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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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A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History

By Joseph Wurtenbaugh

Released: 2017-06-12
Kindle Edition (425 pages)

A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History
 
Product Description:
‘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.

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

By Scott Ward

Released: 2016-09-10
Kindle Edition (451 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!

Rommel’s Game: Victory at Al Alemain & Towards the Caucasus: An Alternate History Novel from the Eyes of a German War Correspondent

By Claude Stahl

Released: 2018-10-15
Kindle Edition (110 pages)

Rommel’s Game: Victory at Al Alemain & Towards the Caucasus: An Alternate History Novel  from the Eyes of a German War Correspondent
 
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This exciting and thought provoking alternative history is observed through the eyes of a young German war correspondent. With Rommel at its heart, the book chronicles many details of German war culture and places, describing military and civilian affairs in Nazi Germany during and after the war.

The setting is ten years after Germanys partial 1943 victory and its subsequent reconciliation with its former enemies when Jospeh the German war correspondent, meets with Cliff his American counterpart and old friend to describe his own, first-hand, account of how the road to Germanys victory began with Rommel and his success in North Africa.

The book chronicles several real life battles in North Africa and the Mediterranean and the Desert Fox’s subsequent push north, towards the Russian Caucasus. It also provides a unique insight into life in Germany beyond the victory parade, including a personal invitation from Dr. Goebbels and details of a murderous plot against the Führer, the plot that prevented Rommel to play the ultimate role and one that would change the Third Reich forever.

Rommel's Game: Victory at Al Alamein and Towards the Caucasus is an exciting fantasy novel that offers a compelling alternative history, whilst maintaining the important facts. World War II enthusiasts will be mesmerized at what could have been diving into Rommel's campaign in North Africa, Malta, Syria and Russia, and his critical role in forever changing the course of world history.

Chapters

Oktoberfest
Early roots – Spain and Hemingway
Landing in Triplolis
Our Africa Corps
Mathildas vs. our Eighty-eights
Old friends in Cafe Kranzler
With Rommel through the desert
Victory at El-Alamein
An invitation by Dr. Goebbels
The great German art exhibition
Syria - We take their oil
Towards the Caucasus
Hitler's death - Smolensk succeeds
How I received the field marshal's inheritance
Germany prevails - The allies make peace

The Two Gates: A Novel

By Ken Davenport

Released: 2017-10-01
Kindle Edition (284 pages)

The Two Gates: A Novel
 
Product Description:
ONE OF HISTORY'S BIGGEST "WHAT IF" QUESTIONS IS FINALLY ANSWERED.

What if John F. Kennedy had lived?

It's January 1964. Political intrigue and infighting roils Washington in the wake of the assassination attempt in Dallas, and a wounded Kennedy returns to the White House to face a growing crisis in Vietnam that threatens America’s Cold War strategy. The president doesn’t trust the information he is getting from Saigon, where the military is engaged in a shadow operation to make things seem better than they really are.

So he turns to the one man he does trust: Lt. Colonel Patrick O’Shea. A decorated combat veteran of Korea, O’Shea has been plucked from obscurity to be Kennedy’s military advisor, and is tasked by the president to figure out what is really going on in Vietnam.

The knives come out as O’Shea grapples with myriad threats to himself and the president he serves. The Pentagon, the CIA, the Corsican Mafia and the Chicago Mob are all conspiring against him.

Fate has handed John F. Kennedy a new lease on life. How will he use this opportunity to deal with the divisive and destructive issue of Vietnam? Will he escalate the war or get out? Tens of thousands of lives hang in the balance!

The debut novel by Ken Davenport, The Two Gates is an exciting new addition to the military, presidential and alternative history tradition of W.E.B. Griffin, David Baldacci, Harry Turtledove and Philip Roth.

"So excited to see this book published. A rip-roaring alternative history adventure that re-imagines the heart of the Vietnam War."

-- Eliot Peper, author of Bandwidth

THE GATES OF VICTORY: The Alternate History Novel of The Battle of El Alamein (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)

By Scott Ward

Independently published
Paperback (753 pages)

THE GATES OF VICTORY: The Alternate History Novel of The Battle of El Alamein (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series)
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The Battle for Egypt is on! Rommel and his Afrika Korps are closing in on Cairo, the Nile River and Suez Canal. With Malta in Axis hands, supplies cross the Mediterranean from Italy with no interference from the British Royal Navy or Air Force. In "THE GATES OF VICTORY" we see how the battle for Egypt turns out! In Book I "OPERATION HERKULES", the Germans and Italians have seized Malta from the British in a daring air and sea invasion. In Book II, "THE KNIGHT'S GAMBIT" the German navy has given the British Royal navy a black eye and a bloody nose in the Battle of Bear Island and mauled Convoy PQ17 in the process. Can the Axis follow-up these successes with Victory in the desert? "THE GATES OF VICTORY" is The Alternate History Novel of the Battle of El Alamein.

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 DAMNED FINE WAR
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.”


Editorial Reviews:

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)

Red Delta: A Novel of Alternate History

By Mark Ciccone

Released: 2017-12-27
Kindle Edition (332 pages)

Red Delta: A Novel of Alternate History
 
Product Description:
In July of 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia scored a narrow victory over the Union Army of the Potomac in the Battle of Gettysburg. Soon after, President Abraham Lincoln was killed during a Confederate raid on the outskirts of Washington. With the war at an effective stalemate, rising opposition at home, and the growing threat of European intervention, the United States was forced to recognize the CSA as an independent nation.

This victory, however, carried the seeds of disaster. Within a decade of their independence, the Confederate States began to tear themselves apart over many of the same divisive issues that had led to their breaking from the Union. By 1876, the last pretense of national unity was gone, with each state breaking away from the Confederate government in Richmond, and asserting its own independence. By the 1970s, the former CSA is a patchwork of mutually hostile minor countries, often clashing with one another over resources, territory and ideology. Many blacks in these nations, seeking to escape the discrimination and subjugation they have endured since slavery’s grudging end in the 1880s, have taken up arms against the Southern governments, under the banner of the Brotherhood Liberation Army. The United States has largely avoided becoming involved in this and other Southern conflicts, preferring to prop up or engineer the fall of this regime or that, seeking to maintain its influence and dominance over these former states without provoking another war against the entire South.

Nation reporter Terry Garrison—descendant of discredited abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison—knows this history all too well, and what it has done to him and his family. Sent to cover a momentous peace accord between the Republic of Mississippi and the BLA, he views the assignment as pointless: one more doomed attempt to bring peace to the fractious South. Then he stumbles across a soldier with an earth-shaking secret—one that could not only destroy the fragile peace in Mississippi and the Delta region, but potentially set off a new conflagration across the entire continent. But there is more to this secret than even Terry can guess. And there are those—South and North—who will stop at nothing to keep it buried…

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella (America: Occupied Book 1)

By Thomas. A Freeman

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

When We Lost: An Alternate History Novella (America: Occupied Book 1)
 
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?

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel

By Darren R. Mellowship

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (330 pages)

Tragedy in Königsberg: An Alternate History Novel
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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, conflict 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.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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