9 Alternative History Books That Will Make Your Head Spin

9 Alternative History Books That Will Make Your Head Spin

Alternate takes on history have been making news lately with the recent announcement that the minds behind Game of Thrones will be tackling a series centered around a victorious southern Confederacy. The act of taking real events and turning them on their heads is nothing new of course. Imaginative authors have been doing it for years. If you like reading about nefarious Nazis and scrappy little guys, then this is the book list for you!     The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead   Image courtesy of The Underground Railroad   Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and 2016 National Book …

E.L. Doctorow, Master of Historical Fiction, Dies at 84

E.L. Doctorow, Master of Historical Fiction, Dies at 84

E.L. Doctorow, one of America’s greatest writers, has died. He was 84 years old and passed away from lung cancer complications on June 21 in Manhattan. Doctorow was known for his works of historical fiction. His best known novel is Ragtime, a 1975 novel set in pre-war New York City, which was adapted into a popular musical. He also wrote Billy Bathgate, The March, World’s Fair, and Welcome to Hard Times, among other novels. E.L. Doctorow was one of America’s greatest novelists. His books taught me much, and he will be missed. — President Obama (@POTUS) July 22, 2015 The author was …