Joseph Robert Conroy (August 24, 1938 – December 30, 2014) was an author of alternate history novels. He lived in suburban Detroit and was a semiretired business and economics history teacher. Following his early retirement, Conroy first became interested in alternate history after studying recently discovered plans by Kaiser Wilhelm for an invasion of the United States, which formed the basis for his first novel 1901. Possessing an MBA, Conroy was a professor at Macomb Community College who taught business and economic history. Married for over 40 years, he had one daughter and two grandchildren. On December 30, 2014, he died from cancer.
Himmler's War, (2011) ISBN 978-1451637618, deals with what might have happened if Hitler had been killed in 1944, and leadership of Nazi Germany had passed to Himmler, who then adopts a considerably different strategy.
North Reich, (2012) ASINB008BVXZXO (e-book only), considers if Britain had surrendered to Nazi Germany, and had a fascist regime installed across the Commonwealth and Empire, with Canada becoming a base from which Germany prepares to launch a war against the United States.
Rising Sun, (2012) ISBN 978-1451638516, is set in the aftermath of a Japanese victory at the Battle of Midway, in which Japan launches an invasion of Alaska and conducts carrier-based airstrikes against the West Coast of the United States.
Liberty 1784: The Second War for Independence, (2014) ISBN 978-1476736273, depicts the aftermath of a British victory in the American Revolutionary War and the last stand of the remaining uncaptured American founders in what would have been Chicago, which has been renamed Liberty.