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  • Title: Red Inferno: 1945
  • Author: Robert Conroy
  • ISBN: 9780345506061
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback

  • In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east For Hitler, the situation is hopeless But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler But what if Uncle Joe had given in to his desire toIn April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east For Hitler, the situation is hopeless But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode.To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler But what if Uncle Joe had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army.From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America s ultimate and most secret weapon.
    Robert Conroy
    Robert Conroy was a best selling author of alternate history novels His 1942, which is set within a Japanese conquest of Hawaii, won the prestigious Sidewise Award for alternate histories After taking early retirement from automotive management, Conroy decided to combine his loves of history and writing After discovering that Kaiser Wilhelm had plans to invade the U.S he wrote his first alternate history, 1901 in which the invasion took place He found alternate history fascinating and the possibilities never ending He also wrote for Military History Magazine Conroy had a MBA, was a US Army Veteran and was a retired instructor at Macomb Community College He had a married daughter and two grandsons He lived in southeastern Michigan with his wife of forty plus years He passed away in December 2014 from Cancer.


    3 stars.As purely an entertaining read, it met that goal, but as an alternate history, it fell incredibly flat. There were simply too many wild assumptions that didn't make sense.First, the author stated several times that Germany invaded Russia in 1940 (in actuality, it was 1941). Not an egregious error, but it showed that there wasn't any sort of research was conducted in preparation to writing this book. An editor should have caught this one.Second, the way that the author portrays the Americ [...]

    An interesting alternate history, written as though the Russians decided to start a war with America immediately following Hitler's death. I am in two minds about this book, because on the one hand I enjoyed it, but on the other, the flaws become more apparent.Where Conroy is strong is in his cast of characters, and capturing the relationships between the main players, and the side cast. The problems are several. 1) Conroy chooses to ignore Japan for most of the book. Sure, this is an obvious ch [...]

    Eh.I mean, I know what he's trying to say and do, but the execution is justap. Many other people have given their summaries (and seriously, why does everyone on here write a summary before they give their opinions? There's already a summary right up there!) so I'll skip that part. There are several gaping flaws contained within that I'll point out:1. Nukes. (view spoiler)[ I get the reasoning behind Stalin invading before USA has the atom bomb, but he truly did a terrible job of it. More on that [...]

    Michael Prelee
    I enjoyed this from a historical and ploitical viewpoint. Robert Conroy did a good job of selecting a historical point to diverge from and tell his story. This reminded me of another favorite, Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising.

    Sebastian Breit
    Well, my first Robert Conroy novel. I had heard mixed reviews of some of his earlier works, but that did not keep me from getting my hands on Red Inferno: 1945. You see, I am German, which makes my Kraut-Sense tingle with delight whenever an author of alternate histories with some repute - such as Robert Conroy - sets out to twist the actual events around and make history diverge from what we know has happened. An interesting point of divergence (POD) can make for some truly great stories, espec [...]

    I had never read anything by Robert Conroy before, and I was pleasantly surprised. The alternative military history was very believable, but I wasn't expecting his characterizations to be so well done. He created people I cared about.

    One of the major “what ifs” novel by Robert Conroy. In April 1945, advance elements of the U.S. Army reached the Elbe River, a mere sixty miles from Berlin, and some units actually crossed it. As far as they could tell, there was nothing of substance between them and the capital of the Third Reich. The Germans had largely pulled back and were concentrating on defending Berlin from the Russians, who were massing on the Oder River to the city’s east.Eisenhower did not give Simpson permission [...]

    Tamer Sadek
    This was my second Conroy alternative history book and the pattern is already forming.The hero always finds a girl in the middle of a warzone.The good guys win but it's "close".Some secondary characters die.There is so much more that could be done with the material that the end results are dissapointing.

    Red Inferno 1945By Robert ConroyPublisher: Ballantine BooksPublished In: New York City, NY, USA Date: 2010Pgs: 353REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary:1945. The collapse of Nazi Germany. What if Stalin had chosen to take what he wanted rather than stop where he and his allies had agreed? Americans and Europeans caught in the crucible, enemies becoming allies as a new conqueror roars across the battle scarred landscape of Western Europe. Behind the scenes in Moscow and Washington. Politics in warti [...]

    John Vanek
    I have not yet had an opportunity to read very many alt-history novels. Actually, none that I can think of off the top of my head. But if you are a history buff interested in WWII this one is worth reading. Probably one of the better military novels that I've read in the last few years. And what an interesting subject.What if the Soviets did not stop at Berlin? What if they looked to keep going until they took over the continent of Europe? What would we do?Lots of fairly plausible story lines an [...]

    3.5 stars. Picked up on a whim on sale; not disappointed -- a fine way to pass the time while recovering from the flu.The prose is a bit stiff here and there, and workman-like at all other times, but the characters are surprisingly not wooden. I may have even cared about one or two of them. The imagined scenario was mostly plausible, and the technical details were mostly accurate, insofar as I'm able to judge. My chief complaint: Conroy's light-handed treatment of the Germans with respect to war [...]

    This is the second of Conroy's alternate history novels I've read, and it was just as enjoyable. Conroy has a knack for making these sorts of stories enjoyable, easy reads. There are at least a dozen different perspectives in this novel spread across the world, with the majority of the story coming from 4 or 5 of those characters' POV's.In this alt-history, World War II keeps going even after the Nazi defeat, with the tension between the Russians and the Allies resulting in the two sides turning [...]

    I thought the main plot was interesting and felt plausible. However, I thought the character development was a bit thin and there were too many of them. It might have been better if the author could have stuck with just one primary character on the American side and another on the Russian side. It will probably be awhile before I give another Conroy book a try as I have lots of books in my to read list.

    A great read. The author blends actual events to an alternate reality, skillfully integrating historical figures with fictional characters.Conroy follows all side of the conflict, from political leaders, frontline soldiers and civilian standpoints.At first, the writers style of slipping between scenes without a noticeable break is a bit disconcerting, however, it was not an overall detriment to the story lines.

    Joe Oaster
    First time reading books by Mr. Conway. I really enjoyed this book. It was not only plausible but believable. I have read much about the ETO and love the rich dialogue of the main characters in history. Quick read and action packed. Felt very satisfied at the end

    Great readVery satisfying action packed realistic re write of the end of the European war theater of WW 2. Take a look.

    Victor Vilchiz
    I love a good historical fiction book specially ones dealing alternative historical events.

    Christian D.Orr
    RIP and God bless, Robert Conroy, you will be missed. This is the third of Conroy's alternate history novels I've read (the others being "1901" and "1945"), and while they haven't been as skilled as, say Harry Turtledove in terms of technical accuracy or in conveying the horrors of the battlefield, they're nonetheless highly readable, fast-paced and engrossing. Once again, the author skillfully mingles real-life historical figures (Truman, Patton, Stalin, Marshall, Chuikov, Zhukov, Galland, etc. [...]

    Only my second foray into speculative fiction. The first being the endearing and phenomenal ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by sci-fi genius Phillip K. Dick. I don’t usually like buying books that I know nothing about, only having the blurb on the back and the praise by newspapers, magazines and websites I have never heard of to go on. Whether it was a lapse in judgment or I was just feeling dangerous that day, I decided to take a risk and buy it.Red Inferno offers a very intriguing ‘what i [...]

    I hate movies that give the entire plot away in the trailer. It's actually a pet peeve of mine and has made me largely avoid trailers in some cases. On a similar note, I also hate when fiction books give away the entire plot of the book on the jacket and unfortunately Red Inferno: 1945 is one of those books. The reader could glance for a minute or two at the back of the book with it's description and walk away with roughly the same amount of knowledge that I had after reading it. Sure, there's a [...]

    The 'What if?' premiss of Red Inferno is a good one and given the state of affairs in the final months of WWII, one that was entirely possible.What if, Conroy wonders, while they rushed to capture Berlin, hopefully capture Hitler alive and at the same time exact the maximum possible revenge for the atrocities committed against them - both real and imagined - the Russians had decided the chance and opportunity was there to continue on past Berlin? What if they had decided to continue the war past [...]

    Joe Stamber
    What if The Allies were on the cusp of beating the Third Reich in 1945 when the mighty Red Army turned on them, ordered by a greedy Stalin to banish them from mainland Europe so he could claim it as part of Communist Russia? What a brilliant idea for a novel. And yes, for those reviewers who complain about inaccuracies it's a NOVEL. There are no facts in a novel, it's all up to the author.Rant over, ha-ha. I've never been to Germany or Russia, neither have I been involved in a war as either a co [...]

    My concern with Robert Conroy is that with the exception of his first novel 1901, every subsequent novel is a thinly veiled plot ripoff of a prior alternate history novel. 1945 was Death is Lighter than a Feather by David Westheimer, 1942 was Harry Turtledove's Day of Infamy series, and 1862 was Harry Harrison's Stars and Stripes Trilogy. Red Inferno happens to be a very close copy of Bill Yenne's A Damned Fine War, which was itself a really awful book. Conroy however is original in that he buil [...]

    Very interesting premise for a story. What would have happened if Josef Stalin decided to continue beyond Berlin to take the rest of Europe? Could be have done it? They certainly had the manpower and the technology for the time.That is exactly what Robert Conroy explores in this historical fiction. The book begins after the death of FDR as Truman takes power. The cold war is at the very beginning, and tensions are high as people do not trust the USSR. Rumors have circulated about his violent moo [...]

    Robert Conroy's Red Inferno: 1945 poses an alternative history: what if Stalin decided to wage war on America immediately after defeating Hitler? Told through alternating view points, readers experience both the American and the Soviet perspective as relations between the two countries spiral downwards. Suspense yanks the reader forward at every opportunity. Conroy explores this alternative universe with vigor; the premise of the novel is great.The downside: the novel falls into a few cliche tra [...]

    Always a fan of alternative history and Robert Conroy is one of my favorites in this genre. Once again he did not disappoint. The best alternative history is one that is based as closely as possible on true events and that is what Red Inferno does. In 1945 the Allies stopped their drive east at the Elbe River. This is a political as well as strategic bone thrown to the Soviets. As historians know, Germany was stripping the Western Front and sending everything to the Eastern Front in order to hol [...]

    Silvia Cattaneo
    As many reviewers have said, the premise of the book is intriguing, but the actual story is a bit flat. I never really felt "into" it and did not develop any attachment towards the characters. The things I disliked the most were probably three:1. there were too many characters and the constant jumping from one to the other - whether they were minor or major ones in relation to the main plot line - made the reading "bumpy";2. the characters felt so grossly simplified and one-dimensional they seem [...]

    Jacob Hardin
    It's 1945. The United States is winning World War II. Then, Russia attacks the US, breaking their alliance. Now, America must defeat the USSR to keep them from conquering all of Europe. The US is outgunned and outnumbered, though. It will be tough for them to take on the massive Russian army. In one particular part of the book, a small group of soldiers of several different nationalities are caught behind enemy lines. They do all they can to help by doing things like pouring dirt into enemy gas [...]

    Juan Navarro
    The most interesting thing in this book is that really it was a possibility that Stalin would have wanted to conquer the rest of Europe now that he was in Germany and for almost half the book the story is very pausible however Robert Conroy from therevsteps on the gas and puts a scramble of facts, fantasy and even fiction To finish the book and it isn't a good finish even. Bombing the Russians in Germany? NONSENSE ( The US never bombed other island that wasn't Japanese) Also Conroy shouldn't hav [...]

    Charlie Ruthven
    I never would've chosen picked this book out myself but I am so pleased I skimmed the first chapter before my husband returned it to the library. I read the first few pages with an open mind but was completely engrossed less than 20 minutes later. The war with Russia enfolded so logically that I had to double-check history to make sure it didn't actually happen. I cared about each and every one of the characters. Each of their plights were so vivid and captivating that I never once rushed throug [...]

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