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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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THE KNIGHT'S GAMBIT: The Alternate History Novel of the Battleship TIRPITZ and Convoy PQ17. (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)

By Scott Ward

Independently published
Paperback (449 pages)

THE KNIGHT S GAMBIT: The Alternate History Novel of the Battleship TIRPITZ and Convoy PQ17. (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)
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"THE KNIGHT'S GAMBIT" is the alternate history novel of the German battleship Tirpitz, Allied convoy PQ17 and the Battle of Bear Island. In Book 1 of the Malta Fulcrum Alternate History Series, "OPERATION HERKULES", the Axis powers have seized the Mediterranean island of Malta in a daring airborne operation, mauling the British Royal Navy in the process. With his supply lines secured, Field Marshall Rommel and his famed Afrika Korp set their sights on Cairo and the Suez Canal in Egypt. Now the western Allies are determined to avenge the Malta defeat and recapture the strategic initiative by delivering desperately needed Lend-Lease supplies to the Soviet Union with convoy PQ17. The Germans are just as determined to stop them. Tirpitz sails to destroy the convoy. But the Allied battleships HMS Duke of York and USS Washington have set a trap for Tirpitz, and the men and ships of PQ17 are the bait! The chessboard is set for the largest fleet action of the European war!

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella

By Thomas. A Freeman

Released: 2017-04-02
Kindle Edition (88 pages)

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella
 
Product Description:
When We Lost, an alternate history novella, follows survivors of the German Bombing of New York in 1945, as they try to live life in a hostile Manhattan.

Axis forces occupy the major cities along the American east coast. Allied forces gather to strike back, but where?

Jack, a baker, leads his small band of survivors through the streets and tunnels of midtown Manhattan as they search for food, friendly faces, and a way to fight back.

Who will they find when they finally make their way above ground?

Obsidian and Steel: A Novella of Alternate History

By Mark Ciccone

Released: 2016-06-05
Kindle Edition (89 pages)

Obsidian and Steel: A Novella of Alternate History
 
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In June of 1521, Hernan Cortez's expedition to the Valley of Mexico nearly succeeded in toppling the Aztec Empire, after two years of intrigue, disease and bloodshed. Instead, after a final disastrous battle outside the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, their native allies melted away, and the entire Spanish expedition was captured or killed. Cortez and the others taken captive were brought to the sacrificial altars. One by one they were executed...until a surprising offer was made by the Aztec Emperor, Cuauhtemoc. In exchange for their lives, the surviving Spaniards would teach the Aztecs all they knew of European weapons--especially steel, and gunpowder--to prepare the peoples of Mexico for the next Spanish invasion...

Twelve years later, Francisco Pizarro, fresh from the Spanish campaigns in North Africa, arrives in the New World. His orders, from Emperor Charles V of Spain: To follow Cortez's path into the Valley of Mexico, and learn both the fate of his expedition, and what native kingdoms or empires have arisen in its wake. But will he be truly prepared for what surprises and threats await in the Valley? And what will his arrival mean for the tense peace that has held sway over the New World since Cortez's fall?

A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History

By Joseph Wurtenbaugh

Released: 2017-06-12
Kindle Edition (604 pages)

A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History
 
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‘A Prophet Without Honor’ is that rare novel that provides a rich, entertaining and fully immersive reading experience, along with a resonant, thought-provoking subtext. Written in epistolary style and populated with interesting, fully-realized characters, the multi-general narrative is a seamless blend of authentic fact and sound speculation. The plot focuses on the one great, unrealized opportunity of the Twentieth Century.

In the first months of 1936, Adolf Hitler risked everything by ordering his untrained military to reoccupy the Rhineland. It was a bluff. The Germans would have been forced to retreat if the French or British had offered the slightest opposition. But the bluff succeeded. History changed decisively. Hitler quieted the opposition at home, and marched the world relentlessly on, to the edge of destruction and beyond.

The story examines that lost chance in detail. The result is a compelling story full of intrigue, danger, romance, and action, culminating in the reckoning that Hitler might have faced, had events taken a different course. It is a celebration of ordinary integrity and the enduring power of simple good will - even in times when honesty is the most dangerous virtue of all and the effects of good will seem lost in obscurity.

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.

Red Corner: An Alternate History of Rus, A Novel

By James Dargan

Independently published
Paperback (458 pages)

Red Corner: An Alternate History of Rus, A Novel
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Against the all-conquering Grand Duchy of Muscovy, can the city-state of Novgorod save itself from total annihilation and bring the land of the Rus towards the West? Medieval Russia, 1470: With Muscovy gaining hegemony in the Russian lands, Novgorod is fearful. Having miraculously defeated it in battle, Marta Boretskaya, mayor of Novgorod, needs allies from abroad to help her against Grand Prince Ivan III's wrath and vengeance. She seeks help from Poland-Lithuania. A Lithuanian aristocrat, Prince Olelkovich, offers his hand in marriage to her – with a union between the two countries, Novgorod could hold the tide of the Muscovite barbarians from the east. At the same time, Ivan III is vying for the hand of Sophia Paleogogos, nephew of the last Byzantine emperor, Constantine, in order to strengthen his claim that his land is the new Rome and fight against the Ottoman onslaught in Europe. Red Corner, An Alternate History of Rus, A Novel is a story of murder, intrigue, love, loyalty, and greed set in a time when Russia had yet to be born and was only just beginning to find its national identity.

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 1 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2013-12-28
Kindle Edition (58 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 1 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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NOW WITH MORE ZOMBIES! GET THE ENTIRE SERIES OF SQUANTO UNDEAD: WAKE THE UNDEAD COLLECTED EDITION PARTS 1-5 FOR ONLY $2.99 NOW ON SALE! Squanto Undead. An alternate history horror novel that unravels all you know about the early history of European settlement in the New World. After ten years over seas in Europe, Squanto returns home aboard the Merchants Hope, an English trading vessel. The ship's crew is on a mission to establish trade with Squanto's native tribe, while Squanto is on a mission to be reunited with his people, but an evil is brewing in the wilds of this untamed land.

Blocking his path are blood thirsty tribes of suspicious Native Americans, wild beasts, and the Undead. The European settlers and explorers have been stricken with a mysterious ailment that has them rising from the dead. Once risen they go on a ravenous search for human flesh.

Caught between two worlds, Squanto must find his family before its too late, save his white companions from a horrific fate, and fight off hordes of the Undead and warring tribes who hold him accountable for turning their once peaceful paradise into a living hell.

Read the book that's being called the Walking Dead meets Last of the Mahicans.

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 3 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Primeval Publishing
Released: 2013-12-28
Kindle Edition (48 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 3 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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Squanto Undead is an alternate history horror novel written in the style of epic fantasy. Episode 3 takes our hero deeper into the depths of hell. Squanto has been reunited with his people, but Unbooko and his tribe the Narragansett are more resolved than ever to see Squanto pay for the death of Unbooko's father. Don't miss the explosive origin of the Undead in this action packed episode. We delve deeper into the characters, their world, and the history of Squanto. If you've been looking for something different Squanto Undead is the book for you. Get ready for the Borderlands of books.

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)
 
Product Description:
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

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 4 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)

By Stacy Buck

Prime Evil Publishing
Released: 2013-12-01
Kindle Edition (61 pages)

Squanto Undead: Wake the Undead Part 4 (An Alternate History Horror Novel)
 
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A war is coming that neither side is willing to back down from. Unbooko and his army of Native warriors have put together an elite fighting force to track down Squanto and his white skinned companions, while Squanto's father, the Chief of the Patuxet must choose between protecting his Son or putting their entire tribe at risk. With Cha'tima leading the invading army deep into the mountains, Squanto and Torgo must train their own group of warriors to defend against the coming onslaught. It's all heading toward the final battle and nothing is going to get in their way.

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!!!




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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