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 A Different Flesh
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 From The Heart Of The Storm
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 In the Courts of the Crimson Kings
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 The Other Teddy Roosevelts
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 Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas
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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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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.

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?

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.

Read Chapter One for free!

***NEWS FLASH ALERT***

November 22, 1963

1:40 p.m. EST

United Press International

Dallas, Texas – Three shots were fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade. It is unclear at this hour if any member of the President’s motorcade was hurt in the shooting, though there are unconfirmed reports of injuries.

More information to follow as it becomes available.

CHAPTER ONE

The Robert F. Kennedy Residence

Hickory Hill, Virginia

1:55 p.m., November 22, 1963

I wish the damn telephone would stop ringing.

United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy was trying his best to ignore the phone. He was just finishing a working lunch with U.S. Attorney Robert Morgenthau, and was in the middle of an intense discussion on the Justice Department’s (so far failed) strategy to take down the New York mafia. It was an issue that the Attorney General cared deeply about and had staked much of his professional career on. It was no time for interruptions.

But whomever was calling was persistent, and the phone continued to ring with an urgent rhythm: Five rings and then a pause of precisely five seconds, followed by five more rings and another pause.

Finally, Kennedy gave in. “Can someone please answer the telephone?” he yelled.

Kennedy’s wife, who knew the phone was obviously for her husband, picked up the receiver. “Kennedy residence.”

A hiss followed by a metallic voice came on the line. “The Director is calling for the Attorney General. It’s urgent.”

Ethel Kennedy didn’t have to ask which director the operator was talking about. Holding out the receiver, she said, “Bobby, J. Edgar Hoover is calling.”

Bobby Kennedy instantly knew something was wrong. The Director of the F.B.I. and Bobby hated each other, and Hoover never called him at home.

Taking the phone from his wife he said, “This is the Attorney General.”

“Hold for the Director, please.” After a series of clicks, Hoover came on the line. “I have news for you,” Hoover said, his voice flat and without emotion. “The president’s been shot.”

“Oh my God!” Bobby blurted. He then paused to try and gather himself, wanting to be in control of his emotions in front of Hoover. “Is it serious?”

“I think it’s serious. I’m trying to get details. I’ll call you back when I know more.”

Hoover then abruptly disconnected the line...

Read the rest of Chapter One for free at http://www.kendavenport.net/chapter1/

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

AGS BookWorks (A division of American Graphic Systems)
Released: 2018-12-20
Kindle Edition (452 pages)

A Damned Fine War: A Novel of Alternate History
 
Product Description:
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)

JFK in '64: A Novel

By Mark Huffman

26th Street Media
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JFK in  64: A Novel
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On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Dallas, where the course of history changed. But not the way you think.

In this telling of the story, events occur that prevent the president's motorcade from reaching Dealey Plaza where assassins wait. The traumatic memories of that weekend never exist.

In this parallel universe, the president returns to Washington and begins plotting his campaign for reelection while trying to keep a lid on America's racial cauldron, dealing with volatile international issues, and coping with increasing physical infirmities that threaten his political future. Meanwhile, Lyndon Johnson barely escapes jail and becomes Washington's first super-lobbyist. 

Historians have often wondered what would have happened had JFK not died in 1963. Mark Huffman imagines what 1964 would have been like.

The Rewind Files: The Complete Novel

By Claire Willett

Axiomatic Publishing
Released: 2015-09-14
Kindle Edition (518 pages)

The Rewind Files: The Complete Novel
 
Product Description:
Regina Bellows, a smart-mouthed young researcher at the Time Travel Bureau, discovers historical events are being altered without authorization, and reluctantly takes on her first field mission: Operate undercover in the Mid-20th Century and gather information on who might be creating the Chronomaly.

When she discovers that the timeline alterations have conspiracy connections at the highest level, she is labeled a threat and is forced to go on the run. Now, marooned in the 20th century, she must gather the few people she can trust and stop the conspirators before they silence her for good.

"An incredible adventure that is impossible to put down!" - Tim Kring, Creator of HEROES '

"...cleverly complex, almost Escher-like." - Oregon ArtsWatch

"...heartily recommend." - San Francisco Book Review

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2112

Regina Bellows, desk agent at the Time Travel Bureau, researches timeline anomalies caused by reckless time-travelers all from the safety and comfort of her computer terminal.

When she accidentally uncovers a massive Chronomaly in 1972, she realizes she's stumbled upon a far-reaching conspiracy to start World War III. With no one at the Bureau she can trust but her closest friends, she must go on her first field mission ever where the race is on to find the conspirators before they find her.

She’s undertrained, inexperienced, all alone, and World War III is hanging in the balance.

What could possibly go wrong?

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.

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
 
Product Description:
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?




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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