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Hitler’s War by Harry Turtledove

A fun read and very a typical “Turtledove” novel. The Alternative History pviot point for this book is that Hitler starts WWII earlier then in our timeline. Here the war starts with an invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938 as opposed … Continue reading

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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War, by James Bradley

A provocative and in many ways a sobering book. Mr Bradley illuminates many key and sometimes forgotten foreign policy actions in the early part of the century under President Teddy Roosevelt. He makes a case for these actions being the … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled by Vincent Bzdek

“Big brother John had challenged people to do something for their country. Bobby had called on them to care for the dispossessed. By the example of his durability, Ted exhorted them to never, ever quit.” So states Vincent Bzdek in … Continue reading

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Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America’s Greatest Bridge by Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr does an excellent job in framing this great American icon into a wonderful interdisciplinary context.. His descriptions, both detailed and poetic, serve to clearly convey a wonderful understanding and an appreciation of the development of this engineering wonder. … Continue reading

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1945: A Novel by Robert Conroy

Excellent alternate history novel!  Robert Conroy created a (IMO) very plausible story of what events might have been if the Japanese had not surrendered after the dropping of the atomic bombs.  I also like the fact that he uses major … Continue reading

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1901 by Robert Conroy

Just a fun read! This was Mr. Conroy’s first book and while the prose was not the best it held my interest and kept me turning the pages. The alternate history point of departure is very unique (Germans invading the … Continue reading

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1862: A Novel by Robert Conroy

A solid alternate history novel! The book has a nice moving plot, with some interesting insight into the war and era. What I like most about Conroy is that major historical figures also play major roles in his novels. Recommend … Continue reading

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