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What Ifs? of American History

What Ifs? of American History

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Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker,

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Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker, Theodore Rabb, Victor David Hansen, Cecelia Holland, Andrew Roberts, Ted Morgan, George Feifer, Robert L. O'Connell, Lawrence Malkin, and John F. Stacks.

Included are two essential bonus essays reprinted from the original New York Times bestseller What If?-David McCullough imagines Washington's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, and James McPherson envisions Lee's successful invasion of the North in 1862.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425198186
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/07/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
543,831
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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What Ifs? of American History 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This would a fine addition to any history library. It takes seventeen events, such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Watergate, and postulates what might have happened if they'd gone just a little differently. The results are entirely plausible and very often surprising. The essays are very well written. This will be hard to put down once you've started.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This continues Robert Cowley's series on speculating what happens if one key fact in history turns the other way. Two essays are reprints from prior books.
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