Liberty: 1784 (BAEN #1) (Mass Market)
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National Bestseller in Hardcover
A compelling alternate history novel by the breakout author of WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War and Rising Sun.
The British win the American Revolutionary War, and a desperate Washington and the American founders must make a last stand in an enclave called Liberty.
In 1781, George Washington's attempt to trap the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown ends catastrophically when the French fleet is destroyed in the Battle of the Capes. The revolution collapses, and the British begin a bloody reign of terror. A group of rebels flees westward and sets up a colony near what is now Chicago. They call it Liberty. The British, looking to finish what they started, send a very large force under Burgoyne to destroy them. Burgoyne is desperate for redemption and the Americans are equally desperate to survive.
Had the Battle of the Capes gone differently, a changed, darker, New World would have been forced into existence. But even under those dire circumstances, Liberty may still find a way!
About Robert Conroy's Rising Sun:
“Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.”—Booklist
About Robert Conroy’s Himmler’s War:
“[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.”–Library Journal
About Red Inferno: 1945
“An ensemble cast of fictional characters. . . and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike.”—Publishers Weekly
“[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page.”—Booklist
“ moving and thought-provoking. . .”—Publishers Weekly
“Realistic. . .”—Booklist
“. . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here.”—Publishers Weekly
“A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale.”—Booklist
“A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters.”—John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning
“. . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical.”—Publishers Weekly
“. . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs.”—Booklist
About the Author
Robert Conroy is the author of a run of hugely popular alternate history novels, including Himmler’s War, Rising Sun, 1920: America's Great War, Liberty: 1784, and 1864: Custer in Chains for Baen Books. His 1942, which is set within a Japanese conquest of Hawaii, won the prestigious Sidewise Award for alternate histories. Conroy has written for Military History magazine and has traveled extensively in Europe where he’s taken a special interest in battlefields, historical collections and castles. After a first career in business, Conroy has turned his lifelong passion for writing and military history into an immensely satisfying new occupation. He is married and lives in southeastern Michigan.