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 A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
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 A Different Flesh
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 Drakon
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 Empire of Ivory
 End of the Beginning
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 For Want of a Nail
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 From The Heart Of The Storm
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 The Other Teddy Roosevelts
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 1945: A Novel
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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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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.

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.

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Ace
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.

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.

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel

By Darren R. Mellowship

Released: 2014-04-29
Kindle Edition (331 pages)

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel
 
Product Description:
Tragedy in Königsberg is an Alternate History/Murder Mystery novel. Set in 1956, seventeen years after the Autumn War of 1939:

Imagine a world in which the Second World War lasted months not years: where there was no Fall of France, no attack on Pearl Harbour, and no Jewish Holocaust. Such a world holds all the trappings of peace and prosperity, but underneath it all a dark tension remains: suggesting the harmony is deceptive. National grievances remain unresolved, conflicts only half-fought, and the desire for revenge grows ever harder to resist.

When Inspector Henri Ferrand is called to Königsberg to investigate the murder of the French and German Commissioners to East Prussia, he is unwittingly embroiled in a dangerous game of international intrigue and conspiracy. Aided by his partner Gerard Vasseur and the mysterious Monsieur Lenard, Henri is forced to confront the subterranean forces seeking to shatter the fragile peace. Along the way he will encounter Soviet KGB agents, Italian Fascist police, and Nazi sympathisers, all of whom will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Henri will discover that a world of unresolved conflicts and simmering tensions can be just as dangerous as one where war is waged with total commitment.

Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History

By Aaron Worthing

Released: 2012-01-12
Kindle Edition (347 pages)

Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History
 
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On September 11, 2001, a businessman faced a grim choice. Perched on the ninety-third floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, he had to choose between dying in the fire rising around him, or jumping. He chose to jump.

In our world he died, one of around three thousand to die that day.

In the alternate world where Archangel takes place, someone was there to catch him. A fireman, wearing a mask, leapt out of a window in the tower and with no visible means of propulsion, the fireman flew after him. The fireman caught the man and brought him down to a soft, controlled landing, live on national television. A real-life superhero had made his national debut.

This is that superhero's story.

But this isn't a fairy tale. Around a thousand people still died in the vicious attack. However, this fireman was able rescue many people from the top of the burning towers. And when he saw the South Tower begin to fall, he caught it using only his mind and set it down safely in Central Park. Finally, he tried to stop Flight 93 from crashing, but in his effort to save the plane it ripped apart, and only a handful were saved.

So in that day of mourning, there was joy and also a question: who was this fireman?

Archangel follows the story of this fireman, from his childhood in the Philippines to his debut as a superhero on September 11. Filled with action and suspense, laughter and tears, international intrigue and romance, this novel provides an unflinchingly realistic portrayal of a what a superhero would really look like in our modern world and how that world would respond.

Return to Sender: A Civil War Time Travel Novel (Dyna-Tyme Genetics Time Travel Series Book 1)

By Fred Holmes

Kamel Press
Released: 2015-02-12
Kindle Edition (325 pages)

Return to Sender: A Civil War Time Travel Novel (Dyna-Tyme Genetics Time Travel Series Book 1)
 
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Rumfeld Dixon, CEO of Dyna-Tyme Genetics, is convinced that the United States is on a destructive course of action. With Federal policies fueled by corporate greed and corrupt political decisions, he sees no hope for economic recovery in the foreseeable future. Fortunately, Dyna-Tyme Genetics has developed a unique method to send a human back in time.
Carleton Venable’s familial ties to the Civil War make him the perfect candidate to travel to 1862 and make changes that will affect the outcome of the war and transform the American way of life. Even knowing he shouldn’t get caught up in Rummy’s scheme to change the outcome of past events, his father’s gambling has put the family farm in jeopardy, leaving him no choice. Besides, his lifelong interest in time travel was just too enticing to pass up this once in a lifetime mission.
Some intensive training and a simple injection is all it takes to send him back 150 years. Arriving safely, events begin to transpire as planned… for a while. It is only then that things start to go wrong… horribly wrong!
Will he be able to save the American way of life he loves in the present… in the past?

Into the Guns: The First America Rising Novel

By William C. Dietz

Ace
Released: 2016-10-04
Hardcover (352 pages)

Into the Guns: The First America Rising Novel
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Legion of the Damned Novels and The Mutant Files comes the first novel in a post-apocalyptic military science fiction series about America rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe...

On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war. 

Washington D.C. was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation’s leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try and restore order as American society fell apart.  
As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure make a power play to rebuild the country in a free market image as The New Confederacy...

Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

Novels New American Library
Released: 2004-11-02
Hardcover (448 pages)

Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History
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It is December 7, 1941, and the Japanese launch an attack against United States naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese follow up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii. With American military forces subjugated and civilians living in fear of their conquerors, there is no one to stop the Japanese from using the islands' resources to launch an offensive against America's western coast.

The Templar Succession: A Novel (The History Hunters Book 1)

By K. R. Eckert

Kiffin Randall Eckert
Released: 2015-07-01
Kindle Edition (382 pages)

The Templar Succession: A Novel (The History Hunters Book 1)
 
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"A WORLD WIDE ADVENTURE!"

In 1972 a disgraced college professor and a retired FBI agent set out to discover, once and for all, the final resting place of the legendary Treasure of the Knights Templar. Days later, both men disappear without a trace.

Forty years later, spurred on by the discovery of a long lost manuscript, the Professor’s son hires historians Paul Davenport and Sara Walsh to pick up where his father left off.

Their adventure leads them from Benjamin Franklin’s Freemasons to the early days of the Civil War, from World War II Paris to the corrupt world of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI.

But Davenport and Walsh aren’t alone in their search. A fanatical group of Neo-Knights have infiltrated the Freemasons in an attempt to reignite the Crusades. And watching them all from the shadows is a mysterious figure known as The Bookkeeper.

From the Capitols of old world Europe to a remote estate on the coast of Canada, to a small town in Pennsylvania, Davenport and Walsh discover kidnapping and murder, and go from hunters to prey as they get closer and closer to the secrets of The Templar Succession.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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