Striking the Balance

Striking the Balance

Paperback - 1997
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At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology, the aggressors swept across the planet, sowing destruction as Tokyo, Berlin, and Washington, D.C., were A-bombed into submission. Russia, Nazi Germany, Japan, and the United States were not easily cowed, however. With cunning and incredible daring, they pressed every advantage against the invaders' superior strength and, led by Stalin, began to detonate their own atom bombs in retaliation.City after city explodes in radioactive firestorms, and fears grow as the worldwide resources disappear; will there be any world left for the invaders to conquer or for the uneasy allies to defend While Mao Tse-tung wages a desperate guerrilla war and Hitler drives his country toward self-destruction, U.S. forces frantically try to stop the enemy's push from coast to coast. Yet in this battle to stave off world domination, unless the once-great military powers take the risk of annihilating the human race, they'll risk losing the war. The fatal, final deadline arrives in Harry Turtledove's grand, smashing finale to the Worldwar series, as uneasy allies desperately seek a way out of a no-win, no-survival situation: a way to live free in a world that may soon be bombed into atomic oblivion.
Published: New York, NY :, Del Rey/Ballantine Books,, 1997.
Edition: First domestic mass market edition.
ISBN: 9780345412089
Branch Call Number: F TUR
Characteristics: x, 547 pages ;,18 cm.


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Jul 12, 2015

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Feb 10, 2011

Striking The Balance Book 4 ---- by Harry Turtledove c - 1997 ---- Sci-Fi/Humor ---- Those lizards checked out earth when Knights where the throwing spears, lancing each other and shooting arrows. ---- By the time the invading Lizards returned with the fleet of spaceships World War II was in full swing. ---- It also is true that those little lizards become addicted to a spice named "Ginger" and become useless. ---- Then of course there is the A-Bomb: Added to/in with all the dysfunctional stoned lizards whom can no longer follow a command. ---- A fun and very funny read. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul


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