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Clash of Eagles

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hitler has conquered Europe. Now his armies have crossed the Atlantic and swooped down on the greatest prize of all.
Mass Market Paperback, 1st U.S. Paperback Edition, 544 pages
Published July 29th 1990 by Fawcett
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Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: WWII, AH and NYC buffs
A good solid alternative history novel in which England has been defeated and Nazi Germany has invaded Eastern Canada (initial landings take place in Quebec) and moved down into the Northeastern United States.It is now a year later and the front has deadlocked in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The resistance movement is gathering momentum which is the focus of the novel, especially the resistance in New York City.

Strong in character and plot and fast moving. In many aspects the novel reminded me of the
Aurélien Thomas
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
What if the Nazis had invaded the United States? Taking place in occupied and cut off New York, here's a very well crafted book where, the East Coast is controlled by the Germans while, Roosevelt's government is in exile in California. It reminded me of what happened in France during WWII and, in fact, all the historical details that were the lot of most of the then European occupied countries are just being transposed here. It's intellegently done though, each of these details and events (ratio ...more
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, fiction
Couldn't put it down, even the second time I read it. Excellent plot, dynamic, complex characters, and all in a very readable, exciting form. Read this book! ...more
Ralph Jones
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 20th-century
We started the decade with a remnant from the previous one: an alternate history novel written by Leo Rutman called Clash of Eagles.

The story is set in late 1941, where the Nazis had overtaken the United Kingdom and then proceeded to invade the countries across the Atlantic. They first landed in Quebec, and made their way to New York City; in which they declared the eastern United States an occupied territory.

The title, Clash of Eagles suggests the theme of this novel: the war on Nazi Germany by
Billy Roper
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I would read a sequel, provided that it wasn't written by an author myopically focused on New York who made the minimal effort to interpose a page here and there clarifying how the invasion happened, what battles occurred elsewhere, what is going on other parts of the country and world in the alternate reality, and doesn't revert to the Panglosian status quo as a default cop-out. ...more
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
For my first 'alternative history novel', the critics I read didn't rate because it was not authentic to the Wermacht military structure. Well the whole work is FICTION people! You have to stretch you imagination a little bit. It was initially a little slow starting but I really enjoyed it as an espionage novel. The author seems to know NYC and some the period social structures albeit he erred on his German military hierarchy. Oh well, it was a good read to pass the time. ...more
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Leo Rutman is an American author and playwright. His novels are generally set in New York City during the twentieth century.

Rutman has received playwriting awards from Yale University, Brandeis University, and Columbia University. His published and produced plays include They Got Jack, Jesus is a Junkie, and Where is Che Guevara?.

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