interesting war situation to occur as the fragile forming USA becomes a formidable industrial nation focused on war.

Not my usual taste but it was fun read
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Benjamin Thomas
I've enjoyed quite a few alternate history novels, including some by Harry Turtledove as well as S.M. Stirling. But many times I've been disappointed as well, because, no matter how interesting the hook is, no matter what tiny thing may happen to change history and launch a cool plot, it still comes down to good writing. A good novel still has to be a good story with well developed characters, etc.

This novel, Stars & Stripes in Peril is the second in the "Stars and Stripes" trilogy by Harry
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John
Feb 17, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Stars & Stripes in Peril is the follow up to Harrison's Stars & Stripes Forever in which the US and Confederacy mend fences in the middle of the Civil War to fight off the British who have invaded both. (Not a brilliant move on their part.)

The PM and Queen, not to mention a ton of other Englishmen, are not happy at the loss and plot to once again attack the soft underbelly of the US in the gulf. Using the French control of Mexico as their excuse (must help our French buddies who we love
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Jim Holthaus
Dec 27, 2007 Jim Holthaus rated it liked it
In the first book, the United States saw off the British invasion of both the North and the South during the Civil War. Now, tensions continue to rise between the US and Britain, and the US believes Britain is planning an invasion of the US. The response? Let's take the war to the British and invade Ireland. Hmmm.

The story revolves around the use of new weapons (rapid firing rifles, gatling guns, and ironclads) that have an attendant impact on how war is fought. In this case, because the America
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Robert Marshall
Feb 21, 2014 Robert Marshall rated it it was amazing
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This was the second book in the late author Harrison’s Stars and Stripes alternate history series. This book is well worth reading, and should be used as a great example in those writing seminars on SF. I fear that alternate history is often ignored as a possible book idea due to the massive amount of research necessary for proper preparation. Author Harrison was a master of the genre, and his talents are sorely missed.
Stan
May 17, 2016 Stan rated it liked it
By the numbers alternate history set during the 1860s.
Michael
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Patrick Nichol
Jul 30, 2011 Patrick Nichol rated it really liked it
The new U.S.-British war moves to the U.K., where the newly-unified Americans exact revenge for the British attack on Charleston. Terrific stuff.
Travis
Dec 20, 2007 Travis rated it did not like it
I only got through the first 44 pages. I think this is alternate history for the middle school and younger crowd.
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Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey) was an American science fiction author best known for his character the The Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973). He was also (with Brian W. Aldiss) co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction G
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