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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk Some of these eminent historians are nothing of the kind; several aren't even historians but novelists or journalists The essays dealing with the modern era roughly half the book tend to be Cold Warriorish andor fanatically deterministic No matter what any historical figure might have done things come out or less the sa

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    Robert Cowley Ü 3 summary Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk I received the first What If? volume along with Virtual History as a gift in high school a well intentioned gift as the gift giver kne

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    characters What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been Robert Cowley Ü 3 summary read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Robert Cowley I recently read and liked What If about military battles that could have gone otherwise and the conseuences to world history that would have

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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Robert Cowley Overall a reasonable and interesting read One major problem with the book is that the contributors often “chicken out” when discussing their particular alternative historical scenario They will provide all the backgro

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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk A good history read but every essayist has their own styles which means they do not particularly mesh well together Some are really interesting some start out interesting and then lose momentum others are uninteresting from the start But the book still has a subject matter worth paying attention to with hypothetical ide

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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk I'm a sucker for alternate ending scenerios This is a great source from a military strategist who ponders the idea of what if something happened differently during major military engagements and how the alternate outcome might affect today Fascinating

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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk A fun collection of short essays of alternate history

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    characters What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been Robert Cowley Ü 3 summary Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk A great collection of some of the best historians and their take on past events and people

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    Online read What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been AUTHOR Robert Cowley – vbulletin–mods.co.uk Another proof that historians are not writers the uestions are interesting but the conservative outcome of the answers is disappointing to say the least

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    characters What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Robert Cowley Robert Cowley Ü 3 summary If I am to be perfectly honest this collection didn’t really meet my expectations neither in regard of selection of topics nor dept

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If I am to be perfectly honest this collection didn t really meet my expectations neither in regard of selection of topics nor depth of analysis didn t really meet my expectations neither in regard of selection of topics nor depth of analysis majority of the tweaks discussed in this book are in my opinion at least too vast in scope for anyone to even be able to speculate about their effects The first essay in this book is a perfect example if Jesus of Nazareth managed to live to an old age is it even possible to provide a credible speculation about how it would affect what today is one of major religions of the world Other essays in THIS COLLECTION GAVE ME A DISTINCT IMPRESSION OF NOT collection gave me a distinct impression of not counterfactual history at all but rather arguments for or criticisms of actual historical decisions the essay arguing against Eisenhower s broad approach strategy in late 1944 and one arguing for use of atomic weapons against Japan in 1945 are probably best examples of this type of essays in this book And finally there was a couple of essays about topics which I personally uestion deserve to be analyzed from counter factual perspective For example battle of Hastings was regardless of what the author claims a local event and I fail to see how Harold Godwinson s victory would have affected the big picture And while I found the essay about effect of introduction of potatoes to European society to be one of the most interesting in this collection it was because it mostly discussed those effects who would have thought history of potato was so fascinating But the premise of that particular essay that Pizarro failed to find potatoes to be begin with how was that supposed to happen It was the major crop of the area after allIn my opinion counterfactual history discussions are historian s euivalent of kids arguing who would win in a fight between Superman And Batman They and Batman They universally pointless They have serious potential to ruffle some feathers But if the point of contention is selected wisely and argued cleverly they can also be a lot 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 A second volume of historical speculation by experts in the field wonders what if Socrates had died on the battlefield at Delium or Eisenhower had finished off the Nazis in 1944 among other intriguing scenariosContentsSocrates dies at Delium 424 BC Victor Davis Hanson Not by a nose the triumph of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium 31 BC Josiah Ober Pontius Pilate spares Jesus Carlos MN Eir. ,

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What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have BeenEssays of alternate history A good history read but every essayist has their own styles which means they do not particularly mesh well together Some are really interesting some start out interesting and then lose momentum others are uninteresting from the start But the book still has a subject matter worth paying attention to with hypothetical ideas of what might have happened if things were different and that at least provides a solid platform to pay attention to I recently read and liked What If about military battles that could have gone otherwise and the conseuences to world history recently read and liked What If about military battles that could have gone otherwise and the conseuences to world history would have probably occurredThe followup book What If 2 is about world not military events that could have gone otherwise Too ma Some of these eminent historians are nothing of the kind several aren t even historians but novelists or ournalists The essays dealing with the modern era roughly half the book tend to be Cold Warriorish andor fanatically deterministic No matter what any historical figure might have done things come out or less the same as they did in real life This not only undermines the purpose of the book it suggests rigidity of the imagination and a belief that the individual has no power to shape the "course of events so we d might as well all stay home and let the authorities do as "of events so we d might as well all stay home and let the authorities do as pleaseThe essays dealing with earlier events are somewhat better I enjoyed the piece in which the French don t go to war in 1870 while recognizing its fancifulness The same goes for an eually pleasant but extravagant fantasy in which Mark Antony defeats Octavian and a hypothetical Cleopatra IX goes on to become pope More sensible and fairly stimulating are essays in which Luther is executed before the Reformation gets fully underway and there is war instead of a Munich agreement in 1938 But the writer who argues that the Nazis would have collapsed like a house of cards had Pius XII Spoken Sternly To Them Is Perhaps A Little Too Imaginativ. sternly to them is perhaps a little too imaginativ. The War of 1938 Williamson Murray Prime Minister Halifax Great Britain makes peace with Germany 1940 Andrew Roberts The boys who saved Australia 1942 James Bradley Enigma uncracked David Kahn Pius XII protests the Holocaust Robert Katz VE Day November 11 1944 Caleb Carr The Führer in the dock Roger Spiller No bomb no end the Operation Olympic disaster Japan 1945 Richard B Frank The presidency of Henry Wallace James Chace A tale of three congressmen 1948 America without Nixon Johnson and Kennedy Lance Morrow What if Pizarro had not found potatoes in Peru William H McNeil. ,
F fun Essays in this collection completely validated my first point confirmed to certain degree the second one but failed to entertain me in the way that I expect from this type of book A great collection of some of the best historians and their take on past events and people I m a sucker for alternate ending scenerios This is a great source from a military strategist who ponders the idea of what if something happened differently during major military engagements and how the alternate outcome might affect today Fascinating Overall a reasonable and interesting read One major problem with the book is that the contributors often chicken out when discussing their particular alternative historical scenario They will provide all the background concerning the scenario but there will ust be a couple of paragraphs on what could have happened differently There are however a couple of authors who are brave and give almost their whole piece to the alternative happenings for example what if Jesus hadn t been crucified Christianity still results but in a different form closer to Judaism and if Anthony and Cleopatra had won the war against Augustus a bipolar Mediterranean a powerful Egypt instead of ust Rome Definitely better than the first volume less military focused I received the first What If volume along with Virtual History as the first volume less military focused I received the first "What If volume along with Virtual History as gift in high school a well intentioned gift as the gift "If volume along with Virtual History as gift in high school a well intentioned gift as the gift knew I liked to study and read history I didn t particularly care for them but upon receiving them and upon completing them I thanked the gift giver for their generous and thoughtful gifts When asked if I enjoyed them to spare their feelings I said that I didReceiving this book as a gift a few years later I feel is a strong argument against the telling of white lies Another proof that historians are not writers the uestions are interesting but the conservative outcome of the answers is disappointing to say the least A fun collection of short. E Repulse at Hastings October 14 1066 Cecelia Holland The Chinese discovery of the New World 15th century Theodore F Cook Jr Martin Luther burns at the stake 1521 Geoffrey Parker If Charles I had not left Whitehall August 1641 Theodore K Rabb Napoleon's invasion of North America Thomas Fleming If Lincoln had not freed the slaves Tom Wicker France turns the other cheek July 1870 Alistair Horne The election of Theodore Roosevelt 1912 John Lukacs The Great War torpedoed Robert L O'Connell No Finland Station George Feifer The luck of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Geoffrey C Ward.
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