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 A Dangerous Energy
 A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
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 Death is Lighter Than a Feather
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 A Different Flesh
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 A Disturbance of Fate
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 Drakon
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 End of the Beginning
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 For Want of a Nail
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 From The Heart Of The Storm
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 If The South Had Won The Civil War
 In the Courts of the Crimson Kings
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 In the Presence of Mine Enemies
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 The Other Teddy Roosevelts
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 Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas
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 What If? Australian History...
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 1901
 1942: A Novel
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 1945: A Novel
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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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Storm and Steel (Tales of World War III: 1985)

By Brad Smith

Released: 2018-03-29
Kindle Edition

Storm and Steel (Tales of World War III: 1985)
 
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May, 1985: A panzer company commander faces his first harrowing day of war versus the Warsaw Pact. Against the relentless onslaught of Russian and Czechoslovakian divisions pouring into West Germany, Captain Kurt Mohr and his tank crews wage a desperate battle to delay the enemy advance. As a brand new company commander, he must also prove his metal to the men who serve under him. Amid the breakneck speed of mechanized warfare, Mohr battles his own self-doubt and fear in order to quickly adapt to the fast-paced battlefield environment.

Fighting in Lower Bavaria also poses unique challenges to his command abilities as the close-in nature of the terrain forces him to deal with threats at point blank range. As the conflict's first day progresses, the brutal reality of war hits home. With the future of their nation at stake, Mohr and his men become the storm and steel that avenge the countrymen whose lives they are sworn to protect.

A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History

By Joseph Wurtenbaugh

Independently published
Paperback (423 pages)

A Prophet Without Honor: A Novel of Alternative History
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In the first months of 1936, Adolph Hitler risked everything by ordering his small, raw 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 oppositon 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, romance, and action, ending with the grim reckoning that Adolph Hitler might have faced, had actual events taken a different course. It is a ringing endorsement of the importance of honor and the enduring power of simple good will - even when the personal cost of honor seems appallingly high and the good will ignored and forgotten. Meticulously 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 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.

We the States: An Alternate History Novel

By Adam Sivitz

Palmetto Publishing Group
Paperback (292 pages)

We the States: An Alternate History Novel
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Imagine if the United States Constitution had never been ratified and George Washington had never become President. In We the States, author Adam Sivitz creates an alternative narrative acted out by the founding fathers of the United States. As the story unfolds, readers find George Washington at home in Virginia impatiently awaiting news of each state’s response to the constitution. Patrick Henry will persuade Virginia to reject the constitution, which will lead to the formation of three independent countries, and Alexander Hamilton will become the leader of one of the newly formed countries.
Within the tumultuous and divisive chain of events, Sivitz weaves the tale of two slaves owned by Washington. Their story displays the darker side of U.S. history and underscores the struggle for freedom for so many, while also reminding readers of the ongoing fight for equality and justice.

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!

Mussolini's Redemption Book 3 - Nuova Roma: An Alternate History Novel

By Martin Burch

Independently published
Paperback (214 pages)

Mussolini s Redemption Book 3 - Nuova Roma: An Alternate History Novel
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Sent back in time from an environmentally damaged Earth by a stranded group of aliens, Joseph San Giamino had been given a number of goals with the two major missions he had: Tie up and restrict as much as possible petroleum supplies in the 20th Century by ensuring Italy wins the war in the Mediterranean and introduce green tech decades ahead of when it was introduced in his spacetime of origin. San Giamino succeeded with Italy by rebuilding the country's industry and culture with Mussolini, as described in "Book 1 - Prologue to War." He then served as a war minister to assist Il Duce defeat the British and drive them from the Mediterranean during World War 2, as chronicled in "Mussolini's Redemption Book 2 - Mare Nostrum." In this, the third book of the series, we follow the developments of a world where Italy is as strong as the United States, where Hitler and Stalin are assassinated, and where the war ends leaving the Nazis still in power in Germany. Ukraine pleas to the United Nations for assistance with its independence movement and war clouds again darken European skies in the 1950s.

The Count: The First Novella Introducing His Majesty's New World

By Kenneth Tam

Iceberg Publishing
Released: 2014-12-30
Kindle Edition (106 pages)

The Count: The First Novella Introducing His Majesty s New World
 
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In 1881, explorers in the Rocky Mountains discovered gateways to another planet. Britain and the United States quickly partnered to colonize and exploit this rich new world.

Now it's 1896, and the promise of a new beginning has drawn ex-Sergeant Edwin Barnes, his wife Evangeline, and a group of former British colonial soldiers to the new world. Having faced the Zulu, the Ashanti, and the Boers, this outfit is well-equipped to provide security for one of the many exploration companies seeking riches on the unknown planet.

But work is scarce; with the wild west becoming civilized, American gunhands have swarmed the new world, promising protection at low cost. As Barnes and his wife lose yet another contract, the prospects for the veterans and their families seem grim. Then, almost too conveniently, an aristocrat arrives in New World City. Could a German Count be the answer to the outfit's problems... or is his agenda more dangerous than anyone can imagine?

This novella introduces the His Majesty's New World series, which commences with 'The Grasslands'. For more, visit newworldempire.com.

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
 
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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…

Exodus 1815 (The Machine Gun Revolt Series)

By Jeffrey D. Gaines

Released: 2018-04-29
Kindle Edition (173 pages)

Exodus 1815 (The Machine Gun Revolt Series)
 
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What if a slave had a machine gun?


An advanced weapon 100 years from the future. A firearm far superior to the cumbersome, slow-loading black powder muskets of the early 1800s.


Jarvis was a generational field slave on a North Georgia cotton plantation. He didn't know what the thing in the hole in the field was at first. Will he give it to his master, Mr. Purvis, a broken, mean-spirited man?


Or will he keep it?


But what could one man do against a system where every cultural norm, every law, was designed to keep him in his place at the bottom? What could one man, even with a machine gun, do against the militia? Against the Army?


No slave revolt ever succeeded in American history. But no slave ever had a gun like this...


If you like alternative history novels set in early 1800s America get this today!

Black Chamber (A Novel of an Alternate World War)

By S. M. Stirling

Ace
Released: 2018-07-03
Paperback (400 pages)

Black Chamber (A Novel of an Alternate World War)
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The first novel in a brand-new alternate history series where Teddy Roosevelt is president for a second time right before WWI breaks out, and on his side is the Black Chamber, a secret spy network watching America's back.

1916. The Great War rages overseas, and the whole of Europe, Africa, and western Asia is falling to the Central Powers. To win a war that must be won, Teddy Roosevelt, once again the American president, turns to his top secret Black Chamber organization--and its cunning and deadly spy, Luz O'Malley Aróstegui.

On a transatlantic airship voyage, Luz poses as an anti-American Mexican revolutionary to get close--very close--to a German agent code-named Imperial Sword. She'll need every skill at her disposal to get him to trust her and lead her deep into enemy territory. In the mountains of Saxony, concealed from allied eyes, the German Reich's plans for keeping the U.S. from entering the conflict are revealed: the deployment of a new diabolical weapon upon the shores of America...




   

 
 
 
 

 
 
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