Imperial America: If The 1776 Revolution Had Failed

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
In August 1776, the King's Army had George Washington boxed up on the Brooklyn Heights with almost his whole Army. For reasons which have never been satisfactorily explained, the King's commander, Gen William Howe, set his troops to digging trenches instead of the logical thing: attacking and destroying or capturing George Washington and most of the Continental Army. He dug trenches for 2 days, giving Washington time to send fishermen to New York City to get fishing boats for their overnight escape. The rest was history.

This book is not history. This is counter-history, sometimes called alternate history or uchrome. This book explores what could have happened if Gen Howe had done the logical thing and ended the revolution on Brooklyn Heights, on 27 August 1776. How would America, Britain and the world be different today?

Others have written on this topic. Nihil novus sub solis. What makes this book different is that it is not a pure storybook and it explains its conclusions, so its conclusions are more credible. Also, it does dramatise the history, so it is not a pure history book. Hopefully, it is both enjoyable and accurate.

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Submitted: August 17, 2012

Chapter 1 Apocalypse (Tuesday 27 August 1776) George Washington stretched his spyglass as far as it would go, to get the clea... Read Chapter

The Messenger

Submitted: August 13, 2012

Gen Howe sends a famous messenger to carry his letter to Congress. Read Chapter

The End Of The Journey

Submitted: August 17, 2012

George Washington speaks to Congress. Read Chapter

Talk About Peace, Action About Victory

Submitted: August 17, 2012

After trying and failing in peace talks, Gen Howe resumes winning the war, this time targetting Congress, to destroy their ability to lead the revolution. Read Chapter

The Silent Majority Shouts

Submitted: August 20, 2012

At last Gen Lord Howe finds Americans he can talk to. Read Chapter