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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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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
 
Product Description:
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?

REICH: An Alternate History Novella

By Drew Avera

AREVA Publishing
Released: 2014-01-19
Kindle Edition (128 pages)

REICH: An Alternate History Novella
 
Product Description:
What if history is a lie? What if that lie threatened to destroy the world?


More than one hundred years in the future, Germany is a utopian state. Beyond the outer walls is a wasteland, the ruins left as a reminder of a hideous war in human history. Adolf Hitler gave his life for Germany’s bright future, but it isn’t the future he expected. There is a veil covering the eyes of German citizens and once lifted it will spark a deadly revolution that could destroy the world.


Reich is an alternate history novella, one that questions the intentions of those in power and what can be done to stop them.

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
 
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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?

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
 
Product Description:
IIn the first months of 1936, Adolph Hitler risked everything by ordering his barely formed, untrained military to reoccupy the Rhineland. It was a colossal bluff. German forces 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 restless opposition at home, and marched the world relentlessly on, to the edge of destruction and beyond.

In this immersive, compulsively readable, epistolary novel, Joseph Wurtenbaugh examines in fascinating detail the alternative course history might have taken had the Western powers been more alert. A Prophet Without Honor is a rich, compelling story full of suspense, intrigue, danger, romance, and action, culminating in the grim reckoning that Adolph Hitler might have faced, had actual 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.

Meticulously crafted, researched and documented, the story blends fact and conjecture so seamlessly and realistically. that it takes an effort of will at the end to recall that it recounts an alternative history. A Prophet Without Honor is an experience that no reader will ever forget.

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!

MacArthur's Luck: The race for Berlin is on! (The Fortunes of War)

By Steven H. Newton

Pronoun
Released: 2017-05-30
Kindle Edition (510 pages)

MacArthur s Luck: The race for Berlin is on! (The Fortunes of War)
 
Product Description:
January 1945: As Hitler’s Germany and Tojo’s Japan collapse, General George Marshall dies unexpectedly days before the critical Yalta Conference. His successor as US Army Chief of Staff, General Douglas MacArthur, flies halfway around the world to butt heads with Josef Stalin and change history.

When MacArthur relieves General Dwight D. Eisenhower from command in Europe, the Anglo-Allied advance devolves into a free-for-all as competing armies race for Berlin, and the changes echo across the globe. Here are just a few of the highlights from MacArthur’s Luck:

Captain Jackie Robinson leads an armored task force across the Rhine. ...

Major Barry Goldwater fire-bombs Tokyo. ...

Commander Robert Heinlein struggles to save his wounded ship from kamikazes off Okinawa. ...

Field Marshals Georgi Zhukov and Ivan Konev clash on the road to Berlin. ...

SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Karl Wolff dares everything to negotiate a separate surrender to the Americans. ...

Populated by a cast of realistic characters who will take you inside the American, German, Soviet, and Japanese military machines, and meticulously researched by a well-known military historian, MacArthur’s Luck opens The Fortunes of War series, exploring a world both tantalizingly like our own, but also dramatically different.

Half the fun is figuring out what’s real, and what’s not.

End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

NAL Hardcover
Released: 2005-11-01
Hardcover (448 pages)

End of the Beginning: A Novel of Alternate History
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In this alternate history of World War II, the Japanese follow up their Pearl Harbor attack with the successful occupation of Hawaii. Now America is marshaling its military forces-from East Coast to West-to reclaim the islands from the enemy.

Opening Atlantis: A Novel of Alternate History

By Harry Turtledove

Tantor Audio
Audio CD

Opening Atlantis: A Novel of Alternate History
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New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove has intrigued readers with such thought-provoking "what if..." scenarios as a conquered Elizabethan England in Ruled Britannia and a Japanese occupation of Hawaii in Days of Infamy and End of the Beginning. Now, in the first of a brand-new trilogy, he rewrites the history of the world with the existence of an eighth continent. Atlantis lies between Europe and the East Coast of Terranova. For many years, this land of opportunity lured dreamers from around the globe with its natural resources, offering a new beginning for those willing to brave the wonders of the unexplored land.

The Culling: A Novel

By Charles Ray

Charles Ray
Paperback (404 pages)

The Culling: A Novel
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  • 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.

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.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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