Turtledove, Harry. Joe Steele
Divergence: 1879 CE
What if: Joseph Dzugashvili was born in the United States.
Summary: After the suspicious death of Franklin Roosevelt, Joe Steele captures the 1932 Democractic presidential nomination and goes on to defeat Herbert Hoover and bring totalitarianism to the USA.
Published: NAL/Roc 2015 (0451472187BUY).
Published: Revised and expanded from "Joe Steele", in Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian (eds. Janis Ian and Mike Resnick), DAW 2003 (0756401771BUY); and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection (ed. Gardner Dozois), St. Martin's/Griffin 2004 (0312324782BUY, 0312324790BUY), v.t. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 17, Robinson 2004 (1841199249).
Awards: Finalist: 2015 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.