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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.

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The CSA Trilogy: An Alternate History/Historical Novel about Our Vast and Beautiful Confederate States of America -- A Happy Story in Three Parts of What Might Have Been -- 1861 to 2011

By Howard Ray White

Howard Ray White
Released: 2018-11-23
Kindle Edition (428 pages)

The CSA Trilogy: An Alternate History/Historical Novel about Our Vast and Beautiful Confederate States of America -- A Happy Story in Three Parts of What Might Have Been -- 1861 to 2011
 
Product Description:
This alternate history/historical fiction novel, is presented as a trilogy: 150 years of the Confederate States of America, from its formation in early 1861, to the 2011 celebration of the sesquicentennial of what has become the Greatest Country on Earth. A trilogy, because it climaxes three times.
Part 1 -- This alternate history of years 1861 and 1862 differs remarkably from truthful history. Herein you learn how Confederates won recognition of their independence, accepted the North’s African Americans, and negotiated a boundary separating the two countries. Within the Confederacy were Indian Territory (what became Oklahoma), and land west of Texas, out to Southern California. The story then proceeds to Part 2.
Part 2 -- Our alternate history next explains how many more new States are subsequently added: Cuba, six States from the northern region of Mexico, Russian America (known to us as Alaska) and the Hawaiian Islands. All slaves are soon emancipated, embarking on happy, successful lives for them and future generations. These rapid events, remarkably consistent with truthful history of those regions and times, tantalize the reader concerning what might have been.
Part 3 –Confederates create a vibrant modern economy, accelerated by the immigration of men and families of remarkable talent, thereby facilitating a rapid industrial expansion -- accomplished without losing the cherished principle of State Sovereignty. When Japan attacks the State of Hawaii, Confederates are again drawn into war. They succeed in winning that one, too, and Asia is far different as a result. The story concludes with the heart-warming celebration of the Confederate Sesquicentennial at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Upon reviewing the manuscript, Dr. Clyde N. Wilson of South Carolina wrote: “The only word I can find for Howard Ray White’s Trilogy is “amazing.” There is not and never has been anything like it. What if the good and honorable leaders of the Confederate States of America had actually won their gallant bid for independence? What would the world be like today? White tells the story with vast imaginative power. This is a work for all lovers of the good things intrinsic to the South, and, as well all those today who are not happy with the way things have turned out.
”After reading the manuscript, Dr. Fred Moss of Alabama wrote: “In this fun and informative read, Howard Ray White turns his considerable writing skill to a unique combination of fiction and historical non-fiction composition. The fictional story of twelve impressive young people of diverse backgrounds coming together for a special four-week-long seminar provides the framework that carries the story-line. Excellent clarifying footnotes help, less fiction be confused with non-fiction. There are three stories of the twelve on weekend adventures with physical dangers, rescues, and a budding romance. Something for everyone! I highly recommend this most impressive, informative, and enjoyable work, which offers a new model for alternate histories of the American Civil War and what followed afterward.”
After reviewing the manuscript, Bertil Haggman, LLM, of Sweden wrote: “It is hard to stop reading the fascinating The CSA Trilogy, especially what happened internationally after the Confederate States successfully defended secession. Well researched, it will most likely be a bestseller.”
In closing, the author, Howard Ray White, wishes to ensure everyone that this is a happy story of a diverse population, living in a vast country, that is exceptionally congenial and proud of what they have, together, accomplished over the 150 years of their country's history. This is true for those descended from Europeans, from Africans, from Native Americans, from Asians and from mixtures, as well. Together, all have built the country and enjoyed the benefits that have resulted from their efforts and those of their ancestors..

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

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 and Borderless

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
 
Product Description:

It is the spring of 1944 and the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance, everything now hinges on an imminent Allied Invasion into France, D-Day. If the invasion is successful the Allies win, if it fails Germany will be the victor.



Field Marshal Rommel is convinced a change in strategy and new weapons will stop the Allies, all he has to do is to convince the Fuhrer and The German High Command before it is too late.



Meanwhile, two brothers stand on the opposite side of the channel, each one dedicate to his own particular band of brothers. In occupied France a young German soldier stands alongside his fellow troops, despite his apprehension at what lies ahead he knows he must do everything to fulfil his duties and maintain his honour in the oncoming hell that will be the battle for the beaches.



In England an ambitious young GI has completed his training and impatiently awaits the order to embark on the boats heading for the Normandy beaches, knowing that when he disembarks he will be facing the guns and might of the German Army, and haunted by the thought that his own brother is somewhere in occupied Europe.



In this exciting historical fantasy novel that explains Rommel’s alternative strategy and explores what could have been the outcome if he had won his struggle with his own high command, we experience the daily life and preparations of ordinary soldiers as invasion nears, and through explicit battle scenes, explore the bloody horror of the D-Day invasion through the eyes of two brothers whom fate has cast on opposing sides.


Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories

By Steven W. White

Steven W. White
Released: 2011-03-16
Kindle Edition (372 pages)

Outrageous Fortunes: a Novel of Alternate Histories
 
Product Description:
Shy amateur historian Randy Sullivan, age 23 and unhappy with his life, is approached by his double from a parallel Los Angeles, a bombastic physicist and inventor who calls himself "Sully." Together they step out of this reality and visit versions of Earth stranger than Randy has ever imagined... and those so eerily close as to be just out of reach.

But all is not well back home. Randy's out-of-control adolescent brother and sister are left in the care of his cool-headed and gorgeous neighbor Penelope – the love of Randy's life. They are stranded by encroaching California wildfires. The flames are drawing near and time is running out.

And Sully, genius and connoisseur of a thousand worlds, has a secret plan of his own – and it does not involve Randy Sullivan ever getting home alive.



"Sully takes Randy on a journey across the multiverse, showing him bizarre Earths and the wonders they contain. Yet not everything is as it seems... a delight to read." - Alternate History Weekly Update

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?

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History

By Allen Steele

Audible Studios
Released: 2014-02-04
Audible Audiobook

V-S Day: A Novel of Alternate History
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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.

Untimely Losses: The third novel in the Yesterdays War series

By Gerald Hall

Released: 2018-11-26
Kindle Edition (378 pages)

Untimely Losses: The third novel in the Yesterdays War series
 
Product Description:
The war in Europe is over. The new post-Nazi German leaders have agreed to a second Armistice after their victory over the Soviet Union. There is an uneasy peace now with the major combatants now struggling with massive wartime debts and the need to rebuild their battered economies. But the war in the Pacific continues. Only now, the Japanese are the ones using weapons of mass destruction in a desperate attempt to stave off defeat at the hands of the Allies. China, Australia and England have finally been joined by America in a final push to end the threat of the Japanese imperialists. Harold Cavill has continued to try to influence the course of history to avoid the causes of humanity’s final apocalyptic war from his previous timeline. But, as with all of man’s plans, there are always complications. Some of Harold's complications live right inside of his own home.

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.

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.




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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