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 The Confederate States of America
 Conquistador
 Counterclockwise
 Cracken at Critical
 The Crystal Empire
 A Dangerous Energy
 A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
 Days of Infamy
 Death is Lighter Than a Feather
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 Designated Targets
 Desperate Times
 The Difference Engine
 A Different Flesh
 Disaster at D-Day
 A Disturbance of Fate
 Dixie Victorious
 The Domination
 The Dominion's Dilemma
 Dragon America
 Drakas!
 Drakon
 El Sombra
 Empire of Fear
 Empire of Ivory
 End of the Beginning
 Farthing
 Fatherland
 Fiends of the Eastern Front
 Fiends of the Rising Sun
 Final Impact
 For Want of a Nail
 The Foresight War
 Fox at the Front
 Fox on the Rhine
 From The Heart Of The Storm
 Gettysburg
 Gettysburg: An Alternate History
 The Ghosts of Antietam
 Grant Comes East
 Grantville Gazette
 Grantville Gazette II
 Grantville Gazette III
 Grantville Gazette IV
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 Great War: American Front
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 Great War: Walk in Hell
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 The Hammer and the Cross
 Hannibal's Children
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 His Majesty's Dragon
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 Hitler Victorious
 Homeward Bound
 How Few Remain
 The Human Front
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 If The South Had Won The Civil War
 In the Courts of the Crimson Kings
 In the Morning
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 Lee At Chattanooga
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 New Zealand As It Might Have Been
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 Operation Lucifer
 The Other Teddy Roosevelts
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 Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas
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 President Gore
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 What If? Australian History...
 What If The Babe
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 What Might Have Been: Vol 1
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 The Year the Cloud Fell
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 Zulu Heart
 1632
 1633
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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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Against the Storm: A Fortress Farm Novel

By G.R. Carter

Blue Ribbon Book Fairs
Released: 2016-03-18
Kindle Edition (200 pages)

Against the Storm: A Fortress Farm Novel
 
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Twelve years after the electronic world ended with the Great Reset, leaders of the Red Hawk Republic find themselves facing the same problems as their predecessors. Territorial claims, fights over scarce resources, and religious divisions cause misunderstandings that might prove deadly to the fragile peace they've worked so hard to maintain.
Complicating their world is a new storm on the horizon. The jihadists of the Northern Caliphate seek to expand their influence over the fertile farm ground once making up the heart of the United States. The Republic's brilliant engineers do their best to create new machines, and resurrect ancient ones, to help fight enemies that out number the Red Hawks ten to one. The Hamilton family must once more rely on instinct and tough decisions to further their goal of a new and broader Republic. Success will only be achieved by unifying all Free States into one force capable of beating back the threats surrounding them. But can they get those who seek their own agendas to grasp the bigger picture in time to fend off the coming invasion?
Unseen forces that understand what really caused the Reset are on the move, preparing for a new power structure in regions of the world unaffected by natural catastrophes already beginning around the world. While the leaders of the Republic know there are hidden agendas, important pieces are being withheld by allies. The impact of that information will be critical to controlling the survivors of the human race.
Can the Founder overcome his own devastating injuries to hold their tentative union together long enough to create an Eternal Republic? Or will empires and theocracies once again dictate the future all of mankind?

Against the Storm begins the next trilogy in the Fortress Farm series.

FINDING SANCTUARY: A NOVEL OF ALTERNATE HISTORY

By Jeremy McIlroy

CreateSpace
Released: 2009-01-05
Kindle Edition (340 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.

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.

The Victory That Wasn't: An Alternate History of Secrets That Changed America's Destiny

By Stephen Vachss

Released: 2015-04-12
Kindle Edition (307 pages)

The Victory That Wasn t: An Alternate History of Secrets That Changed America s Destiny
 
Product Description:
“The Victory That Wasn’t” begins with people in Hawaii who unknowingly change the course of the Vietnam War, and the new America that follows it. The story is based on real behind-the-scenes events known by only a handful of people. Could minor changes in their actions have resulted in a different kind of America? In “The Victory That Wasn’t” a few subtle shifts trigger a cascade of actions that change everything. Could a few minor decisions outside of the war zone have changed history? Could one wartime event have so sharply changed the public’s relationship with its government? Would things have been different if public support had remained, and America had prevailed in Vietnam? Would a proud and happy public have renewed its belief in America?

In “The Victory That Wasn’t” there is no My Lai Massacre. Attitudes toward the war remain positive and the people cheer military success. The years that follow the war then produce a surprising sequence of world events.

The Hand of Christ (The Sterling Novels Book 1)

By Joseph Nagle

Released: 2010-06-04
Kindle Edition (386 pages)

The Hand of Christ (The Sterling Novels Book 1)
 
Product Description:
A document bearing the hand print of Christ is stolen. Another is discovered. Middle East peace talks at the Umayyad Mosque in Syria are attacked and CIA Officer Dr. Michael Sterling is caught in the middle. Along with the ambassadors of each nation in attendance, a Syrian agent is fatally wounded but, before dying, passes shocking intelligence to Michael - intelligence that outlines the planned assassinations of the Ayatollah of Iran and of the Pope and more: the intelligence outlines the history of an esoteric organization that traces their lineage to the truth of the Crucifixion – to Christ himself. Known only as the Order, their charter and goal throughout history has been to infiltrate governments with pawns of their own; to reclaim their right to rule.

To make matters worse, the Order has framed Michael for the Ayatollah's assassination and a Presidential backed, but botched CIA mission – codenamed Merlin – made Iran nuclear capable and they want revenge for the killing of their beloved leader. Iran has aimed its full nuclear arsenal at the United States and has issued an ultimatum: hand over Michael in forty-eight hours or it will be war – exactly as the Order had planned.

Attacked by his own agency, manipulated by the Order, and wanted by the Iranians, Dr. Michael Sterling carries the reader on a mesmerizing and fast-paced journey through Syria, the US, and Rome to stop the Pope's murder and to avert a manufactured war.

About the Author:

JS Nagle began his career in Intelligence as an Interrogator and was cross-trained in Counter Intelligence. A Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, JS Nagle spent many a night preparing to jump into the darkness with only a parachute strapped to his back and his weapon at his side. JS Nagle has received training at the prestigious Defense Language Institute for both the German and Spanish languages, and he holds an expert qualification with a number of weapons. In his private life, he has earned degrees in Economics and an MBA in Organizational Management; he spends his spare time training for Ironman triathlons, chasing his entirely too fast toddler-daughter; loving his brilliant, clinician wife whilst bragging incessantly about his son who is a cadet at an unnamed private University in Washington DC.

Follow the Author:

Twitter: @SterlingNovels
Blog: SterlingNovels.blogspot.com
Email: JMScott@SterlingNovels.com

Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

Tantor Audio
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Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History
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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications. 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.

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.

Stars & Stripes Forever: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Harrison

Audible Studios
Released: 2015-01-27
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In a war room in Washington, William Tecumseh Sherman and General Robert E. Lee huddle together and plan their next, joint military operation. In the jungles of Mexico, Ulysses S. Grant is locked in brutal combat with the best of the British Army. And in the heart of the new American South a fragile peace is threatened...

In the dazzling alternate history of Harry Harrison, this is the world as it stands in 1863. Just three years before, a titanic Civil War loomed in America. But an incident involving a British ship and two Confederate spies changed everything. As Abraham Lincoln defied Britain's Lord Palmerston, tensions between the two nations boiled over and Her Majesty's Navy unleashed an attack on American soil aimed at bolstering the Confederate cause. The results were catastrophic.

A stunned North and South put aside their differences and a new kind of war erupted, with Americans fighting side by side against the British on two fronts: in the South and on the Canadian border. Now, Britain has been defeated and America is struggling to keep its union together until another blow is struck. It comes from Mexico, where elite units of Her Majesty's Army including the famed Gurkha fighters are massing for a possible attack through Texas.

Into the gauntlet, Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Grant. But the weary president knows that two centuries of British power will not be ended with a single battle. So his top soldiers, including Lee and Sherman, plan the most daring naval invasion ever launched: an assault on British soil itself. And in a secret that must be protected by an underground army of spies and secret agents, the U.S. will invade the Emerald Isle to set the Irish free at last. Filled with real characters on both sides of the conflict, Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of our most provocative authors.

Surrounded by Enemies: A Breakpoint Novel

By Bryce Zabel

Diversion Publishing
Released: 2015-11-03
Paperback (296 pages)

Surrounded by Enemies: A Breakpoint Novel
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What if Kennedy survived Dallas?

President John F. Kennedy has lived through the ambush in Dealey Plaza. America holds its collective breath, seeing its president nearly executed in broad daylight. But as the country marches on, the office of the President finds itself under a much more insidious type of fire. Political scandal, an endless war, and a country coming apart at the seams take the 1960’s in a terrifying new direction, and both John and his attorney-general brother, Bobby, struggle to stay ahead of their enemies, political and otherwise, and steer America toward a greater future.

Bryce Zabel is a master of the cover-up and the conspiracy, creating the Emmy-award winning series DARK SKIES. SURROUNDED BY ENEMIES is the first novel in the new Breakpoint series―each book exploring seminal moments in popular history and taking readers on a journey into a mirror world where events are both unexpected yet startlingly believable.

This savvy, fiercely intelligent novel, perfect for readers of Harry Turtledove, brings together elements of political thriller and page-turning history, enthralling readers with a sharply written take on the America that was, and the America that could have been.

WINNER OF THE 2013 SIDEWISE AWARD FOR ALTERNATE HISTORY

Cimarronin: A Samurai in New Spain: The Graphic Novel

By Neal Stephenson & Mark Teppo

Jet City Comics
Released: 2014-09-24
Kindle Edition (71 pages)

Cimarronin: A Samurai in New Spain: The Graphic Novel
 
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A disgraced outcast samurai living in early seventeenth-century Manila, Kitazume is contemplating ritual suicide when a divine force (of a sort) intervenes: Luis, a rogue Jesuit priest and Kitazume’s longtime friend. At Luis’s insistence, the samurai agrees to help smuggle a Manchu princess to Mexico. But little does he know that he’s really been dragged into an epic struggle for power.

Several forces have their malicious sights set on the New World’s rich silver mines: an insurgent Spanish duke, Chinese political interests, and the escaped African slaves known as the cimarrónes. And working in secret among them is a mysterious, long-lost order that has its own plans for the precious metal.

As politics and greed collide, Kitazume must call upon his deadly skills once more. But he’s not just fighting to save his friends—he’s fighting for the redemption he so desperately craves.

Foreworld founders Neal Stephenson and Mark Teppo—joined by authors Charles C. Mann and Ellis Amdur, and illustrator Robert Sammelin—forge a comic series with adventure, betrayal, and a samurai’s relentless blade.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.





   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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