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    DescriptionEdited by Niall Ferguson, "Virtual History" applies 'counterfactual' arguments to decisive moments in modern history. What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had invaded Britain in 1940? What if Nazi Germany had defeated the Soviet Union? How would England look if there had been no Cromwell? What if there had been no American Revolution? And what if John F. Kennedy had lived? In this acclaimed book, leading historians from Andrew Roberts to Michael Burleigh challenge the complacency of traditional accounts, exploring what might have been if nine of the most decisive moments in modern history had never happened. "Quite brilliant, inspiring for the layman and an enviable tour de force for the informed reader...A wonderful book...lucid, exciting and easy to read". ("Literary Review"). "Ferguson constructs an entire scenario starting with Charles I's defeat of the Covenanters, running through three revolutions that did not happen and climaxing with the collapse of the West, ruled by an Anglo-American empire, in the face of a mighty transcontinental, tsarist Russian imperium...A welcome, optimistic assault on an intellectual heresy". ("Sunday Times"). "A talented and imaginative team who tackle with counterfactual verve a series of turning points". ("Daily Telegraph"). Niall Ferguson (editor) is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of "Paper and Iron", "The House of Rothschild", "The Pity of War", "The Cash Nexus", "Empire", "Colossus", "The War of the World" and "The Ascent of Money".


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    Title
    Virtual History
    Subtitle
    Alternatives and Counterfactuals
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niall Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 384 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241952252
    ISBN 10: 0241952255
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 901.12
    DC21: 901.12
    Thema V1.0: N
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    05 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Niall Ferguson (editor) is one of Britain's most renowned historians. He is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschild, The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus, Empire, Colossus, The War of the World and The Ascent of Money. He also writes regularly for newspapers and magazines all over the world.
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    Quite brilliant, inspiring for the layman and an enviable tour de force for the informed reader ... A wonderful book ... lucid, exciting and easy to read Literary Review Ferguson constructs an entire scenario starting with Charles I's defeat of the Covenanters, running through three revolutions that did not happen and climaxing with the collapse of the West, ruled by an Anglo-American empire, in the face of a mighty transcontinental, tsarist Russian imperium ... A welcome, optimistic assault on an intellectual heresy Sunday Times A talented and imaginative team who tackle with counterfactual verve a series of turning points Daily Telegraph