Book of the day: Alternate Histories of the World

Friday, July 29, 2016

The cover to Alternate Histories of the World, featuring an appearance by Rosie, the East River Monster!

Alternate Histories of the World by Matthew Buchholz makes history more interesting.
This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence. Learn how a mechanical man helped write America’s Declaration of Independence. Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World. View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age. More than 100 full-color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem.

Martian flying saucers assist the Continental Army in the Battle of Stony Point, 1779.

The robot who helped write the Declaration of Independence.

A view of the Great Wall of China, constructed over centuries to help control China’s Dinosaur herds.

A view of Beijing, 1870, with the great Mysterion laying waste to Western holdings.

A clay pot shard that shows Hercules engaged in one of his twelve labors, conquering one of the first known zombies.

A vintage campaign button from the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon/Tobor election sporting Tobor’s popular “No to Taxes, Yes to Death-Rays” slogan

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