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Alternate History Books


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
Product Description:
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.

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.

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.

Achilles vs. Mecha-Hector: A Bronzepunk Adventure (The Bronzepunk Age Book 1)

By Jesse Beeson Tate

Released: 2015-02-05
Kindle Edition (150 pages)

Achilles vs. Mecha-Hector: A Bronzepunk Adventure (The Bronzepunk Age Book 1)
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***#1 Free Book On The Humor & Parodies Category!***

Bullfinch meets Tarantino in what readers are calling "a thrilling steampunk alternative to the traditional narrative of the Trojan War, jam packed with action and humor!"

After his fatal duel with Achilles, Prince Hector of Troy is brought back to life by a rogue adherent of Vulcan. Thrust back into a world he no longer understands, Hector and his geriatric companions must navigate the mystery surrounding his resurrector’s death, a sinister plot by Lovecraftian gods from Troy’s dark past, and their own alcohol-induced incompetence. All the while, the assembled Greek nations still seek the utter destruction of Troy.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this gloriously irreverent reimagining of the ancient world will send readers on a wild ride through one of the strangest What If? scenarios to hit to the genre in decades.

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.”

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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)

Surviving Tacoma

By Damon Verial

Released: 2014-03-01
Kindle Edition (257 pages)

Surviving Tacoma
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"Under the Dome meets Lord of the Flies."

With the end of Civil War II, certain cities of the United States have been walled-off, separated in every way from the rest of the nation. Among these cities is Tacoma, a city in which three brothers from the bordering town of Gig Harbor accidentally enter. But these boys quickly learn that entering Tacoma is easier than leaving Tacoma and that surviving Tacoma is perhaps the hardest task of all. With headhunting gangs who roam the streets, a local YMCA that has formed a makeshift militia of young men, and a pedophile who drives around in an armored ice-cream truck, Tacoma aims to tear this brotherhood apart unless the boys find a way to escape.

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.

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.

Relentless Pursuit: A Kelly Maclean Novel

By Nate Hawk

Released: 2015-05-18
Kindle Edition (396 pages)

Relentless Pursuit: A Kelly Maclean Novel
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Follow Kelly Maclean, a Marine turned cop, who becomes a victim of a convoluted, homegrown American terror group, known as Jamaat Al Fuqra. This group shares a similar radical vision of Islam with ISIS and spouts the same rhetoric of hatred and martyrdom. After fighting elements of Al-Qaeda in Iraq during 2004, Kelly is reintroduced to a fresh brand of Jihadi terrorism, once he and his family become victims of the Boston Marathon attacks. Filled with survivor's guilt and homicidal rage, Kelly sets off on the relentless pursuit of an organization whom he holds personally responsible for his heavy loses. With the CIA now closing in too, Kelly is unwittingly led to an international ISIS terror-plot in Bavaria, that threatens to cripple the region.

Kelly quickly becomes locked in a desperate, Hail-Mary attempt to kill a fugitive terrorist and to stop a horrendous attack before it shuts down the German economy and kills scores of innocent people. Can Kelly avoid the Agency long enough to hold the wanted radical personally responsible for what he has done? Is Kelly capable of stopping a large-scale terrorist attack on his own? Or will he get himself arrested, or worse, killed in the process?

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.



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