More what If?: Eminent Historians Imagine what Might Have Been

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Robert Cowley
Pan, 2003 - Imaginary histories - 427 pages
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'Marvellously entertaining as well as thought-provoking - the finest intellectual parlour-game around.' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph More What If?, the sequel to the acclaimed What If? examines history's most fascinating what-might have-beens. More of the world's leading historians, including Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K Rabb, Cecilia Holland and Caleb Carr postulate on what might so easily have been. Concentrating on the crucial and the seemingly insignificant, What If? 2 is an entertaining and brilliantly provocative look at the way our world could easily have been.What if William hadn't conquered? What if the enigma code remained uncracked? And would this even matter if Lord Halifax had become Prime Minister rather than Churchill? This selection of alternative history is both provocative and stimulating and gives us a valuable insight into the way things could so easily have been.Praise for the What If? series "Anyone interested in...History in general will find it fascinating to read" Spectator "Pure, almost illicit pleasure" Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph "A top-class bed-side read" Financial Times

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This is a set of essays dealing with issues that might have gone in two or more directions if one or two things had turned out differently. The twenty-five essays cover topics ranging from the absence ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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