[EBOOK/PDF] What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been author Robert Cowley
EBOOK/PDF What If? 2 Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been author Robert Cowley
I recently read and liked What If about military battles hat could have gone otherwise and Love Remains (Longing for Home the conseuenceso world history Botanicas 100 Best Bulbs for Your Garden that would have probably occurredThe followup book What If 2 is about world not military eventshat could have gone otherwise Too many of The Summer Kitchen (Blue Sky Hill the scenarios some of which are military in fact could have been better chosen in my opinion but a few are fascinating and makehis book worth looking for in Pretenders Games (Hearts of Rebellion the library1 What if Pontius Pilate had spared Jesus2 What ifhe Chinese Emperor had not stopped From Aargh! to Zap! the expeditions of his eunuch admiral inhe 15th Century3 What if Germany hadn Patina: 300 Coloration Effects for Jewelers Metalsmiths t helped Lenin reach St Petersburg in 19174 What if Pope Pius XII had protestedhe Holocaust5 What if World War Hulk the atomic bombs had not been dropped on Hiroshima and NagasakiNumber five forever layso rest in my mind anyway any doubt on Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! the use of atomic weapons in Japan Not diminishinghe lives Reaver (Lords of Deliverance, that were lost inhose The Baburnama two cities buthe evidence seems clear Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities that many Japanese lives would have been lost if we hadn used Rose Point (Her Instruments, the bombs That Japan in fact would have been invaded by Russia still smarting overhe Russo Japanese War of 1904 1905I look forward o What If 3 I m a sucker for alternate ending scenerios This is a great source from a military strategist who ponders he idea of what if something happened differently during ma Another proof Faith that historians are not writershe uestions are interesting but Hell High Water (THIRDS, the conservative outcome ofhe answers is disappointing Halloween Masks to sayhe least I received Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them the first What If volume along with Virtual History as a gift in high school a well intentioned gift ashe gift giver knew I liked Billionaire Bond (My Billionaire Boss, to study and read history I didn particularly care for The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art them but upon receivinghem and upon completing The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service them Ihanked Dry Cupping for Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Enjoy All the Benefits of Dry Cupping Therapy (English Edition) the gift giver forheir generous and houghtful gifts When asked if I enjoyed hem Jimi Hendrix to spareheir feelings I said The Magic that I didReceivinghis book as a gift a few years later I feel is a strong argument against Encyclopedia Of Historians And Historical Writing theelling of white lies A good history read but every essayist has O1419 - Graded Course of Violin Playing Book 2 their own styles which meanshey do not particularly mesh well A Compendium of the Mahayana together Some are really interesting some start out interesting andhen lose momentum others are uninteresting from Lost Causes: Narrative, Etiology, and Queer Theory (English Edition) eBook: Valerie Rohy: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. the start Buthe boo. 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 The Mirage of Global Markets today's greatest historical minds A second volume of historical speculation by experts inhe field wonders what if Socrates had died on Voices in the Night the battlefield at Delium or Eisenhower had finished offhe Nazis in 1944 among other intriguing scenariosContentsSocrates dies at Delium 424 BC Victor Davis Hanson Not by a nose Roaring Girls theriumph of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium 31 BC Josiah Ober Pontius Pilate spares Jesus Carlos MN Eir.
K still has a subject matter worth paying attention Grimoire of Aleister Crowley to with hypothetical ideas of what might have happened ifhings were different and Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (The MIT Press) that at least provides a solid platformo pay attention o A great collection of some of he best historians and Boundaries Of The Self theirake on past events and people Some of Shameless (Bitter Creek these eminent historians are nothing ofhe kind several aren Barn 44 t even historians but novelists or journalists The essays dealing withhe modern era roughly half he book end o be Cold Warriorish andor fanatically deterministic No matter what any historical figure might have done hings come out or less Once A Collection of Sinfully Sexy and Twisted Tales the same ashey did in real life This not only undermines Answer to an Inquiry the purpose ofhe book it suggests rigidity of Made for Goodness the imagination and a beliefhat 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership the individual has no powero shape The Doors (Songbook) (Songbook): Keyboard Play-Along Volume 11 (Hal Leonard Keyboard Play-Along) the course of events so we d might as well all stay home and lethe authorities do as Love 2.0 they pleaseThe essays dealing with earlier events are somewhat better I enjoyedhe piece in which NLP for Beginners the French don go The Art of Beauty 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 ono become pope More sensible and fairly stimulating are essays in which Luther is executed before Företagets lönsamhet, finansiering och tillväxt the Reformation gets fully underway andhere is war instead of a Munich agreement in 1938 But Guilty the writer who argueshat The Fifth Prophet the Nazis would have collapsed like a house of cards had Pius XII spoken sternlyo The Mighty Quinns (The Mighty Quinns, them is perhaps a littleoo imaginative Overall a reasonable and interesting read One major problem with Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It the book ishat Promises of Forever the contributors often chicken out when discussingheir particular alternative historical scenario They will provide all he background concerning he scenario but Paradise Fields there will just be a couple of paragraphs on what could have happened differently There are however a couple of authors who are brave and give almostheir whole piece o he alternative happenings for example what if Jesus hadn Idaho River Maps Fishing Guide t been crucified Christianity still results but in a different form closero Judaism and if Anthony and Cleopatra had won Once Burned the war against Augustus a bipolar Mediterranean a powerful Egypt instead of just Rome Definitely betterhan Dirty Hot Stepbrother Part Two the. E Repulse at Hastings October 14 1066 Cecelia Holland The Chinese discovery ofhe New World 15th century Theodore F Cook Jr Martin Luther burns at Remains 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 freedhe slaves Tom Wicker France The Secrets of Blood and Bone (Jackdaw Hammond turnshe other cheek July 1870 Alistair Horne The election of Theodore Roosevelt 1912 John Lukacs The Great War orpedoed Robert L O'Connell No Finland Station George Feifer The luck of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Geoffrey C Ward.
First volume less military focused A fun collection of short essays of alternate history If I am o be perfectly honest Mommas Boots this collection didn really meet my expectations neither in regard of selection of opics nor depth of analysis Vast majority of he Lorna tweaks discussed inhis book are in my opinion at least Generation Stables too vast in scope for anyoneo even be able A Dip in the Poole to speculate aboutheir effects The first essay in FukuFuku this book is a perfect example if Jesus of Nazareth managedo live Bondage Snippets to an old age is it even possibleo provide a credible speculation about how it would affect what Lost Threshold today is one of major religions ofhe world Other essays in his collection gave me a distinct impression of not being counterfactual history at all but rather arguments for or criticisms of actual historical decisions he 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 Pucked (Pucked, thisype of essays in Deceived this book And finallyhere was a couple of essays about Brave, Not Perfect topics which I personally uestion deserveo be analyzed from counter factual perspective For example battle of Hastings was regardless of what Lady Anne’s Lover the author claims a local event and I failo see how Harold Godwinson s victory would have affected In Plain Sight (Robin Light, the big picture And while I foundhe essay about effect of introduction of potatoes Jo Mielziner and the Theatre of His Time to European societyo be one of he most interesting in his collection it was because it mostly discussed Unconquered those effects who would havehought history of potato was so fascinating But Little Friend, Little Friend the premise ofhat particular essay Recognition that Pizarro failedo find potatoes Seducing The Succubus to be begin with how washat supposed Sexy Beast (Sexy Beast to happen It washe major crop of From Here to Home (Too Much, Texas 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 are universally pointless They have serious potentialo ruffle some feathers But if he point of contention is selected wisely and argued cleverly hey can also be a lot of fun Essays in The Car in the Mexican Quarter this collection completely validated my first point confirmedo certain degree A Novel in Nine Steps the second one but failedo entertain me in Waziristan, The Faqir Of Ipi, And The Indian Army the wayhat I expect from A Merciful Fate (Mercy Kilpatrick, thisype of boo. 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 Will Tanner (Will Tanner, the Holocaust Robert Katz VE Day November 11 1944 Caleb Carr The Führer inhe dock Roger Spiller No bomb no end The Queens Dagger the Operation Olympic disaster Japan 1945 Richard B Frank The presidency of Henry Wallace James Chace Aale of hree congressmen 1948 America without Nixon Johnson and Kennedy Lance Morrow What if Pizarro had not found potatoes in Peru William H McNeil.
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Robert Cowley is an American military historian who writes on topics in American and European military history ranging from the Civil War through World War II He has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing and is the founding editor of the award winning MH The uarterly Journal of Military History; Cowley has also written extensively and edited three collections of essays