History is made, sometimes, by the strangest quirks of fate. A forgotten briefcase decides the fate of millions? The Bismark was actually sent to be sunk? A nuclear-tipped ICBM was almost launched at New York? Who was the failed soap factory owner who sealed the fate of the Reich? What about the enemy balloon that shut down America’s nuke program? One man’s assassination was all that prevented Japan from bombing the Panama Canal? And another man’s death cost Italy victory in north Africa?
Here’s an alternative history of World War II covering the obscure men, bizarre weapons, forgotten blunders and near misses that determined the outcome. By Frank Joseph. Softcover, 284 pages.