Bova, Ben. Triumph. Tor 1993 (cover art by Tim Jacobus).
Bova, Ben. Triumph
Divergence: 1942 CE
What if: Franklin Roosevelt quit smoking in 1943, and two years later, Churchill ordered the assassination of Stalin in order to avert a Communist Eastern Europe.
Summary: When Stalin — rather than FDR — dies on Apr. 12, 1945, confusing the Soviet command structure and stalling the Russian advance on Berlin, the US decides to make its own drive for Berlin and sends the 101st Airborne and Patton's Third Army after Hitler.
Published: Tor 1993 (0312853599BUY), 1994 (0812520637BUY).