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Joe Steele

Harry Turtledove

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Description:

President Herbert Hoover has failed America. The Great Depression that rose from the ashes of the 1929 stock market crash still casts its dark shadow over the country. Despairing and desperate, the American people hope one of the potential Democratic candidates—New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and California congressman Joe Steele—can get the nation on the road to recovery. But fate snatches away one hope when a mansion fire claims the life of Roosevelt, leaving the Democratic party little choice but to nominate Steele, son of a Russian immigrant laborer who identifies more with the common man than with Washington D.C.’s wealthy power brokers. Achieving a landslide victory, President Joe Steele wastes no time pushing through Congress reforms that put citizens back to work. Anyone who gets in his way is getting in the way of America, and that includes the highest in the land. Joe Steele’s critics may believe the government is gaining too much control, but they tend to find themselves in work camps if they make too much noise about it. And most people welcome strong leadership, full employment, and an absence of complaining from the newspapers—especially as Hitler and Trotsky begin the kind of posturing that seems sure to drag America into war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

16h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

37:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

38:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:22