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

Author: Robert Cowley; Stephen E Ambrose; John Cunningham; Janet Zarish
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, ℗1999.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This provocative collection of essays features today's foremost historians speculating on these "what ifs", providing a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cowley; Stephen E Ambrose; John Cunningham; Janet Zarish
ISBN: 0743518608 9780743518604
OCLC Number: 51198546
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by John Cunningham & Janet Zarish.
Description: 13 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: v. 1. : Reshaping the 20th century. disc 1. The peach of 1914 : the World War that wasn't / by Robert Cowley --
disc 2. How Hitler could have won the war : the drive for the Middle East / by John Keegan. Our Midway disaster : Japan springs a trap, June 4, 1942 (beginning) / by Theodore F. Cook, Jr. --
disc 3. Our Midway disaster ... (end) / by Theodore F. Cook, Jr. --
D-Day fails : atomic alternatives in Europe / by Stephen E. Ambrose. Funeral in Berlin : the Cold War turns hot (beginning) / by David Clay Large --
disc 4. Funeral in Berlin ... (end) / by David Clay Large. China without tears : if Chiang hadn't gambled in 1946 / by Arthur Waldron --
v. 2. Watersheds, revolutions, and rebellions. disc 5. The repulse of the English fireships : the Spanish Armada triumphs / by Geoffrey Parker. Unlikely victory : thirteen ways the Americans could have lost the Revolution (beginning) / by Geoffrey Parker --
disc 6. Unlikely victory ... (end) / by Geoffrey Parker. What the fog wrought : the Revolution's Dunkirk / by David McCullough --
disc 7. Ruler of the world : Napoleon's missed opportunities / by Alistair Horne. If the order hadn't been lost : Robert E. Lee humbles the Union (beginning) / by James M. McPherson --
disc 8. If the order hadn't been lost ... (end) / by James M. McPherson. A Confederate Cannae and other scenarios : how the Civil War might have turned out differently / by Stephen W. Sears --
v. 3. Ancient wars that shaped our world. disc 9. Infectious alternatives : the plague that saved Jerusalem / by William H. McNeill. No glory that was Greece : the Persians win at Salamis (beginning) / by Victor Davis Hanson --
disc 10. No Glory that was Greece ... (end) / by Victor Davis Hanson. Conquest denied : Alexander the Great's premature death / by Josiah Ober --
disc 11. Furor Teutonicus : the Teutoburg / by Lewis H. Lapham. The Dark Ages made lighter : the consequences of two defeats (beginning) / by Barry S. Strauss --
disc 12. The Dark Ages made lighter ... (end) / by Barry S. Strauss. The death that saved Europe : the Mongols turn back / by Cecelia Holland. If only it had not been such a wet summer (beginning) / by Theodore K. Rabb --
disc 13. If only it had not been such a wet summer (end) / by Theodore K. Rabb. The immolation of Hernan Cortes / by Ross Hassig.
Other Titles: Reshaping the 20th century.
Watersheds, revolutions, and rebellions.
Ancient wars that shaped our world.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Cowley ; essays by Stephen E. Ambrose [and others].

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This provocative collection of essays features today's foremost historians speculating on these "what ifs", providing a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events.

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