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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of The Proteus Operation

J. P. Hogan’s 1985 book, the Proteus Operation focuses on science fiction and adoption of alternate history. Time travel is used to enable Hitler to win World War II. It basis the story on time management to change the events.

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Author: James P. Hogan

Genre: Sci-Fi/ Alternate History

Pages: 403

Goodreads Rating: 3.72 of 5

My Rating: 9 of 10

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Review and Summary of the Proteus Operation

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

The year is 2025, and the world is a peaceful and economically thriving utopia. In this version of history, World War II never happened. This means that the cold war did not happen and Nagasaki and Hiroshima never experienced atomic bomb events. Hitler never ascended to power, deleting all history of the Nazi concentration camps.

The event may not amuse some of the oldest and rich groups in the economy. War is good for some wealth groups and it enriches the already affluent groups. With that being said, the rich and powerful families secretly agree to make a time machine and to go back to the year 1925. They ultimately change the course of this revealed history. They built it secretly and opened the gate in the year 1925.

The main aim of the move is to foster Nazism. Warfare techniques such as strategies and atomic bombs became critical. They want Adolf Hitler to move in and create a world of chaos, wherein their present and future, the world will be of disorder and they can take it over.

In the newly created alternate history, Hitler steps in and wins the Second World War, and by the year 1975, America is the only surviving state of a beleaguered outpost of democracy. The final attack is near.

Among the experts sent the current situation only hopes for humanity. They gain access to private government documents and with this help, open another gate that connects 1975 to 1939. This is a good turn, as it is the only way that the good guys can save the world.

Operative Claud Winslade and scientist Kurt Scholder are in this case the good guys. They foster this plan to enable another team to travel to 1939 to help Winston Churchill and the FDR rally to eliminate this new world of the Nazi threat.

The novel comprises many twists and turns as the writer continues the suspense levels.

Final Say on The Proteus Operation

I give this book a rating of 9 out of 10 for its great captivity of the reader’s mind, creating suspense and unforeseeable plot twists. It is a great read, and it will definitely be irresistible to WWII fans. The book does not give us any hope for a sequel as the ending is clear. 

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