Striking the Balance - Worldwar 4 Book Summary and Study Guide

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As the war rages on into 1944, city after city explodes into radioactive firestorms in a tit-for-tat exchange between the Soviet Union, the United States, and Nazi Germany on one side, and the Race on the other. These lizard-like alien invaders are trying desperately to preserve as much of the planet's surface as possible for colonization. But they may be forced to choose between destroying every living thing on Earth to protect their Empire, or calling a cease-fire, and negotiating a brand new balance, one that will take them through the next 20 years. Once the cease-fire is called however, they find it's not so easy to get the various human governments to agree over what territories belong to which nation. Particularly Poland, which the Nazis refuse to let go of. They threaten to detonate a nuclear bomb hidden in Poland. So it's up to an unlikely alliance between a German tank commander, the Jewish guerrilla Mordechai Anielwicz, and a female Red Air Force pilot to save the day.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   guns Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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