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Alternate History Books

Welcome to Alternate History Books, the site about alternate history and counterfactuals.

Ever wanted to know what might have happened if history had turned out differently? On this web site, we review books about alternate history - events that might have been that weren't.
  • Some of the books contain serious historical studies of what might have been if leaders of the past had made different decisions or luck had not influenced historical events in a particular way.

  • Other books that we look at, include novels or short stories - sometimes these books involve realistic changes to history that could have happened, but didn't - whereas in other cases, they involve fantastic elements such as time travel or travel between parallel worlds, dinosaurs or even or vampires.
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From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel

By Sandra Saidak

Uffington Horse Press
Released: 2015-07-13
Kindle Edition (338 pages)

From the Ashes: An Alternate History Novel
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In a dramatic departure from her popular prehistoric fiction, Sandra Saidak now offers up her first alternate history novel.

Two generations after Germany won World War II, a lonely college student named Adolf Goebbels wanders into a dusty museum and discovers books and artifacts of a dead race called “Jews”. Although a member of the Nazi elite, Adolf resents the oppression, fear, and isolation that are part of daily life in the Aryan “paradise” his grandparents helped build.

As he reads the forgotten books, and meets the outcasts who gather at the museum, Adolf discovers a purpose he has long been searching for—and danger he has never imagined.

Based on real-life Nazi plans for museums of dead races, this sprawling alternate history novel takes the reader from decadent Berlin, the capital of the Nazi world empire, across the conquered nations of Europe to uncover the startling secrets at the heart of the worldwide Reich.

Fans of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle and Robert Harris’ Fatherland will want to read this new voice in alternate history.

'The War Book': All Five Unabridged World War 3 Novels (Armageddon's Song)


Andy Farman
Released: 2015-01-21
Kindle Edition

The War Book : All Five Unabridged World War 3 Novels (Armageddon s Song)
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The first five unabridged volumes of the best selling 'Armageddon's Song' story of a Third World War told in 660,512 words, with appendices of characters, terminology, acronyms at a discounted price, one third of what the books cost separately.

Did the Cold War really end? No matter, it is about to get hot anyway.

Espionage, subterfuge, corruption in high places and a nuclear plot are uncovered by a beautiful spy more used to shedding her clothes to discover secrets than she is of keeping them.
Will duty bind her to silence or will conscience win her over?

The 'Armageddon's Song' series puts you in the different seats of the combatants, friend and foe alike, be it dog fighting over the Pacific at the controls of a Sea Harrier, in the control room of a submarine during a torpedo attack in the Atlantic, looking down the sights of a sniper rifle on the north German Plain, and at the side of a Russian paratrooper General who leads from the front.

Encompassing not just a story from a US point of view but also through the eyes and deeds of the other combatants, on both sides of the conflict.
There are many and varied characters that this book will follow, the soldiers and the spooks, the brave and the low, and of course those who are just trying to survive World War 3.



The 1st Brigade had diverted to an even more southerly route but they were hustling to catch up, and were minutes behind but the transports had to slow before commencing a drop.
A pre-drop checklist was completed and this was then followed by a second, for the slowdown. The completion of the second checklist was marked by the flick of a switch.
‘Red On’.
They were now 40 minutes from the DZ and the men strapped their equipment container to a leg and stood. The container held the man’s personal weapon in a sleeve along with his bergan and webbing. Some of the containers bore luminous white stickers and these were ‘Must Go’ loads that held radios, mortar, machine gun, anti-tank or medical equipment. In the event of the bearer being killed or wounded he would be divested of the container by whoever was passing for it to be deposited with company headquarters at the rally point.
The air load masters got the men on their feet and hooked up their ‘Strops’ to the static lines. To the relief of all concerned the side doors on the left and right of the fuselage were opened, venting the accumulated perfume of vomit and high octane aviation fuel, the Eau de Pegasus.
“45 OK!...44 OK!...43 OK!...” A buddy-buddy check of the man in front by the paratrooper behind was carried out, starting with the last man in each stick and working forwards of course.
With nothing more to do except to continue standing with backs bent under the weight of their loads and wait for the green light. The howl of the wind through the open doors brought with it the scent of warfare, high explosive and burning petrochemicals.
130mph and at 800 feet the C-130s of No. 24 Squadron RAF led the Anglo/French stream.
There was some ground fire, small arms and light machine gun fire from the defending Chinese troops in their trenches on the beaches, a side window shattered as a few rounds scored, but nothing more serious occurred as they passed over the western shore of Mactan and were finally above the DZ.
Wing Commander Dunn reached forwards to activate the green light for the Loadies to begin despatching the sticks of paratroopers but his hand was suddenly not there anymore, just a bloody stump and cannon shells were exploding in the cockpit, destroying the instrument panel, and killing the co-pilot and flight engineer in a welter of blood, shattered glass and debris. Cannon shells struck all down the left side of the fuselage causing carnage amongst the closely packed paratroops.
He was able to shout over the intercom.

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Released: 2014-02-04
Hardcover (320 pages)

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History
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With a gift for visionary fiction that “would make Robert A. Heinlein proud” (Entertainment Weekly) three-time Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele now imagines an alternate history rooted in an actual historical possibility: what if the race to space had occurred in the early days of WWII?
It's 1941, and Wernher von Braun is ordered by his Fuehrer to abandon the V2 rocket and turn German resources in a daring new direction: construction of a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the U.S. Work on the rocket—called Silbervogel—begins at Peenemunde. Though it is top secret, British intelligence discovers the plan, and brings word to Franklin Roosevelt. The American President determines that there is only one logical response: the U.S. must build a spacecraft capable of intercepting Silbervogel and destroying it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, agrees to head the classified project.

So begins a race against time—between two secret military programs and two brilliant scientists whose high-stakes competition will spiral into a deadly game of political intrigue and unforeseen catastrophes played to the death in the brutal skies above America.

A Damned Fine War: A Novel of Alternate History

By Bill Yenne

IPS Books
Released: 2012-12-28
Kindle Edition (452 pages)

A Damned Fine War: A Novel of Alternate History
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A Novel of Alternate History
By Bill Yenne

May 1945: Having defeated Hitler, Josef Stalin sets out to conquer the world with his mighty Red Army. One man stands in his way: General George S. Patton, Jr.

A young journalist finds herself face-to-face with a sinister conspiracy to ignite World War III in the ashes of World War II. A young GI finds himself face-to-face with the unthinkable. They are suddenly caught up in a sweeping drama with global implications

Writes Charles M. Province of the General George S. Patton, Jr. Historical Society, “A Damned Fine War is A Damned Fine Book! Patton did, indeed, have the intelligence, ability, and capacity for five-star rank.”

Editorial Reviews:

Bill Yenne’s A Damned Fine War is an action-packed, Patton-size novel. This book, a classic battle between good and evil played out on an international stage, is fast moving and entertaining. Any person interested in history will be properly moved by the what-if scenarios involving victorious armies and men of history. A great read. I highly recommend it!
—Brian Sobel, Author of The Fighting Pattons

I have always enjoyed counterfactual histories, but good ones are more than just entertainment. Alternative histories can make us think about what might have happened if things had turned out a little differently, and what the consequences would have been. Bill Yenne’s A Damned Fine War succeeds triumphantly on both accounts. It is an excellent read, and offers us some sobering “might have beens.”
— Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies, University of Birmingham (UK)

Revelation: A World at War - Dark War Novel by Mark H. Walker (Dark War Series Book 1)

By Mark Walker

Mark H. Walker
Released: 2013-12-12
Kindle Edition (230 pages)

Revelation: A World at War - Dark War Novel by Mark H. Walker (Dark War Series Book 1)
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It’s the summer of 1985. Sergeant Matt Dahl is a tanker, dedicated to his crew and country. Private Mike Hudson is an infantry grunt, dedicated only to himself. Colonel Michael Balakirev is a Russian paratrooper, dedicated to holding the Tanenhause Bridge. These men are among the hundreds of thousands of men and women embroiled in the Third World War, NATO’s struggle to stall the Soviet advance through West Germany.

Yet the unparalleled devastation wrought by the war has done more than slaughter untold thousands of soldiers, sailors, aviators, and civilians. The destruction has torn the fabric of our reality and beckoned things -- dark things, things that feed on blood and fear -- into the lives of these combatants. The Revelations of war go beyond the crack of tank cannon, or the burp of an M-16’s three-round burst. These soldiers of the Dark War will witness the chilling howl of a bloodthirsty Lycan, the shocking speed of an attacking vampire, and the implacable evil of an ancient demon.

Thousands of men, women, and machines battle across Germany. Can the Soviet horde be stopped? Can the evil that war has unleashed be contained? Revelation is the first in the Dark War series of novels, and a groundbreaking blend of gritty military realism and paranormal suspense.

“We've all read them: books that once we start reading we can't put down. Revelation is one of them - especially if one is a fan of the military thriller and fantasy genres - heretofore never combined (to the best of my knowledge) in one novel before.” -Michael J. Andress

“What a great read. Mark is a unique person; he writes books and creates great war games that act as companion of sorts to his novels.” –Devin D. Bass

This was a real treat to read; a great mix of horror and war. –Chad Lebo

Revelation is the 2nd Edition of the novel World at War: Revelation. In this edition, the novel has been honed, polished, and made even sharper for lovers of the burgeoning military horror genre.

Finding Sanctuary: A Novel Of Alternate History

By Jeremy Mcilroy

Paperback (338 pages)

Finding Sanctuary: A Novel Of Alternate History
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A secret society of the world's most brilliant scientists is destroyed in a raid initiated by a corrupt government wanting new technologically advanced weapons. A lone survivor is forced to enlist the aid of family members who already believe him to have died in a plane crash many years before. Driven by the need to rescue his friends and associates from their deaths in the past, he becomes obsessed with his time travel research and builds a machine that he hopes will enable him to set things right. In the process, he discovers much more than he bargained for.

Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories

By Steven W. White

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (372 pages)

Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories
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Shy amateur historian Randy Sullivan, age 23 and unhappy with his life, is approached by his double from a parallel Los Angeles, a bombastic physicist and inventor who calls himself "Sully." Using a form of sideways time travel, they step out of this reality and visit versions of Earth stranger than Randy has ever imagined... and those so eerily close as to be just out of reach.

But all is not well back home. Randy's out-of-control adolescent brother and sister are left in the care of his cool-headed and gorgeous neighbor Penelope - the love of Randy's life. They are stranded by encroaching California wildfires. The flames are drawing near and time is running out.

And Sully, genius and connoisseur of a thousand worlds, has a secret plan of his own - and it does not involve Randy Sullivan ever getting home alive.

The Culling: A Novel

By Charles Ray

Uhuru Press
Paperback (404 pages)

The Culling: A Novel
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It was the Apocalypse. By 2072, the civilizations of earth, great and small, rich and poor, had ceased to exist – replaced by small feudal landholdings ruled by vicious leaders who were little more than warlords. Communication and cooperation between communities had been replaced by mutual suspicion and hostility. This state of affairs had been caused by the perfect storm; a result of the unholy alliance between religious fundamentalists and political extremists, which had led to a decline in academic research and scientific enquiry. A veil of ignorance, fueled by self-righteousness and greed, descended over humanity, blinding it to the path Mother Nature was taking as a result of the unrelenting destruction of the environment in the blind pursuit of wealth. Mankind was, therefore, caught unawares when the polar icecaps finally melted, causing a cataclysmic rise in sea levels, wiping out the world’s coastal cities. The loss of what had been the financial and transportation hubs for the world’s economy was the final blow. The survivors pulled back into small, self-contained communities, often ruled by those who possessed what little knowledge that was left, and backed up with the guns they’d stockpiled before things fell apart. One such community was New Liberty, on the site of Washington, DC, once the capital of the most powerful nation on earth. Now, a few thousand people cling to a precarious existence under the brutal domination of The Committee of Citizens, ruled by Hector Cruz, a man who will do anything to hold onto power. He maintains control through periodic cullings of the lower levels of the population. His hold on power goes unchallenged until he decrees that a young prole, Hiroshi Jackson, is to be culled. Raised by his parents, rather than in a community institution, until the age of seven, Hiroshi is not the type to go meekly to his execution. He fights back, and is forced to flee into the wilds. But, Hiroshi also holds in his young head a secret that could change the course of history – provided he can survive long enough.

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War

By Jeffrey Brooks

Jeffrey E Brooks
Paperback (806 pages)

Shattered Nation: An Alternate History Novel of the American Civil War
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History records that, in the summer of 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved General Joe Johnston from command of the Army of Tennessee, putting the aggressive General John Bell Hood in his place. Hood was subsequently defeated at Atlanta, allowing President Abraham Lincoln to secure reelection. The last chance of Confederate victory had been lost.

But what if history had unfolded differently?

Shattered Nation takes readers into history as it might have been. A single telegram radically alters the course of the war. As armies clash in epic battles outside Atlanta, Jefferson Davis strives to secure an independent Confederacy while Abraham Lincoln struggles desperately to keep his dream of a united America alive. A story of military adventure and political intrigue, Shattered Nation is one of the most spellbinding alternate history novels yet published.

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 2 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2014-01-10
Kindle Edition (56 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 2 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
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Squanto and his companions are on the run. The mounting force of Unbooko and the Narragansett warriors are hot on their trail, but an even more dangerous foe lurks in the shadows. An untamed wilderness filled with the undead has everyone on edge. The mystery of the undead is revealed as a missing member of the Newfoundland Company returns. Part 2 comes to a shocking conclusion as they finally reach the Patuxet village. Squanto must face his worst nightmare as he and his companions battle for their lives in a stunning turn of events that changes their world forever. Squanto Undead is an epic fantasy zombie thriller unlike anything you've ever read.

Here's what one reviewer had to say about Part 1 of the series-
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Amazing!!!!! March 5, 2013
This novella was sooooo good! I usually dont read books under 100 pages. But this one caught my attention. I love historical fiction, Native Americans, vampire, zombie and ectera books. I have been longing for someone to write a story about NA or historical zombies because I wondered what people would do if that happened back then. Well I got it answered in this story! Amazing writing and storyline! Cant wait for the sequel. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Check out Parts 1, 3, 4, & 5 available now on amazon.com or get the complete collection for only $2.99



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