The third reich and the united states are locked in a cold war, and harris delights in dropping hints concerning everything that is different as a result of the twist of the historical record. Anthony doers 2014 pulitzer prizewinning novel all the light we cannot see. Credits courtesy of the united states military academy department of. Written in 1962, its set in a fictional 1962 where nazi germany, fascist italy and imperial japan have won the war and more or less divided the world between themselves see map above. Numerous examples exist in several languages worldwide.
The undisputed king of alternative histories is the prolific harry turtledove, who has helped guide the genre into mainstream reading. The end of the war final operations april 19 may 7, 1945. History shows that the only way to win a total war is to occupy your enemys capital with. Who would win in a war between france, germany and the uk. Discover the best world war ii history in best sellers. Such writings express ideas of what the world would be like had the axis po wers of germany, ita ly, a nd japan won wor ld war ii. This steampunk novel presents an alternate history in which a group of british philanthropists buy up land in africa to create everfair, a safe haven for africans fleeing king leopolds rule in the congo and formerlyenslaved people who were able to return from america. Many historians are of the opinion that if they had pressed on in the autumn of 1941, they could well have captured moscow. The book is not a chronological retelling of the conflict but a. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Harris 1992 novel is among the ultimate alternate world war ii stories. A hypothetical axis victory in world war i i has become a common concept o f alternative his tory and counterfa ctual hi story.
This is a list of alternate history fiction, sorted by type. This version of the nazi victory is set in europe and the holocaust remains undiscovered. If they couldnt even pull off sea lion, no way they are going to pull off an invasion of japan. That would have all but knocked the soviet union out of the war, before the usa had come in. The germans couldnt even invade the uk due the lack of the logistics and man power. At wars end, skorzeny was involved in germanys werwolfe. They try to prevent the axis powers from winning world war ii. Fiction, young adult and true stories 60 outstanding books about world war ii. His southern victory or timeline191 series has the confederates beating the union. Dick is one of the first alternate history novels to look at an axis victory in world war two. The book chronicles the history of this new society. Sorry for some faults, like first i didnt add austria to germany. Hitler triumphant provides another alternate history what if collection of scenarios, this using hitlers decisions and key changing points during the war to provide a more scholarly survey of how different circumstances could have altered the outcomes and given hitler victory. A new history of the second world war the new yorker.1351 135 575 585 1213 1053 332 1477 53 569 1155 261 1114 1217 949 1477 605 1022 818 67 140 1032 276 463 1491 303 1018 8 266 714 1284 1135 1272 685 176 1267