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3.47  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  8 reviews
What if Adolf Hitler had died in World War One? What if the Russians had launched a nuclear attack during the Cold War? This title challenges our ideas of the world, and lets you explore the alternative past, presents and futures.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Walker & Company
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was immediately drawn in from the premise - I mean, who doesn't want to see history as we know it turned on its head and re-imagined (especially when it's done so by some top quality authors)? And on the whole, boy, did they deliver. Obviously, there were always going to be favourites and those I liked less, and in fact I found myself hoping that a couple would be full-length works rather than short stories. Take Updale's The Y2K Bug, for example. Does anyone know of a good read that explores ...more
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Truth is Dead edited by Marcus Sedgwick a book that has been made by several short stories that have been written by different authors. I think that is one of the most unique books I have ever read because I have never read a book with that kind of story line. It is a book that is very addicting and that had captured me a lot, as I was reading through the book I found out that the book was a mix of fiction and non fiction which means as I was reading I got little history lesson's in each cha ...more
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book which I thoroughly recommend to everyone.

I would not normally read a book like this from just looking at the cover / back, but decided to have a read as I was looking for stories by Marcus Sedgwick and was curious about this title.

When I started reading the book I only intended to read a couple of stories and read the rest another time, but once I started I could not stop reading and finished the book in a couple of hours. I really did enjoy it that much that I couldn't put it down.

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Nov 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
A thin volume of very short allohistorical stories that offer little in terms of challenging rethinking of the events they address. Other allohistorical anthologies exist, written by more insightful and challenging authors. One attribute I did like about this work was the breadth of time periods addressed (from ancient Palestine to 20th-century).
Feb 23, 2011 marked it as to-read

I find the most interesting things on the Bookwitch blog, which I read every morning. This sounds fascinating. Some of my favorite authors turn history on it's head.
Jun 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: History buffs
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I've only read the story about Jesus' Temptation. It was quite an interesting twist to the original story. I didn't read the rest as I knew too little about the events they were based on to be able to understand and enjoy it. ...more
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Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Hea ...more

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