Red Inferno: 1945

A Novel
Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345519627
Category: Fiction
Page: 366
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In April 1945, the Allies are charging toward Berlin from the west, the Russians from the east. For Hitler, the situation is hopeless. But at this turning point in history, another war is about to explode. To win World War II, the Allies dealt with the devil. Joseph Stalin helped FDR, Churchill, and Truman crush Hitler. But what if “Uncle Joe” had given in to his desire to possess Germany and all of Europe? In this stunning novel, Robert Conroy picks up the history of the war just as American troops cross the Elbe into Germany. Then Stalin slams them with the brute force of his enormous Soviet army. From American soldiers and German civilians trapped in the ruins of Potsdam to U.S. military men fighting behind enemy lines, from a scholarly Russia expert who becomes a secret player in a new war to Stalin’s cult of killers in Moscow, this saga captures the human face of international conflict. With the Soviets vastly outnumbering the Americans—but undercut by chronic fuel shortages and mistrust—Eisenhower employs a brilliant strategy of retreat to buy critical time for air superiority. Soon, Truman makes a series of controversial decisions, enlisting German help and planning to devastate the massive Red Army by using America’s ultimate and most secret weapon. From the Trade Paperback edition.

1945

A Novel
Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345500434
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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America has dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But Japan has only begun to fight. . . . In 1945, history has reached a turning point. A terrible new weapon has been unleashed. Japan has no choice but to surrender. But instead, the unthinkable occurs. With their nation burned and shattered, Japanese fanatics set in motion a horrifying endgame–their aim: to take America down with them. In Robert Conroy’s brilliantly imagined epic tale of World War II, Emperor Hirohito’s capitulation is hijacked by extremists and a weary United States is forced to invade Japan as a last step in a war that has already cost so many lives. As the Japanese lash out with tactics that no one has ever faced before–from POWs used as human shields to a rain of kamikaze attacks that take out the highest-value target in the Pacific command–the invasion’s success is suddenly in doubt. As America’s streets erupt in rioting, history will turn on the acts of a few key players from the fiery front lines to the halls of Washington to the shadowy realm of espionage, while a mortally wounded enemy becomes the greatest danger of all. Praise for Robert Conroy’s 1901 “Likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs . . . The writing . . . keeps us turning the pages.” –Booklist “Fascinating . . . skillfully crafted.” –Oakland Press “Packed with action.” –Detroit News From the Trade Paperback edition.

Himmler's War


Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 9781451638486
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Popular alternate history author delivers another compelling what if novel; Hitler is 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 the Allied 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 the free world is on. About Himmler’s War: “VERDICT Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable. It should appeal to fans of Harry Turtledove and Peter G. Tsouras.” –Library Journal 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

Fox on the Rhine


Author: Douglas Niles,Michael Dobson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812574661
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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A cadre of SS generals seizes Nazi Germany from Hitler and places Himmler in power, as he immeditely concentrates all his forces against the West, laying the ground work for a vastly different Battle of the Bulge with even higher stakes for the Allies. Reprint.

Rising Sun


Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 161824969X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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It is the summer of 1942 and what our historians have called the Incredible Victory in the Battle of Midway has become a horrendous disaster in this world. Two of Americas handful of carriers in the Pacific have blundered into a Japanese submarine picket line and have been sunk, while a third is destroyed the next day. The United States has only one carrier remaining in the Pacific against nine Japanese, while the ragtag remnants of U.S. battleships _ an armada still reeling from the defeat at Pearl Harbor _ are in even worse shape. Now the Pacific belongs to the Japanese. And it doesnt stop there, as Japan has thrust her sword in to the hilt. Alaska is invaded. Hawaii is under blockade. The Panama Canal is nearly plugged. Worst of all, the West Coast of America is ripe for destruction as bombers of the Empire of the Sun bombard west coast American cities at will. Despite these disasters, the U.S. begins to fight back. Limited counterattacks are made and a grand plan is put forth to lure the Japanese into an ambush that could restore the balance in the Pacific and give the forces of freedom a fighting chance once more. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Rising Sun: _Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.Ó¾Booklist About Himmlers War: _[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.Ó_Library Journal 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.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page.Ó¾Booklist About 1945: _ moving and thought-provoking . . .Ó¾Publishers Weekly _Realistic . . .Ó¾Booklist About 1942: _. . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale.Ó¾Booklist _A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters.Ó¾John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning About 1901: _. . . cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _. . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs.Ó¾Booklist

Hitler's War

The War That Came Early, Book One
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 034551565X
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Harry Turtledove's The War that Came Early: West and East. A stroke of the pen and history is changed. In 1938, British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, determined to avoid war, signed the Munich Accord, ceding part of Czechoslovakia to Hitler. But the following spring, Hitler snatched the rest of that country, and England, after a fatal act of appeasement, was fighting a war for which it was not prepared. Now, in this thrilling alternate history, another scenario is played out: What if Chamberlain had not signed the accord? In this action-packed chronicle of the war that might have been, Harry Turtledove uses dozens of points of view to tell the story: from American marines serving in Japanese-occupied China and ragtag volunteers fighting in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion in Spain to an American woman desperately trying to escape Nazi-occupied territory—and witnessing the war from within the belly of the beast. A tale of powerful leaders and ordinary people, at once brilliantly imaginative and hugely entertaining, Hitler’s War captures the beginning of a very different World War II—with a very different fate for our world today.

Everything Flows


Author: Vasily Grossman
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173899
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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A New York Review Books Original Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman’s final testament, written after the Soviet authorities suppressed his masterpiece, Life and Fate. The main story is simple: released after thirty years in the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. But in a novel that seeks to take in the whole tragedy of Soviet history, Ivan’s story is only one among many. Thus we also hear about Ivan’s cousin, Nikolay, a scientist who never let his conscience interfere with his career, and Pinegin, the informer who got Ivan sent to the camps. Then a brilliant short play interrupts the narrative: a series of informers steps forward, each making excuses for the inexcusable things that he did—inexcusable and yet, the informers plead, in Stalinist Russia understandable, almost unavoidable. And at the core of the book, we find the story of Anna Sergeyevna, Ivan’s lover, who tells about her eager involvement as an activist in the Terror famine of 1932–33, which led to the deaths of three to five million Ukrainian peasants. Here Everything Flows attains an unbearable lucidity comparable to the last cantos of Dante’s Inferno.

The Final Storm

A Novel of the War in the Pacific
Author: Jeff Shaara
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345497953
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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When the United States military targets the island of Okinawa as part of a plan to halt conflicts that are inflicting massive casualties on both sides, B-29 pilot Paul Tibbets accepts a mission with world-changing implications.

Inferno

The Fire Bombing of Japan, March 9 - August 15, 1945
Author: Edwin P. Hoyt
Publisher: Madison Books
ISBN: 1461704200
Category: History
Page: 184
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Did the bombing of Japan's cities—culminating in the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—hasten the end of World War II? Edwin Hoyt, World War II scholar and author, argues against the U. S. justification of the bombing. In his new book, Inferno, Hoyt shows how the U. S. bombed without discrimination, hurting Japanese civilians far more than the Japanese military. Hoyt accuses Major General Curtis LeMay, the Air Force leader who helped plan the destruction of Dresden, of committing a war crime through his plan to burn Japan's major cities to the ground. The firebombing raids conducted by LeMay's squadrons caused far more death than the two atomic blasts. Throughout cities built largely from wood, incendiary bombs started raging fires that consumed houses and killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. The survivors of the raids recount their stories in Inferno, remembering their terror as they fled to shelter through burning cities, escaping smoke, panicked crowds, and collapsing buildings. Hoyt's descriptions of the widespread death and destruction of Japan depicts a war machine operating without restraint. Inferno offers a provocative look at what may have been America's most brutal policy during the years of World War II.

Inferno

The Epic Life and Death Struggle of the USS Franklin in World War II
Author: Joseph A. Springer
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610597494
Category: History
Page: 352
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Known throughout the fleet as “Big Ben,” the USS Franklin was christened for the legacy of the four prior U.S. Navy ships named after Benjamin Franklin. The Franklin was one of twenty-four Essex-class fast carriers built during World War II, forming the backbone of the U.S. Navy’s war against Japan. On March 19, 1945, during a planned aircraft launch against Honshu, the Japanese mainland, the Franklin was struck with a 250kg bomb from an enemy aircraft, setting off a chain reaction of exploding ordnance and aviation fuel. The aircraft carrier, now on fire, listing heavily to starboard, and with over one thousand casualties, appeared to be mortally wounded. Inferno tells the heroic tale of the efforts that saved “Big Ben.” It is a tremendous story of endurance and seamanship told in harrowing detail in the survivors’ own words. Inferno makes for gripping reading.

A Woman in Berlin

Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250156750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its residents. "With bald honesty and brutal lyricism" (Elle), the anonymous author depicts her fellow Berliners in all their humanity, as well as their cravenness, corrupted first by hunger and then by the Russians. "Spare and unpredictable, minutely observed and utterly free of self-pity" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland), A Woman in Berlin tells of the complex relationship between civilians and an occupying army and the shameful indignities to which women in a conquered city are always subject--the mass rape suffered by all, regardless of age or infirmity. A Woman in Berlin stands as "one of the essential books for understanding war and life" (A. S. Byatt, author of Possession).

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Liberty: 1784

The Second War for Independence
Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625792484
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In 1781, George Washington's attempt to trap the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown ends catastrophically when the French fleet is destroyed in the Battle of the Capes. The revolution collapses, and the British begin a bloody reign of terror. A group of rebels flees westward and sets up a colony near what is now Chicago. They call it Liberty. The British, looking to finish what they started, send a very large force under Burgoyne to destroy them. Burgoyne is desperate for redemption and the Americans are equally desperate to survive. Had the Battle of the Capes gone differently, a changed, darker, New World would have been forced into existence. But even under those dire circumstances, Liberty may still find a way! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Robert Conroy's Rising Sun: _Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.Ó¾Booklist About Robert Conroys Himmlers War: _[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.Ó_Library Journal 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.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _[E]ngrossing and grimly plausible. . .the suspense holds up literally to the last page.Ó¾Booklist About 1945: _ moving and thought-provoking. . .Ó¾Publishers Weekly _Realistic. . .Ó¾Booklist About 1942: _. . .fans of Tom Clancy and Agent Jack Bauer should find a lot to like here.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _A significant writer of alternate history turns here to the popular topic of Pearl Harbor, producing. . . this rousing historical action tale.Ó¾Booklist _A high-explosive what-if, with full-blooded characters.Ó¾John Birmingham, bestselling author of Without Warning About 1901: _. . .cleverly conceived. . .Conroy tells a solid what-if historical.Ó¾Publishers Weekly _. . . likely to please both military history and alternative history buffs.Ó¾Booklist

Inferno

The World at War, 1939-1945
Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307957187
Category: History
Page: 672
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From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives—an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews—Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments—Hitler’s refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin’s ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill’s leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt’s steady hand before and after the United States entered the war—and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin’s invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru’s words, “the final epitaph of British rule” in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

A Damned Fine War


Author: William Yenne,Bill Yenne
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425184509
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A fascinating, and painstakingly researched, novel of alternate history explores what would have happened if General Patton had survived World War II, and he and his Third Army were forced to stop the Soviet Red Army from invading Europe, launching World War III. Original.

Red Harvest


Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307767485
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

Liberty: 1784


Author: Robert Conroy
Publisher: Baen
ISBN: 9781476780733
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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National Bestseller in Hardcover A compelling alternate history novel by the breakout author of WW II era alternate history Himmler’s War and Rising Sun. The British win the American Revolutionary War, and a desperate Washington and the American founders must make a last stand in an enclave called Liberty. In 1781, George Washington's attempt to trap the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown ends catastrophically when the French fleet is destroyed in the Battle of the Capes. The revolution collapses, and the British begin a bloody reign of terror. A group of rebels flees westward and sets up a colony near what is now Chicago. They call it Liberty. The British, looking to finish what they started, send a very large force under Burgoyne to destroy them. Burgoyne is desperate for redemption and the Americans are equally desperate to survive. Had the Battle of the Capes gone differently, a changed, darker, New World would have been forced into existence. But even under those dire circumstances, Liberty may still find a way! About Robert Conroy's Rising Sun: “Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII . . . A thrilling adventure.”—Booklist About Robert Conroy’s Himmler’s War: “[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable.”–Library Journal 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

The Runner

A Novel
Author: Christopher Reich
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780440334514
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Christopher Reich dazzled readers and defied expectations with his New York Times bestseller, Numbered Account, a breathtaking classic of modern suspense. Now Reich returns to the world of international thrillers with a no-holds-barred powerhouse of a novel set against the seething backdrop of post—World War II Germany.... July 1945. U.S. attorney Devlin Judge has come to Europe as part of an international tribunal to try Nazi war criminals. But Judge has his own personal agenda: to find Erich Siegfried Seyss, the man responsible for his brother’s death. An SS officer and former Olympic sprinter, Seyss has just escaped from a POW camp, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. But he won’t escape Devlin Judge. Between the two men are miles of German countryside ... and the beautiful daughter of one of Nazi Germany’s most powerful families — a woman loved by them both. But as Judge hunts his prey across a devastated nation, he finds himself caught up in a staggering conspiracy. Because Erich Seyss is no rogue SS killer. He is a man running a final race to make one last, unforgettable contribution to the Fatherland. And he is acting on orders from the last person anyone would ever suspect. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Christopher Reich's The Prince of Risk.

The United States of Atlantis


Author: Harry Turtledove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451462367
Category: Fiction
Page: 438
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Imperialistic England has driven the French from Atlantis and seized the continent's eastern coastal town, prompting Victor Radcliff, leader of the revolutionaries, to preserve the freedom of the Atlantean people at all costs.

Jackboot Britain

The Alternate History - Hitler's Victory & the Nazi Uk!
Author: Daniel S. Fletcher,Steve Burdon
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500556273
Category: Fiction
Page: 646
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The Alternate History - What if Hitler beat the Brits? JACKBOOT BRITAIN is a new novel set in an alternate 1940 in which Nazi Germany was victorious over the British Empire. Jackboot Britain is a nightmare world; the book tells a harrowing tale of militarisation, dehumanisation, prejudice, power and war, as it follows the trials and tribulations of a range of characters from various walks of life, as they struggle to exist in a Europe - and occupied UK - ruled by the Germany of Adolf Hitler. From a platoon of captured British troops held as prisoners of war, to Major Jochen Wolf and the conflicted, and conflicting men of the SS in whose care they are placed; to the band of auxiliary partisans in the underground British resistance, anti-fascist veterans of the Spanish Civil War; to Naomi, a young, female Jewish teacher in Leeds and her clever, quirky male friend; Maisie a London shopgirl and Hans, an unwilling German soldier drafted to the Wehrmacht; Bill Wilson; ageing, monosyllabic alcoholic in a Bloomsbury pub; a humanist-libertarian journalist of renown; four young conscripts to the German Wehrmacht occupation force; Charlie, a disabled cockney street kid; the men of the SS Einsatzgruppen (action groups), whose 'police' work in occupied countries was a euphemism for murder and suppression; to the SS leaders themselves and their machinations for power and internecine intrigues, including "The Blond Beast", one of the 20th century's most notorious villains in SS and Police General Reinhard 'The Hangman' Heydrich himself... The tapestry of their lives is woven through the powerful tale of a dystopian world that could have been... Every aspect of ugliness and suppression associated with the barbarism of Nazi policy - from the genocidal aggression of the Security Police and SD in occupied territories to the devilish work in the shadows of the Gestapo secret police; the dehumanisation of entire races and those otherwise 'unsuitable' deemed 'life unworthy of life'; the institutionalisation of scientific racism, the glorification of war and military conquest and its effects on a generation raised under its influence; the persecutions, the lust for power; the awful internment system of the concentration camps and the savage lethality of German policy in every sphere of life is explored in this wide-ranging alternate history novel; a book that harkens to the hellish years of German atrocities across continental Europe, by showing the terrifying possibilities of what could have been in a Nazi-occupied Britain... Jackboot Britain depicts the grim realities of a Nazi Britain and Hitler's Europe through the lives and deaths, triumphs, setbacks and tragedies of this diverse range of characters, all of whom are caught up in the carnage and chaos of war in this story of love and loss, hope and fear, prejudice, cruelty and power. Each tale runs its course through a nightmare that seems unimaginable to the modern British sensibility, but that at one, disquieting moment in modern history, threatened to engulf the world whole. As each character manoeuvres in the dark shadow of National Socialism and its jackbooted armies, we see each story unfold as they near their own powerful conclusions, each trapped by the malevolent force that brought unparalleled suffering and chaos to the world. Jackboot Britain, by Daniel S. Fletcher (2011) - a debut novel.