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What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays

Author: Robert Cowley; Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: New York : Putnam, ©1999.
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Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
What if?
New York : Putnam, ©1999
(OCoLC)607344234
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cowley; Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0399145761 9780399145766
OCLC Number: 41338197
Description: xiv, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Infectious alternatives : the plague that saved Jerusalem, 701B.C. / William H. McNeill --
A good night's sleep can do wonders / Barbara N. Porter --
No glory that was Greece : the Persians win at Salamis, 480 B.C. / Victor Davis Hanson --
Conquest denied : the premature death of Alexander the Great / Josiah Ober --
Furor Teutonicus : the Teutoburg forest, A.D. 9 / Lewis H. Lapham --
The dark ages made lighter : the consequences of two defeats / Barry S. Strauss --
The death that saved Europe : the Mongols turn back / Cecelia Holland --
If only it had not been such a wet summer : the critical decade of the 1520s / Theodore K. Rabb --
If the Holy League hadn't dithered / Peter Pierson --
The immolation of Hérnan Cortés : Tenochtitlán, June 30, 1521 / Ross Hassig --
The repulse of the English fireships : the Spanish Armada triumphs, August 8, 1588 / Geoffrey Parker --
Unlikely victory : thirteen ways the Americans could have lost the Revolution / Thomas Fleming --
George Washington's gamble / Ira D. Gruber --
What the fog wrought : the Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776 / David McCullough --
Ruler of the world : Napoleon's missed opportunities / Alistair Horne --
Napoleon wins at Waterloo / Caleb Carr --
If the lost order hadn't been lost : Robert E. Lee humbles the Union / James M. McPherson --
A Confederate Cannae and other scenarios : how the Civil War might have turned out differently / Stephen W. Sears --
Vietnam in America, 1865 / Tom Wicker --
The what ifs of 1914 : the world war that should never have been / Robert Cowley --
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 : the drive for the Middle East, 1941 / John Keegan --
What a taxi driver wrought / Williamson Murray --
Triumph of the dictators / David Fromkin --
Our midway disaster : Japan springs a trap, June 4, 1942 / Theodore F. Cook, Jr. --
The case of the missing carriers / Elihu Rose --
D Day fails : atomic alternatives in Europe / Stephen E. Ambrose --
The Soviet invasion of Japan / Robert Cowley --
Funeral in Berlin : the Cold War turns hot / David Clay Large --
China without tears : if Chiang Kai-shek hadn't gambled in 1946 / Arthur Waldron --
A quagmire avoided? / Ted Morgan --
The end / Robert L. O'Connell.
Responsibility: by Stephen E. Ambrose [and others] ; edited by Robert Cowley.
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Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently.

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