DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day
Divergence: 1962 CE
What if: The Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into nuclear warfare after the United States invaded Cuba in response to a U-2 shootdown. When all is over the Soviet Union has ceased to exist, but the United States has lost Washington, DC; New York; San Diego; and most civil liberties.
Summary: In 1972, a reporter for a Boston newspaper investigates the murder of an old vet, but the crime turns out to have much larger implications when he finds that the victim had been a military liaison stationed at the White House 10 years before.
Published: Putnam's 1999 (0399144986BUY); Little, Brown UK 1999 (0316646458, 0316848662); Jove 2000 (0515129496BUY), CreateSpace 2013 (1484183886BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: Nederlands by Rogier van Kappel as Vuur uit de Hemel, Meulenhoff 1999 (9029057629).
Awards: Winner: 1999 Sidewise Award for best long-form alternate history.
Web link: Resurrection Day