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What might have been : leading historians on twelve "what ifs" of history

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout history, great and terrible events have often hinged upon sheer luck. Tiny changes to great enterprises can produce profoundly different results. Andrew Roberts assembles a team of 12  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Counterfactual histories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Roberts
ISBN: 0297848771 9780297848776
OCLC Number: 55107702
Notes: "Imaginary history from twelve leading historians"--Spine.
Description: xv, 188 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Spanish Armada lands in England / Anne Somerset --
The Gunpowder Plot succeeds / Antonia Fraser --
King Charles I wins the English Civil War / John Adamson --
Benedict Arnold wins the Revolutionary War for Britain / Robert Dowley --
Napoleon triumphs in Russia / Adam Zamoyski --
The Trent incident leads to war / Amanda Foreman --
Archduke Franz Ferdinand survives Sarajevo / Norman Stone --
Lenin is assassinated at the Finland Station / Andrew Roberts --
Stalin flees Moscow in 1941 / Simon Sebag Montefiore --
The Japanese do not attack Pearl Harbor / Conrad Black --
The Brighton bomb kills Margaret Thatcher / Simon Heffer --
The chads fall off in Florida / David Frum.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Andrew Roberts.
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'Stimulating, provocative and playful, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, is everything on looks for in a collection of essays.' -- Graham Stewart LITERARY REVIEW 'a gifted team of authors evnisages alternative Read more...

 
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