The first book youve chosen is a novel by someone whose work you know very well indeed the russian writer vasily grossman. The guns of the south has the confederates equipped with ak47s by. And the man in the high castle is among the most wellknown books that tackle that question. After ww2 germany was forced to add made in germany on every product they made. Dick you cant discuss alternate history without bringing up the man in the high castle.
Many, many alternate history ask how the world would be different if germany had won world war ii. Youll find titles in all genres, ranging from bestsellers, classics. Richard overys bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question. This book is an excellent work and will be interesting to those knowledgable about wwii and those who are not. What if germany had won world war ii a chilling glimpse into the nazi plans for great britain. Buchanan argues that both world wars were unnecessary and that the british empires decision to fight in them was disastrous for the world. What if the confederates won the american civil war. As an avid student of wwii, i was familiar with a number of the incidents mentioned in the book but the author has taken this two steps further giving the background to tie together related concepts and taking them forward into current warfare. Essentially, if the enemy were going to take a territory, the germans would burn down all crops, destroy all buildings, and ruin.
Because of the marshall plan germany actually developed economically alot better. Rev up your mindand your pulsewith these actionpacked novels set during world war ii. World war, 19391945 aerial operations, british airpower and ground armies. In 1962, fifteen years after imperial japan and nazi germany have won world war ii, robert bob childan owns an. In this case, its if the axis powers had won world war ii. Dicks brainwarping story is set in a world where the axis powers won world war ii, and america has been divided between japan and nazi. Even american politician newt gingrich penned one 1945, a postworld war iithemed novel along with william r.
The man in the high castle is an alternate history novel by american writer philip k. Bevin alexander is the author of five books of military history, including lost. In fact, by 1942 germany controlled almost the entire resources of continental europe and was poised to move into the middle east. What if germany had won world war ii a chilling glimpse into the nazi plans for great britain ebook. So its an amazing account of life in a prison camp, but not a wwii novel.
If nazi germany, for whatever reason, achieved victory in world war ii, then its borders would most certainly look like this. Spearhead is a wwii book on tank strategy, but humanity is central focus. Spearhead is a wwii book on tank strategy, but humanity. In the western popular imagination particularly the american one world war ii is a conflict we won.
Engineers of victory is a fascinating nutsandbolts account of the strategic factors that led to allied victory. The term pax germanica, latin for german peace, is sometimes used. The undisputed king of alternative histories is the prolific harry turtledove, who has helped guide the genre into mainstream reading. Women in uniform took on mostly clerical duties as well as nursing jobs, said hymel. How world war ii was won gives older elementary school 4th and 5th grade and middle school readers a fastpaced, sweeping overview of world war ii. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more. The series in general and this volume in particular is outstanding, especially for the motivated lay reader who wants to get into the many wheels within wheels. One of buchanans express purposes is to undermine what he describes as a. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh.
Though histories of world war ii are abundant, few of them examine the critical errors in hitlers approach to the war that finally led to german defeat. Kennedy reveals how the leaders grand strategy was. By grace srinivasiah although the world war ii ended over 70 years ago, the infamy of the conflict continues to inspire some of the most captivating and intricate thrillers in literature. How would germanys size and borders look, had it won ww2. Because the allies won, when world war ii atrocities are talked about, western history books mostly mention the horrible things done by the axis.
I wouldnt go so far as saying the nazis won, id rather call it a truce, if you look back, what happened to germany after ww2. How britain lost its empire and the west lost the world, is a book by patrick j. Churchill, hitler and the unnecessary war wikipedia. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from more than 30. Countless history books, tv documentaries and feature films made about world war ii, many accept a similar narrative of the war in the west, which may not be entirely accurate. Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a twofront war. The term pax germanica, latin for german peace, is sometimes used for this theoretical. By downloading libby to your smartphone, you can access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks from your library for free anytime and anywhere. The war in the pacific began on december 7, 1941, when warplanes from japan launched a surprise attack on the u. In 2015, the book was adapted as a multiseason tv series, with dicks daughter, isa dick hackett, as a producer. From actionpacked eyewitness accounts such as guadalcanal diary to devastating holocaust memoirs like the diary of anne frank and night to the thrilling espionage tale of operation mincemeat, world war ii is the subject of some of the most fascinating and influential nonfiction books ever written each year, seemingly dozens of new titles emerge to offer fresh perspectives and uncover. What would have happened if hitler had won world war ii.
I seem to remember somebody mentioning a what if fiction book that looked back at wwii after the fact, written as if germany had won wwii. This video has absolutely no relation to martin luther kings day, just bad timing. My high school teacher made this book required reading back in the day, and im glad he did. The best alternative histories in literature on abebooks. Map by morgan hauser via wikimedia what if hitler and the nazis had won world war ii. Commonly mentioned is the scorchedearth policy put in place by hitler. How american business produced victory in world war ii by arthur herman, just published in may 2012, we learn why and how the finest equipment in the world was built in massive quantities for the allied cause. This vibrant fiction genre could be renamed what if books. New york times bestseller paul kennedy, awardwinning author of the rise and fall of the great powers and one of todays most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how world war ii was won. We should never forget how the soviets won world war ii in. The text is broken down into 45 sections, each focusing on a single topic, such as the battle of midway, pearl harbor, and ve day. In this article, mike kubic, a former correspondent of newsweek, discusses the role of industry in the united states in world war ii. How the american women codebreakers of wwii helped win the. By this time, japan had already been at war with china for several years and had seized the chinese territory of manchuria.
This is perhaps the greatest historical what if of all time. His days of infamy books have japan occupying hawaii. Agent of byzantium has the byzantine empire surviving. Hypothetical axis victory in world war ii wikipedia. Its a question that has spanned countless hours of speculation among the communities of the internet, giving birth to fictional films, television series and novels. Italy, germany and japan would have been regarded as the worlds liberators from the evils of judeobolschevism and judeocapitalism. Set in 1964, this alternatehistory spy thriller takes place in a world where nazi germany launches a massive. Such writings express ideas of what the world would be like had the axis powers of germany, italy, and japan won world war ii. How the american women codebreakers of wwii helped win the war a new book documents the triumphs and challenges of more than 10,000 women who worked behind the scenes of wartime intelligence. Nicholas give a more general overview of the thieving and counterthieving that went on during and after wwii. How would europes borders look like if germany had won. Anne holms i am david is an awesome book but its not about wwii. Glimpse into the nazi plans for great britain by trow, mei isbn. But this is his novel, life and fate, which was considered highly controversial and banned in russia.
In his latest book, how hitler could have won world war ii, author bevin. The vast majority of the worlds countriesincluding all the great powerseventually formed two opposing military alliances. World war ii is also known as the second world war. Granted, the gulags were in operation at that time, but this novel is set later. Andrew higgins is the man who won the war for us, he told author stephen ambrose in a 1964 interview. Nazi germany and her allies consisting of italy, franc. They launched fast attacks, committing most of their resources in the hope that strike fast, strike hard and knock out th.
Essays on the evolution of angloamerican air doctrine, 19401943 maxwell afb, al. Yes, the manuscript was confiscated when it had just been written in 1960. World war ii often abbreviated to wwii or ww2, also known as the second world war, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The average wwii conscript had an 11thgrade education and did not read books. Kennedy reveals how the leaders grand strategy was carried out by. Mortensen pdf with commentary at air university press.
Andrew higgins lighter for mechanized equipment, patented february 15, 1944 u. The thing that stuck in my mind was that the tone, phrases, attitudes, etc of the book were of the winner writes history slant which would be so odd to us today. Commonlit how american industry won world war ii free. It involved the majority of the worlds nations, eventually forming two opposing military alliances. Set in a version of america that is ruled by japan and germany, with a neutral zone in between, this book is gets a little loopy, but. This post on world war ii books is sponsored by libby. World history of world war ii 19391945 books amazon uk. Trying to make a huge subject shortthe allies won by not losing fast.
Neither germany or japan had great depth of resources. Her history, involving everyone from hermann goring to gertrude stein, won a. During the war, sometimes out of sheer desperation for something to do, the men would pick up books because they were. Numerous examples exist in several languages worldwide. A hypothetical axis victory in world war ii has become a common concept of alternative history and counterfactual history. At the start of world war ii, the usa was a third rate military power. After the pearl harbor attack, japan began a massive campaign of. The demands of participating in the second world war revitalized american industry and made the united states a global leader in production. Around 350,000 women served in the military during world war ii. The enhanced warships and aircrafts provided by the united states were crucial to securing victory. Italy is part of the free world when david goes wandering through it. Dicks brainwarping story is set in a world where the axis powers won world war ii, and america has been divided between japan and nazi germany the brain twisting bit. His southern victory or timeline191 series has the confederates beating the union.1055 1442 670 811 794 912 1493 340 1473 708 514 1180 235 370 513 225 1549 84 120 1388 568 994 678 462 378 356 216 1049 896 455 746 86 1145 504 1513 291 355 778 627 1331 709 634 133 1180 921 140 1134 370 25 840