“This book presents a realistic scenario under which Germany could have developed and deployed atomic weapons to win the war against seemingly insurmountable odds,” says Cox.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
A new book is exploring what might have happened if Germany’s nuclear weapons program had flourished in the wake of a successful Hitler assassination.
In Hitler’s Ashes (published by iUniverse), author John T. Cox brings readers an alternative to history. Adolf Hitler approves the development of nuclear weapons in 1934, but pulls the plug on the program in 1940. Three years later, after several serious military defeats, he and other top Nazis are assassinated, and under the leadership of a new German chancellor, the atomic weapons program is revived. Germany successfully tests and then uses its atomic weapons to achieve victory and become the world’s only superpower.
“This book presents a realistic scenario under which Germany could have developed and deployed atomic weapons to win the war against seemingly insurmountable odds,” says Cox. “It reverses what we know as historical fact and offers a reasonable progression of events leading to Germany’s victory.”
Aiming to provide readers with a gripping storyline embedded among a historically accurate foundation, Cox presents extensive research and facts about real, influential individuals during World War II. Hitler’s Ashes also includes a simplified outline of prominent individuals in the book and their roles in the war.
An action-packed read that is both controversial and engaging, the book follows Germany in its emergence as the only world superpower. The global responsibilities that it then strives to meet while facing occasional opposition at home is reflective of current events today.
“The one thing I want readers to take away from Hitler’s Ashes is that we won World War II by the narrowest of margins,” says Cox. “If Hitler has been supportive of nuclear weapons development, we might all be speaking German and taking orders from Berlin.”
About the author
John T. Cox is a retired city planner who serves as a volunteer chaplain at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. He has maintained an interest in military affairs, particularly from the World War II and Cold War eras. Cox and his wife, Mary, live in North Miami.
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