By Frank Joseph. A forgotten briefcase decides the fate of millions?
A massive German battleship was actually sent to be sunk?
A nuclear-tipped ICBM was almost launched at New York City?
Who was the failed soap factory owner who sealed the fate of the Reich—eight years before the war started?
What about the enemy balloon that shut down America’s nuclear program?
One man’s assassination was all that prevented Japan from bombing the Panama Canal?
And another man’s death was what cost Italy victory in North Africa?
World War Two Turning Points is an alternative history of mankind’s most crucial military conflict. As such, it does not regurgitate the same, all-too-familiar versions of the past, consistently repeated by mainstream scholars since 1945.
Instead, this unconventional Revisionist tome is the result of newly discovered and often neglected information about the sometimes obscure men, bizarre weapons, under-appreciated decisions, forgotten blunders and near misses that really determined the course and outcome of the Second World War.
The author, a U.S. Department of Defense feature writer, whose published articles have appeared in military magazines here and abroad, combines a lifetime of research and world travels to offer an unprecedented panorama of the 20th century’s pivotal conflict. It opens with the war’s single most fateful factor—namely, Allied success in breaking the Axis diplomatic and military codes.
But there were many more oft-neglected “turning points.” These previously unknown events were the real if invisible hinge factors behind the more famous battles at places like Midway, Berlin, Stalingrad, El Alamein, Normandy and many others.
Accordingly, World War Two Turning Points shows how the international clash was really a story of Allied inevitabilities and Axis lost opportunities. Less of one—or more of another—by so much as a subtle degree could have decided hostilities much differently from their historic conclusion.
Softcover, 284 pages