The Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War

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Greenhill, 2006 - History - 223 pages
This provocative alternate history looks at World War II from a new angle - what might have happened had the Germans taken Moscow in 1941. Based on authentic history and real possibilities, this book plays out the dramatic consequences of opportunities taken and examines the grotesque possibilities of a Third Reich triumphant. On September 30th, 1941, the Germans fight their way into the ruins of Moscow, and the Soviet Union collapses. Although Russian resistance continues, German ambition multiplies after this signal victory and offensives are launched in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Hitler's armies, assured of success, make their leader's dreams reality, and Allied hopes of victory seem to be hopelessly doomed.

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User Review  - Balthazar-Lawson - LibraryThing

One of the problems with alternate history novels is that in the end nothing really changes, only the journey is different. That is much the case with book. This is not a novel as such, but a history ... Read full review

Meaningless Attempt at WW II Fiction

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Occassionally one comes across a book which makes the reader wonder, why did the author bother? This is a book in point. I can see no earthly purpose that this book serves. The premise is what might ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of six books in the John Russell espionage series, set in WWII Berlin: Zoo Station, Silesian Station, Stettin Station, Potsdam Station, Lehrter Station, and Masaryk Station and the nonfiction work, Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II. He is also the author of the Jack McColl Series. The first book in the series is Jack of Spies published in May 2014 by Soho Crime an imprint of Soho Press.

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