What Ifs? of American History Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

ISBN-10: 0425198189

ISBN-13: 9780425198186

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert Cowley

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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 Timesbestseller What If?(tm)-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.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Robert Cowley is the cofounder & editor of "MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History" & the editor of the anthology "Experience of War".

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The Revolution of 1877
The Whale Against the Wolf: The Anglo-American War of 1896
No Pearl Harbor?: FDR Delays the War
If Eisenhower Had Gone to Berlin
Joe McCarthy's Secret Life
If the U-2 Hadn't Flown
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