Himmler's War

Himmler's War

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Popular WW II era author delivers another stunning "what if" alternate history with Hitler out of the picture and Himmler in charge of a resurgent German war machine. By the author of breakout WW II alternate history game-changer, 1945.

Only days after Normandy, Hitler is taken out of the equation and Heinrich Himmler, brutal head of the SS, assumes control of the Reich. On the Allied side, there is confusion. Should attempts be made to negotiate with the new government or should unconditional surrender still be the only option? With the specter of a German super-weapon moving closer to completion and the German generals finally allowed to fight the kind of war at which they are masters, the allies are pushed toward a course of accommodation or even defeat. Will the soldiers of the Grand Alliance find the courage and conviction to fight on in the face of such daunting odds? And can alliance leaders put into place a new plan in time to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by the German war machine? A new and terrible battle for a free world is on.

About Red Inferno: 1945
"An ensemble cast of fictional characters. . . and historical figures powers the meticulously researched story line with diverse accounts of the horrors of war, making this an appealing read for fans of history and alternate history alike."-- Publishers Weekly

"[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page."-- Booklist

About 1945:
" moving and thought-provoking. . ."-- Publishers Weekly

"Realistic. . ."-- Booklist

About 1942 :
". . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here."-- Publishers Weekly

"A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale."-- Booklist

"A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters."--John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning

About 1901:
". . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical."-- Publishers Weekly

". . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs."-- Booklist
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, c2011.
ISBN: 9781451637618
Branch Call Number: FICTION Conroy Robert 11/2011
Characteristics: 368 p.,25 cm.


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Mar 25, 2016

What if Adolph Hitler had been killed in 1944 and Heinrich Himmler, a man who's evil is matched only by his Realpolitik outlook, assumed command of the Third Reich? This book attempts to answer that question as Himmler radically alters Germany's approach to the war. Filled with plot twists, this book is another excellent addition to Robert Conroy's collection of Alternative history novels.

Dec 02, 2015

A not too far-fetched alternative history by an author who demonstrates a good understanding of the history of WWII

Jan 25, 2013

Should be English pb science fiction. Alternate history. Cataloguer should read subject headings!

csmo Dec 01, 2012



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