Ever wonder what would have happened had the United States not been involved in World War 2? Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen attempt to answer that in this alternative history novel: 1945.
In this alternate history, Adolf Hitler was in a coma because of a plain crash just before Pearl Harbor. As a result, Nazi Germany did not declare war on the USA, instead focusing on Soviet Russia. As a result, the Pacific War was fought and won without the use of Atomic weapons. Nazi won the European War and forced Great Britain into a cease fire. With Hitler revived, he sets his sights to England and America.
In America, a leak is causing problems for Navy Intelligence Martel who is puzzled by the word Manhattan as a code. He gets recruited by the OSS and it soon realized that a Nazi strike force is in the country and heading for the mysterious Manhattan. What does this mean? Can Martel stop the strike force before they cause irreparable harm before the upcoming war with the Nazi regime.
The book takes a look at history and flips it over in a good way. It combines fictional characters like President Anderson and Martel with real historical characters like Winston Churchill. It feels like this could have truly happened. The books ends in a cliffhanger and I hope the authors write a sequel soon.
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