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The House That George Built

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What if you stopped one rung shy of the top of the ladder?
32 pages
Published 2009 by Tor
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Igrowastreesgrow
I'm from Baltimore. He's pretty spot on with the talk of the people. For the state, it would have been devastating if Babe Ruth was never Babe Ruth, financially and otherwise. Maryland has several museums with portions of their tour dedicated to Babe. However, lucky for him, he did make it and this alternative never happened, at least in this variant of reality.
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Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Puffing slightly, Henry Louis Mencken paused outside of George’s Restaurant. He’d walked a little more than a mile from the red-brick house on Hollins Street to the corner of Eutaw and Lombard. Along with masonry, walking was the only kind of exercise he cared for. Tennis and golf and other so-called diversions were to him nothing but a waste of time. He wished his wind were better, but he’d turned sixty the summer before. He carried more weight than he had as a younger man. Most of the parts st ...more
John Cress
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed that alternative reality story about Babe Ruth. It asked the question what if the Babe never got his shot? What if he never got to swing and was always a pitcher? He ends up being a bartender with a little bitterness. Turtledove always speaks of players that took his spot. I'm curious to try a more history book type story next.
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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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