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1634 - The Bavarian Crisis

Eric Flint

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The CPE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again—a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the 1640 Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn't boil over on to Grantville and the CPE.

The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The CPE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again—a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the 1640 Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn't boil over on to Grantville and the CPE.
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The Thirty Years War continues to ravage 17th century Europe, but a new force is gathering power and influence: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20th century led by Mike Stearns who were hurled centuries into the past by a mysterious cosmic accident. The CPE has the know-how of 20th century technology, but needs iron and steel to make the machines. The iron mines of the upper Palatinate were rendered inoperable by wartime damage, and American know-how is needed on the spot to pump them out and get the metal flowing again—a mission that will prove more complicated than anyone expects. In the maelstrom that is Europe, even a 20th century copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a crisis, when readers learn of the 1640 Portuguese revolt, a crisis that will involve Naples as well. Another factor: Albanian exiles in Naples, inspired by the Americans, are plotting to recover lost Albanian turf, which will precipitate yet another crisis in the Balkans. This troubled century was full of revolutions and plans for more revolutions before the Americans arrived, and gave every would-be revolutionary an example of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns will have his hands full seeing that it doesn't boil over on to Grantville and the CPE.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Virginia DeMarce, George Guidall

Length:

24h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

27:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

30:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

49:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

20:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

30:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

18:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

22:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

22:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

31:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

24:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

28:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

26:37


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

19:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

25:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

19:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

19:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

15:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

16:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

21:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:27