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Old 5 March 2015, 18:27
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Alternate History Book Rec?

Are there any good AH stories out there that start at the American Revolution? I'm not necessarily looking for one where the British one, but wondering what would have happened if the Tories had been given a substantial portion of land here, and how that might have affected things.
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Old 5 March 2015, 21:18
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Perhaps you might start with this?

http://historicalnovelsociety.org/gu...rnate-history/
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Old 5 March 2015, 22:08
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That'll work. Thanks, boss.

(Where in OH? Grew up in Marietta, and lived in Cowlumbus for almost 20 years.)
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Old 5 March 2015, 23:06
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Old 6 March 2015, 08:42
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The 'Draka' series is pretty good. By SM Stirling.
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If you are after the genre more than the time frame, Bill Forstchen (author of One Second After) and Newt Gingrich (yes, that one) teamed up a couple of excellent alternative history series. One has Lee winning the Gettysburg campaign of 1863 but losing the Civil War before that year ends. Another has Yamamoto personally leading the attack on Pearl Harbor and following it up with battleship bombardment of Oahu and a couple of air battles against American carriers.
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Old 8 March 2015, 20:18
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I've seen those books come up a couple of times in other places and wondered if they were any good. They're also on my list...that is growing by the minute...
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Foxbane by John Schettler

About the Desert Campaign from 1940-1942. Germans take Gibraltar and Malta.The 7th Armored Brigade from 2020 arrives due to a Nuclear blast disrupting time.

Make sure you read the introduction by the author.As he explains the time line somewhat and how he wrote this from his book series. Very well written and I am enjoying it.

The author also gets into logistics being limited for the 7th Armored from the future.
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Harry Turtledove.
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The 'Draka' series is pretty good. By SM Stirling.
Yes, very interesting and well researched.

I would very much like to ask Stirling his opinions on modern South Africa, while having drinks. :)

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Harry Turtledove.
I would say Turtledove is the overall 'master', when all eras are considered- he also has some excellent short story but you must search for them.

Dick and 'The Man in the High Castle' is considered by Turtledove and others to be the best single example.

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Harry Turtledove.
Guns of the South was decent I find the rest of his work lacking.

Do you have any recommendations of his work?I read his WW2 series.
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