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Author: Eric Flint; Larry Elmore; Randy Asplund
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2001, ©2000.
Series: Ring of Fire, v.1
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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A mysterious accident in time causes twenty-first-century American democracy to collide head-on with the Thirty Years War in seventeenth-century Germany as Mike Stearn and a group of armed miners take on a gang of strangely attired invaders who are threatening peaceful Grantville, West Virginia. Original. Freedom and Justice-American Style 1632. And in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Flint; Larry Elmore; Randy Asplund
ISBN: 0671319728 9780671319724 1416532811 9781416532811 0671578499 9780671578497
OCLC Number: 45989596
Notes: Novel.
Cover art by Larry Elmore. Interior maps by Randy Asplund.
"A Baen Books original"--Title page verso.
Awards: Short-listed for Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award 2006
Description: 597 pages : maps ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Ring of Fire, v.1
Other Titles: Sixteen thirty-two
Sixteen hundred thirty-two
Responsibility: Eric Flint.

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A mysterious accident in time causes twenty-first-century American democracy to collide head-on with the Thirty Years War in seventeenth-century Germany as Mike Stearn and a group of armed miners take on a gang of strangely attired invaders who are threatening peaceful Grantville, West Virginia. Original. Freedom and Justice-American Style 1632. And in northern Germany things couldn't get much worse. Famine. Disease. Religious war laying waste the cities. Only the aristocrats remained relatively unscathed; for the peasants, death was a mercy. 2000 Things are going OK in Grantville, West Virginia, and everybody attending the wedding of Mike Stearn's sister (including the entire local chapter of the United Mine Workers of America, which Mike leads) is having a good time. Then, everything changed. When the dust settles, Mike leads a group of armed miners to find out what happened and finds the road into town is cut, as with a sword. On the other side, a scene out of Hell: a man nailed to a farmhouse door, his wife and daughter attacked by men in steel vests. Faced with this, Mike and his friends don't have to ask who to shoot. At that moment Freedom and Justice, American style, are introduced to the middle of the Thirty Years' War.

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