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Altered pasts : counterfactuals in history

Author: Richard J Evans
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press/Historical Society of Israel, [2013]
Series: Menahem Stern Jerusalem lectures.
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What would have happened had Britain not entered the First World War but stood aside as a neutral non-belligerent? What might the result have been had Britain concluded a separate peace with Nazi Germany in 1940 or 1941? How would the British have behaved had they lost the Battle of Britain and been conquered and occupied by the armed forces of Hitler's Third Reich? Altered Pasts is a fascinating discussion of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Evans
ISBN: 9781611685374 1611685370 9781611685381 1611685389
OCLC Number: 861335156
Description: xviii, 150 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Wishful Thinking --
Visual History --
Future Fictions --
Possible Worlds --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Menahem Stern Jerusalem lectures.
Responsibility: Richard J. Evans.
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