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1901 Robert Conroy The year is Germany s navy is the second largest in the world their army the most powerful But with the exception of a small piece of Africa and a few minor islands in the Pacific Germany is wi

  • Title: 1901
  • Author: Robert Conroy
  • ISBN: 9780891418436
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1901 Robert Conroy The year is 1901 Germany s navy is the second largest in the world their army, the most powerful But with the exception of a small piece of Africa and a few minor islands in the Pacific, Germany is without an empire Kaiser Wilhelm II demands that the United States surrender its newly acquired territories Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines President McKinleyThe year is 1901 Germany s navy is the second largest in the world their army, the most powerful But with the exception of a small piece of Africa and a few minor islands in the Pacific, Germany is without an empire Kaiser Wilhelm II demands that the United States surrender its newly acquired territories Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines President McKinley indignantly refuses, so with the honor and economic future of the Reich at stake, the Kaiser launches an invasion of the United States, striking first on Long Island Now the Americans, with their army largely disbanded, must defend the homeland When McKinley suffers a fatal heart attack, the new commander in chief, Theodore Roosevelt, rallies to the cause, along with Confederate general James Longstreet From the burning of Manhattan to the climactic Battle of Danbury, American forces face Europe s most potent war machine in a blazing contest of will against strength.
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    1. The plot of this novel had much merit, especially since Robert Conroy was inspired by actual plans made by Imperial Germany to invade the USA But Conroy s novel soon runs around on one dimensional fictional characters, cliched events and situations including romances Conroy also delights in killing off historical personalities In this alternate history, William F Halsey then a midshipman at the US Naval Academy and John Philip Holland a pioneer designer of submarines bite the dust And Douglas Ma [...]

    2. Really 2.5 stars, maybe 2.75 Conroy s first novel I can only hope they improve from here First, big points for an AU that isn t the Civil War or WW2 Concept is an Imperial German invasion like a large raid of New York in 1901 to force America to hand over its newly acquired colonies The problem lies in the execution the time period late Victorian Early Edwardian doesn t ring true, feels anachronistic The historical figures aren t convincing, particularly Theodore Roosevelt who comes across as b [...]

    3. A fascinating fun romp through 1901 USA vs Kaiser Wilhelm s army and navy re writing 1914 history to occur just a little earlier and play with the idea Some interesting cameo appearances such as James Longstreet at age 86 taking command of the US army to fight against the German Army, and various younger versions of the WW1 and WW2 leaders we know from our history Douglas McArthur, Dewey, Roosevelt, and their matching German counterparts Overall, very entertaining with some riveting naval and la [...]

    4. Robert Conroy s first novel presents an engrossing historical fiction of a German invasion of New York by Kaiser Wilhelm 2 In an effort to expand Germany into a global empire by taking the recent US acquisitions of Cuba and the Philippines among others , a German Army Navy sneak attack forces the US to re enlist Civil War generals, rely on international partnership with England, and quickly test a new military and Navy Recommended.

    5. Alternate history has always been one of my go to sources for books, so I was intrigued by this book about a potential war between the US and Imperial Germany I was very disappointed From the back flap, this is Robert Conroy s first book and it shows One of the most important parts of alternate history is that you have to get the reader to buy in to this different version of history Instead, we have Germans landing within the first 25 pages or so with almost no set up If he had taken the time to [...]

    6. Most people realize that an alternative history novel just like a Science Fiction novel requires some ability, on the part of the reader, to suspend one s disbelief A good, well written, story assists the reader in doing this For me this is the hallmark not only of a good story but also a good writer In the case of Robert Conroy s 1901 A Novel, the premise behind the story certainly was engaging enough a punitive German invasion of the United States in the aftermath of the Spanish American War f [...]

    7. I have read a bunch of Conroy alternative history books and enjoyed all of them Like his other books, this one has a decent pace without a lot of needless filler other authors work into their stories He also sprinkles a small but decent amount of a love story that doesn t overwhelm the main story I enjoyed the discussions between the various historical figures, like Longstreet, Roosevelt and the Germans e.g Turpitz, who had a Nazi battleship named after him Reference to young WW2 legends D McArt [...]

    8. Good lord, what a truly mediocre book Cartoonish characters, clunky dialog, gratingly bad love scenes, and name dropping of historical figures are all much as expected All that might be forgiveable if the military history was at least plausible, but it descends into the worst kind of rah rah pro American jingoism, making the last 50 pages of the novel excruciating to read U.S.A U.S.A.

    9. Loved this bookParts where incredibly graphic it was slow at first than Picked up Several Believable Characters as I ve Come To expect from Robert Conroy

    10. This is one of those alternate histories that I have to confess I enjoy Many books in this category concern wars, such as the First or Second World War, and this one does too However, the war in this book is completely fictitious In Robert Conroy s 1901, Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm II has the world s strongest army, a navy second only to Great Britain, and very few overseas colonies Because of all of these things, the Kaiser decides that Germany must go to war to acquire some valuable territory [...]

    11. Kaiser Wilhelm II decides that Germany should have a globe spanning empire and demands that the United States surrender its newly acquired territories Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines When President McKinley refuses, he launches an invasion striking first on Long Island With the majority of the U.S.A s small army and navy deployed overseas the mainland is virtually defenseless When McKinley suffers a fatal heart attack, the new president is a young, inexperienced Theodore Roosevelt To [...]

    12. I love alternate history almost as much as I enjoy reading history It s especially interesting when the author really does his homework and finds a point that plausibly could have gone either way, and jumps off from there This didn t quite seem to be that kind of book At least not to me It could be, however, that my knowledge of Kaiser Wilhelm is severely lacking That s very likely true But from what I do know, it just seemed unlikely that the Kaiser would up and decide to invade New York in a b [...]

    13. Nice read offering an alternate history based on historical documents The basis is, the Second Reich which was ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm II was very upset with the fact that United States had become a world power by the conquest of the Philippines and Cuba He devises a plan to invade America with the intention of forcing a capitulation in which the US will hand over these newly acquired lands in return for peace and German withdrawal.McKinley is President as these events unfold and lucky for us an [...]

    14. 1901 is definitely one of the best books I ve read in awhile This is the first book from Robert Conroy that I ve ever read, and I m sure to read of his books His style of writing is very enjoyable to read As unrealistic as the possibility of Germany invading the US may have been, Conroy is able to make a very believable story based on that topic I like how the book focuses on the perspectives of several people, from people like Kaiser Wilhelm II and President Theodore Roosevelt in their lavish [...]

    15. Alternative history has always intrigued history buffs and 1901 presents one of the most illogical premises imaginable a German invasion of the U.S.A in 1901 That s what makes this book so interesting.There are certainly historical flaws in the book and some leaps of faith that make the highly improbable largely possible But the whole idea of some highly unlikely event taking place is believable to those who are aware of some highly unlikely events that have occurred throughout history.This boo [...]

    16. WOW One of the best AH books I have ever read It was a little slow for like the first 50 pages or so, but after that it was an absolute page turner While a couple of plot point were pretty predictable, it certainly didn t take away from this epic novel Had Mr Conroy lived long enough to turn out a few like this one, he would have given Harry Turtledove a run for his money Unlike in many other books, only a few minor characters seemed to be a space filler, and as the plot unfolded, it truly was [...]

    17. I was recommended this book by a science fiction themed book club as it is an alternate history story line The events and actions in it have no science fiction or fantastical elements.i found the premise engaging and the execution impeccable in taking a point of history and turning it through an alternate sequence of events every events and action from the initial point of divergence was a believable action and fitting the parties involved.I would heartily recommend this to any student of histor [...]

    18. Yes at the dawn of the 20th century the Germans really did consider throwing down with the United States to try to get their recently acquired colonial empire I m pretty sure they couldn t have launched a transatlantic invasion in force without giving their target months of warning just from the necessary preparation But that sok It s plausible at least than certain invasion stories set in recent times It also doesn t make the mistake of going too rah rah ala Harry Harrison Passable war story. [...]

    19. The first of Mr Conroy s books that I have read it won t be the last Very well written, with a nice blend of fictional and historical characters An overlying assumption in the book is that, by 1901, technology had advanced to the extent that it was very difficult for humans to control I think this a fair assumption I don t believe that the nations of Europe would allow baby Germany to run roughshod over their maritime trade, as depicted in the book Older nations Britain, France, Russia, would ha [...]

    20. Just a fun read This was Mr Conroy s first book and while the prose was not the best it held my interest and kept me turning the pages The alternate history point of departure is very unique Germans invading the US in 1901 I like his narrative approach to unfolding the story and found the plot engaging, believable, and historically accurate The book also has interesting extrapolation ideas and alludes to some interesting changes in the future because of the departure This is the third book of M [...]

    21. Based on the premise of a little known and highly unfeasible plot by the German Empire to invade and occupy Manhattan, this book is an interesting read However, as with most Robert Conroy books, the characters a little two dimensional While that s not necessarily a bad thing, as the book keeps a pace that is lacking in some of his other novels, the imagery in it does sometime seem to be just as bland as the characters Overall, I enjoyed it.

    22. I was intrigued by the idea of an alternate history in 1901 However, after reading about half the book I find that there are too many attitudes and behaviors from our contemporary society projected onto people living over 100 years ago Some of the character descriptions, attitudes and actions also bordered on caricature I also thought the profanity and sexual references over done.

    23. An interesting alternate history book in a time period that I have not read much about A solid read and would suggest it to anyone of a fan of military history and What if scenarios, this one involving a German invasion of the US in an attempt to force America to give up some of its territories around the world, in order to expand the Second Reich.

    24. This is clearly written by an American, for Americans Everything about the Germans is badly researched wrong uniform colors, misconceptions about the way the army was organized in 1901, why people emigrated in the 1850s, etc.It s not a badly written novel, though Too many military details for my taste.I stopped reading after 28%.

    25. I was disappointed in this story I had a hard time believing the the level of German incompetence, and in the amount of lucky breaks for the Americans.Also, I just didn t really care about most of the characters, I think Conroy got to focused on the relationship of the characters, and not enough on advancing the plot.

    26. Conroy s alternate history brings forward the great war to the turn of the century and brings it closer to the shores of the United States I guess nothing brings a nation close together other than a common enemy Unfortunately it is also a rallying call used by the Bush Administration to cripple democracy and justice.

    27. Love alt history books but this one left me wanting Seemed to lack the depth I find in say a Turtledove book and the writing style just felt rushed The idea interested me but the history seems somehow contrived It was an okay read but I don t know if I will try any of his other books Probably stick to Turtledove.

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