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Alternate History Book

Post by pastorlarry » 12 Apr 2018, 21:13

Greetings All!

I am looking to increase the amount of alternate history type reads (think Harry Turtledove) on my Kindle. Does anyone have a favorite book or author to recommend?


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Post by Libs_Books » 24 Apr 2018, 14:19

You might like to try Fatherland by Robert Harris which is set in a world where the Germans won WW2. Alternatively, there's Making History by Stephen Fry, which is about people trying to use a time machine to change the course of history.

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Post by pastorlarry » 24 Apr 2018, 17:46

I will check those out. Thank you so much!

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Post by Irene C » 27 Apr 2018, 20:36

If you want to keep with alternate American history, there is For Want of a Nail: If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga by Robert Sobel, about the American Revolutionary War.
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. Lord Acton

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Post by pastorlarry » 27 Apr 2018, 23:05

Thank you for the recommendation!

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Post by starshipsaga » 28 Apr 2018, 14:18

Check out Stephen Baxter too if you can! He is mostly a hard sci-fi author, but has also written a bunch of alternate history novels with focus on research into history as well as characters.

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Post by pastorlarry » 28 Apr 2018, 15:35

I will do that. Thank you!

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 19 Jun 2018, 01:40

I absolutely love "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller (The Ghostkiller Trilogy Book 1)" by Lynny Prince.

Kyle Ghostkiller inherits a medicine bundle that will allow him to travel back in time. Where he has the opportunity to change the history for all Native American people.

The added twist to this story is that it is based on true events.

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Post by kjs237 » 26 Jun 2018, 10:24

The Man in the High Tower by Phillip K. Dick is an interesting take on alternate history. It's also a great series on Amazon. But, read the book first.

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Post by pricklypurple » 02 Jul 2018, 08:46

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Post by Julie Green » 08 Jul 2018, 16:54

Dominion by CJ Sansom is a good read. It's an alternate history set in the UK imaging how events might have turned out had Churchill not become Prime Minister....

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 15:17

I have not read and reviewed any book that deals with history of a particular group, so I would be silent about the author to recommend.
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