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One more book review

I forgot about the book I just finished today... It's one of the ones I picked up in my $5 bag from the West Boylston library.

10. Alternate Generals, a compilation edited by Harry Turtledove.
All the stories are good, full of alternate history and military fiction, but I wish there had been an introduction to the book as a whole and/or an introduction to each story. As it is, I found myself looking up a lot of people on Wikipedia, asking "how is this different from the way it really happened?" Maybe I'm just not a good enough student of history. I doubt I'll read it again, but it's a B

If anyone's interested in this book, I'd be happy to give it away.

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daedaleandeus May 1st, 2008
Turtledove has written some decent fantasy-world re-enactments of real-world wars. Hyphen!

anitra May 1st, 2008
I haven't read much of his stuff, but what I have read is good. Honestly, all the stories by all the authors were great; I just wish there had been a little bit of background information provided with each one, especially since they range all over recorded history, as recent as WWII, and as far back as Boudicea (queen of the Iceni), Sun-Tzu, or Julius Caesar.

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