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Making History

Making History

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They succeed, but what they did not know is that the world may had been better off with Hitler, than without Hitler. Students at Princeton are purely white and the only Black people on campus are manual workers; students feel free to harass them and use slurs. Obviously, Richard Curtis stole the idea for Yesterday from me as well – Mikey literally sings Yesterday at another character because there is no Beatles in this new world. I was thinking very hard in that period about the difference between Americans and English, and about where I came from, particularly my Jewish roots.

I think I read somewhere once that the first rule of timetravel is that you try to kill Hitler, and the second rule is that it either doesn't work, or things get even worse. I found myself really enjoying Stephen Fry's delve into a different history and the effects on the present. Together, they hatch a plan to modify the machine such that it can be used to send something back into time. Stephen Fry's working is admittedly engaging and smart and, not least of all, funny, but somehow Fry's famous wit does not work in this work of fiction.

In this alternative timeline, the Nazis won a mandate in the Reichstag in 1932 and built up an electronics industry of their own.

I learnt something about WW2 (and WW1) and have something to chew on with regards to human nature and the results of WW1. Or is it just the usual crisis of adulthood, something I was going to have to get used to until I doddered into oblivion?The book is an intriguing premise – two men decide, for very different reasons, to tamper with history by ensuring the one man responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany is never born. Wonderful, live and likeable characters (and some not likeable at all, of course) and has all the trademark Fry: English humor, wit, and beautiful language. It’s a foregone conclusion that the new world is going to be somehow less preferable to the old one, but it’s not immediately obvious how that’s the case. With the young man's detailed knowledge of Hitler's early life, the physics professor's project becomes much easier.

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