By Harry Turtledove
Whilst the nice warfare engulfed Europe in 1914, the USA and the accomplice States of the US, sour enemies for 5 many years, entered the fray on contrary aspects: the us aligned with the newly robust Germany, whereas the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. however it quickly turned transparent to either side that this struggle will be different--that battle itself could by no means be an identical back. For this used to be to be a prolonged, worldwide clash waged with new and chillingly effective innovations--the computer gun, the plane, poison gasoline, and trench warfare.
Across the Americas, the scuffling with raged like wildfire on a number of and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the various ethnic teams of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to carry jointly a Confederacy nonetheless beset by way of lack of understanding, prejudice, and sophistication divisions. and because the struggle thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, came across themselves fatefully drawn right into a climactic war of words . . .
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We lucked out. Vato came back with his arms full of Johnny Walker. We found the last remaining hotel 48 staff member, frozen and catatonic behind the hotel bar. She was stunningly beautiful according to the Thai standards of white skin and high cheekbones. ” I said, pointing to the Johnny Walker. “Nothing but the best for Miss Hilton. Wow, that hotel receptionist is hot. ” “You think maybe I can put her in the tuk-tuk with us? ” “She also may wake up and try to eat you,” I said. In a linen closet, we found a bunch of pillowcases and cut them into strips with our machetes.
Something moved in the whites of her eyes. ” “The guy driving is named Vato. ” “Yes. Many monkey bite me,” she said. ” “Monkey start fighting with people you see come. ” I had no answer, and she saw it on my face. We both left it at that. I looked to Esmeralda who sat in front of me. 43 “Nice work back there. ” Esmeralda held his hand out the side of the tuk-tuk and let the wind hold it aloft. The front of his bad Donald Trump toupee lifted in the draft of the open vehicle. “We need to get on the elevated tollway and head towards Pattaya,” he said, and then leaned forward and spoke to Vato.
I didn’t know what was on the streets beyond this area. Until we had some kind of plan, I didn’t want to take any chances. I got up and walked to the door. “Where you go? ” “I’m just going to get us some food. ” I shut the door on Nok, just as she was beginning to complain. I walked into each of the rooms on our floor and opened the minibars. I took a couple of pillowcases and filled them full of chocolate bars, potato chips, water and beer, then went back to our room and locked the door. ********** I was low on cigarettes and considered going outside to find a shop I could loot.
American Front (The Great War, Book 1) by Harry Turtledove