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thin bob on 02 Feb 2013
Watched a thing about the USA's 'Plan Red' for a war with the British Empire in the 1930's & it got me wondering what would have happened.
Can anyone recommend interesting (rather than academic) books about the Axis winning WWII? Or any other alternative histories.

I'll be honest, novels are as good as non-fiction :-)
AdrianC - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob: Fatherland?
thin bob on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to AdrianC:
> (In reply to thin bob) Fatherland?

yes, son.. :-)
ta!
Does it cover the 1940's? the review just says it's set in 1964.
AdrianC - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob: No 1940s.
Tom V - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob:

SS GB by Len Deighton
Al Evans on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob: Isn't Orwells 1984 an alternative history?
Al Evans on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to Al Evans: And in the sci fi genre there are loads, look at Pavvanne and A Canticle for Leibowitz, both great books that I can't remember the authors to.
Doug on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob: Not sure its what you're asking for but The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon is a good read based on the idea that Alaska has a large Yiddish-speaking community & no Israel
Al Evans on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to Al Evans: Sorry that should have been Pavanne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavane_(novel)
Al Evans on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to Al Evans: Errr I mean Pavane, it's a good read though, especially for steam enthusiasts
The New NickB - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob:

A couple that I have read that are interesting are "the plot against America" by Phillip Roth and "resistance" by Owen Shears.
Only a hill - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob:
Alternative history is one of my favourite genres! "Ruled Britannia" by Harry Turtledove is an interesting one I enjoyed.

Alternatively my own alternative take on the history of climbing might be worth a look ;-)
Dr.S at work - on 02 Feb 2013
In reply to thin bob:
you could try
"the man in the high castle"
by PK Dick

also for a selection of ideas

"what if"and "more what if"

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cuppatea on 02 Feb 2013

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