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Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History (Britannia's Fist Trilogy #1)

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Once too often in the War Between the States, Great Britain s support for the Confederacy takes it to the brink of war with the Union. The escape of a British-built Confederate ironclad finally ignites the heap of combustible animosities and national interests. When the U.S. Navy seizes it in British waters, the ensuing battle spirals into all-out war. Napoleon III eagerly ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Potomac Books (first published July 30th 2008)
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Steven Condon
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History Britannia's Fist From Civil War to World War An Alternate History by Peter G. Tsouras, the first volume in Peter G. Tsouras' Britannia's Fist trilogy, an alternate history of the American Civil War, is an exciting look at what might have happened if America had reacted more aggressively to Great Britain's building of commerce raiding warships for the Confederacy. Historically, the act of the British government in turning a blind eye to the building of dangerous commerce raiders such as the infamous CSS Alabama, ...more
Jack
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a student of the American Civil War.
I thoroughly enjoyed this alternate history - the first volume in a trilogy.
Starting vol 2 today.
Excellent characterization - I got to know the people involved.
Unlike some of these type of stories, the author uses actual equipment that was available during the 1860's - no flights of fantasy here.
Ron
Unlike many of Peter Tsouras' books, Britannia's Fist tells a tale rather then a collection of scenarios. He has gotten better at telling tales, but ends the book in the middle of the fight with the dreaded words - Tobe continued...
Mark Congiusta
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Love me a good alternate history and this be one of them.
Kyle Montgomery
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Britannia's Fist is the first iteration in a series of five alternate history novel(s) written by Peter G. Tsouras. The original edition of the book was first published in 2008 and was distributed in North America by Potomac Books. The book series seeks to examine the effects and ramifications of British and French intervention in the American Civil War on behalf of the Confederate States of America. Although most of the first book focuses upon events occurring in Britain and the United States t ...more
Mike Rogers
I have really been enjoying alternate history books lately and I read this book because my dad recommended it. Tsouras seems to have an excellent grasp of the international politics of the American Civil War period and makes the idea of Great Britain getting involved in the war believable. There is very little character development to speak of in this book, as the author wants it to read more like a history text. Each chapter has footnotes, most of which are real but some - denoted by an asteris ...more
Steven Smith
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
excellent!

Now we're fighting the bloody British in Charleston harbor. Good civil war era alternative history. Can't wait until the next one.
Joel Parisi
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent story and characterization. Some distressing and avoidable typos, (and the dreaded "to be continued" ending) but otherwise great!
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