Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is a Back to School/Learning freebie. I've always been a history buff - it was one of my majors in college, and for a few years I worked as a historian. When I saw that this week's topic was all about school, learning, required reading, etc., I thought it would be fun to put together a list of books that put a unique spin on the historical events and people we've all learned about in school. While they are all based somewhat in reality, these alternate history books take a look at all the "what ifs..."
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith: What if the 16th President of the United States led a secret double life as a vampire hunter?
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: Zombies rise during the Civil War.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: What if the Underground Railroad was an actual working railroad?
The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove: The outcome of the Civil War is changed by time travelers from the future who bring modern weapons to the Confederate Army.
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick: How the United States would be changed had the Axis powers won World War II.
11/22/63 by Stephen King: A man goes back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Making History by Stephen Fry: What if Hitler had never been born?
Deck Z: The Titanic. Unsinkable. Undead. by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon: A zombie virus is unleashed on the doomed ocean liner.
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson: An epic imagining of what it would have been like if the Black Plague had killed 99% of the population of Europe.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows: A fun and light-hearted spin on the 9-day reign of Lady Jane Grey in England.
What are some of your favorite alternate history books?