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 Posted: Thu Jan 22nd, 2009 02:51 am
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Alternate history is a sub-genre I suppose of historical fiction. Harry Turtledove, who apparently writes only alternate history of varying time periods, has wrote several during the civil war and based off the idea of a confederate victory during the civil war. I don't care for alternate history in general (I think my recent post in the reader reviews of Gingriches trilogy would be ample to make this determination), but its out there if any are interested.

The only historical fiction I have ever really enjoyed was "The killer angels". "God's and Generals", I thought, was decent-the movie was terrible though (IMO).

That being said, I will never condemn this genre-anything that can get people interested in history is ok in my book-whether I myself enjoy it or not.

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