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

By Claude Stahl

Released: 2018-10-15
Kindle Edition (107 pages)

Rommel’s Game: Victory at El Alamein & Towards the Caucasus: An Alternate History Novel from the Eyes of a German War Correspondent
 
Product Description:
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 Joseph 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 El 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
Rommel's Farewell Present
First Deployment
Landing in Tripoli
A Grubby Cinema
Reunion in the Café Kranzler
El Alamein
Crossing the Nile
Victory Parade
An invitation to Dr. Goebbels
The Great German Art Exhibition
Operation Herkules
Syria - We Take Their Oil
Towards the Caucasus
Smolensk succeeds

D-Day Repulsed: Small Arms Decide The Fate In Normandy: An Alternate History Novel

By Claude Stahl

Released: 2019-02-06
Kindle Edition

D-Day Repulsed: Small Arms Decide The Fate In Normandy: An Alternate History Novel
 
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The battle of Normandy is about to begin. Harry, a young US Ranger knows he has a German relative stationed somewhere on the other side of the Channel. What the allies don't know is that the Wehrmacht has been equipped with new type of weapons that will decide the fate of Overlord.

We the States: An Alternate History Novel

By Adam Sivitz

Palmetto Publishing Group
Released: 2018-02-25
Kindle Edition (292 pages)

We the States: An Alternate History Novel
 
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With a cast of famous characters from our textbooks, We the States presents an alternate history of the United States. Author Adam Sivitz creates a vastly different, yet plausible course of events, driven by America's deep divisions of the early republic.


After the Constitutional Convention, George Washington returns to his Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia, where he waits for enough state governments to ratify the United States Constitution. His wife, Martha, secretly hopes for the constitution's failure, so that her husband will stay home in retirement. Martha's emotional turmoil leads to the mistreatment of her personal slave, Ona Judge. Young Ona plans an escape that depends on the aid of Hercules, Washington's enslaved cook. Privileged among the house slaves, Hercules remains hesitant to join in Ona's mischief.


At the Virginia Ratifying Convention, Patrick Henry tries to persuade the other delegates to reject the constitution. His success would spell disaster for Washington and the young nation that adores him, but also present new opportunities for ambitious statesmen like Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Ona and Hercules must find a path to freedom through a shifting political landscape with new borders to cross.


Will Ona and Hercules make their escape? What new national leaders will emerge? And most importantly, will good overcome the many evils of their world?

The Greater Danger: An Alternate History Novel

By Kathryn Cable

9780463735763
Released: 2018-07-06
Kindle Edition (326 pages)

The Greater Danger: An Alternate History Novel
 
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A fast-paced, suspenseful story of civil war, revenge and the death of freedom.

America’s demise starts with ‘the greater danger’ within. The cancer of injustice, hatred and division infects the country. Power-hungry leaders capitalize on the chaos. The new Nationalists Party seeks secession with home-grown terrorism targeting major cities. Their charismatic militia leader declares war by invading and occupying Texas. After military coup in Mexico, the new dictator joins the rebels. In America’s darkest hour, following the detonation of the first of five nuclear bombs, a transmission is received from a mysterious woman, code name Alpha Charlie. She has vital intel on the rebels’ secret operations. Is it a trap or a way to stop this nightmare?

War brings together two unlikely, combative allies, a feisty resistance fighter, Charlene ‘Charlie’ Perea and a battle-hardened, Army Ranger, Colonel David Cougar. Cougar’s mission is to get Charlie’s information to his superiors. But Charlie is not about to abandon her personal fight. She neither needs nor wants Cougar’s interference. Cougar must convince Charlie to link forces before the final invasion begins. 

Caught up in their personal battles, Charlie and Cougar do anything to survive. Charlie want revenge for her husband, murdered as he tried to stop the invasion. Cougar wants justice for his best friend, a Ranger executed by a rebel firing squad. They find a mutual goal; kill the man responsible - the rebel leader. When Charlie is captured, Cougar must risk his life to save her before time runs out, peace talks fail, and armies gather on the final battlefield. 

America's future hangs in the balance. Will we survive? Buy the book and find out.


Acts of War: A World War II Alternative History (The Usurper's War Book 1)

By James Young

Released: 2014-11-11
Kindle Edition (356 pages)

Acts of War: A World War II Alternative History (The Usurper s War Book 1)
 
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Somehow I doubt that this is quite how anyone expected Adolf Hitler's death to turn out...--Squadron Leader Adam Haynes, No. 303 (Polish) Squadron

August 1942. London is in flames. Heinrich Himmler's Germany stands triumphant in the West, its "Most Dangerous Enemy" forced to the peace table by a hailstorm of nerve gas and incendiaries. With Adolf Hitler avenged and portions of the Royal Navy seized as war prizes, Nazi Germany casts its baleful gaze across the Atlantic towards an increasingly isolationist United States. With no causus belli, President Roosevelt must convince his fellow Americans that it is better to deal with a triumphant Germany now than to curse their children with the problem of a united, fascist Europe later.

As Germany and Japan prepare to launch the next phase of the conflict, Fate forces normal men and women to make hard choices in hopes of securing a better future. For Adam Haynes, Londonfall means he must continue an odyssey that began in the skies over Spain. American naval officer Eric Cobb finds that neutrality is a far cry from safety. Finally, Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi must prepare himself and his men to fight a Pacific War that is far different than the surprise attack Imperial Japan had once planned but never executed.

Acts of War is the first novel of the Usurper's War series, which charts an alternative World War II. As young men and women are forced to answer their nation's call, the choices they make and risks they take will write a different song for the Greatest Generation.

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.

The U.S.-Mexican War of 2017, Second Edition: An Alternate History Novel

By Anthony Genualdi

Released: 2018-08-10
Kindle Edition (112 pages)

The U.S.-Mexican War of 2017, Second Edition: An Alternate History Novel
 
Product Description:
This is the story, written after the fact, of a hypothetical war between the U.S. and Mexico. It tells both the political and personal stories of the two antagonists, and the people who fought and suffered because of the war.

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)

THE GATES OF VICTORY: The Alternate History Novel of The Battle of El Alamein (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series Book 3)

By Scott Ward

Released: 2017-08-24
Kindle Edition (755 pages)

THE GATES OF VICTORY: The Alternate History Novel of The Battle of El Alamein (The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series Book 3)
 
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I've made my decision! Book IV of The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series will be "THE SIEGE OF THE ROCK" 'The Alternate History Novel of the Battle for Gibraltar'. The preponderance of votes was actually for the Stalingrad book, but I feel it is important to wrap up the Mediterranean thread before moving on to the Eastern Front. I hope to publish "THE SIEGE OF THE ROCK" before year's end 2018. Thank you to all my readers for their feedback and reviews! Also, please join the discussion on Facebook; please check out The Malta Fulcrum WW2 Alternate History Series page.
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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.

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.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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