What If? II: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

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What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis Hanson, Cecelia Holland, Alistair Horne, David Kahn, Robert Katz, John Lukacs, William H. McNeill, Lance Morrow, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober, Robert L. O'Connell, Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Andrew Roberts, Roger Spiller, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Tom Wicker.

Author Biography

Robert Cowley is the editor of What If?TM: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, No End Save Victory: Perspectives on World War II, and With My Face to the Enemy: Perspectives on the Civil War, and the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Cowley, who has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing, lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Socrates Dies at Delium, 424 B.C.p. 1
Not by a Nosep. 23
Pontius Pilate Spares Jesusp. 48
Repulse at Hastings, October 14, 1066p. 68
The Chinese Discovery of the New World, 15th Centuryp. 85
Martin Luther Burns at the Stake, 1521p. 105
If Charles I Had Not Left Whitehall, August 1641p. 120
Napoleon's Invasion of North Americap. 134
If Lincoln Had Not Freed the Slavesp. 152
France Turns the Other Check, July 1870p. 165
The Election of Theodore Roosevelt, 1912p. 181
The Great War Torpedoedp. 195
No Finland Stationp. 210
The Luck of Franklin Delano Rooseveltp. 236
The War of 1938p. 255
Prime Minister Halifaxp. 279
The Boys Who Saved Australia, 1942p. 291
Enigma Uncrackedp. 305
Pius XII Protests the Holocaustp. 317
VE Day - November 11, 1944p. 333
The Fuhrer in the Dockp. 344
No Bomb: No Endp. 366
The Presidency of Henry Wallacep. 382
A Tale of Three Congressmen, 1948p. 404
What If Pizarro Had Not Found Potatoes in Peru?p. 413
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