What If?: the World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

What If?: the World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

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With its in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past, this amazing book of essays ponders what might have been if things had gone differently in history. Featuring Stephen J. Ambrose, John Keegan, and many others.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0425176428
  • 9780425176429
  • 331,476

About Stephen E. Ambrose

Robert Cowley is the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Cowley has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing.
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Table of contents

List of illustrations
Introduction by Robert Cowley
Infectious Alternatives - William H. McNeil
The Plague that Saved Jerusalem, 701 B.C.
A Good Night's Sleep Can Do Wonders - Barbara N. Porter
No Glory That Was Greece - Victor Davis Hanson
The Persians Win at Salamis, 480 B.C.Conquest Denied - Josiah Ober
The Premature Death of Alexander the Great
Furor Teutonicus - The Teutoburg
Forest, A.D. 9 - Lewis H. Lapham
The Dark Ages Made Lighter - Barry S. Strauss
The Consequences of Two Defeats
The Death That Saved Europe - Cecelia Holland
The Mongols Turn Back, 1242
If Only It Had Not Been Such a Wet Summer - Theodore K. Rabb
The Critical Decade of the 1520s
If the Holy League Hadn't Dithered - Peter Pierson
The Immolation of Hernán Cortés - Ross Hassig
Tenochtitlán, June 30, 1521
The Repulse of the English Fireships - Geoffrey Parker
The Spanish Armada Triumphs, August 8, 1588
Unlikely Victory - Thomas Fleming
Thirteen Ways the Americans Could Have Lost the Revolution
George Washington's Gamble - Ira D. Gruber
What the Fog Wrought - David McCullough
The Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776
Ruler of the World - Alistair Horne
Napoleon's Missed Opportunities
Napoleon Wins at Waterloo - Caleb Carr
If the Lost Order Hadn't Been Lost - James M. McPherson
Robert E. Lee Humbles the Union, 1862
A Confederate Cannae and Other Scenarios - Stephen W. Sears
How the Civil War Might Have Turned Out Differently
Vietnam in America, 1865 - Tom Wicker
The What Ifs of 1914 - Robert Cowley
The World War That Should Have Never Been
Bismarck's Empire: Stillborn - James Chace
Thanks, But No Cigar - David Clay Large
The Armistice of Desperation - Dennis E. Showalter
How Hitler Could Have Won the War - John Keegan
The Drive for the Middle East, 1941
What a Taxi Driver Wrought - Williamson Murray
Triumph of the Dictators - David Fromkin
Our Midway Disaster - Theodore F. Cook, Jr.
Japan Springs a Trap, June 4, 1942
The Case of the Missing Carriers - Elihu Rose
D Day Fails - Stephen A. Ambrose
Atomic Alternatives in Europe
The Soviet Invasion of Japan - Robert Cowley
Funeral in Berlin - David Clay Large
The Cold War Turns Hot
China Without Tears - Arthur Waldron
If Chiang Kai-shek Hadn't Gambled in 1946
A Quagmire Avoided? - Ted Morgan
The End - Robert L. O'Connell
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