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The Resource What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays, by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley

What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays, by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley

Label
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays
Title
What if?
Title remainder
the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley
Title variation
What if?
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.4/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
D25.5
LC item number
.W44 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays, by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Infectious alternatives / William H. McNeill -- The plague that saved Jerusalem, 701 B.C. -- A good night's sleep can do wonders / Barbara N. Porter -- No glory that was Greece / Victor David Hanson -- The Persians win at Salamis, 480 B.C. -- Conquest denied / Josiah Ober -- The premature death of Alexander the Great -- Furor Teutonicus : the Teutoburg Forest, A.D. 9 / Lewis H. Lapham -- The Dark Ages made lighter / Barry S. Struss -- The consequences of two defeats -- The death that saved Europe / Cecilia Holland -- The Mongols turn back, 1242 -- If only it had not been such a wet summer / Theodore K. Rabb -- The critical decade of the 1520s (If the Holy League hadn't dithered / Peter Pierson)
  • The immolation of Hernan Cortes / Ross Hassig -- Tenochtitlan, June 30, 1521 -- The repulse of the English fireships / Geoffrey Parker -- The Spanish Armada triumphs, August 8, 1588 -- Unlikely victory / Thomas Fleming -- Thirteen ways the Americans could have lost the Revolution (George Washington's gamble / Ira D. Gruber) -- What the fog wrought / David McCullough -- The Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776 -- Ruler of the world / Alistair Horne -- Napoleon's missed opportunities (Napoleon wins at Waterloo / Caleb Carr) -- If the lost order hadn't been lost / James M. McPherson -- Robert E. Lee humbles the Union, 1862 -- A Confederate cannae and other scenarios / Stephen W. Sears -- How the Civil War might have turned out differently (Vietnam in America, 1865 / Tom Wicker)
  • The what ifs of 1914 / Robert Cowley -- The World War that should never have been (Bismarck's empire : stillborn / James Chace -- Thanks, but no cigar / David Clay Large -- The armistice of desperation / Dennis E. Showalter) -- How Hitler could have won the war / John Keegan -- The drive for the Middle East, 1941 (What a taxi driver wrought / Williamson Murray; Triumph of the dictators / David Fromkin) -- Our Midway disaster / Theodore F. Cook, Jr. -- Japan springs a trap, June 4, 1942 (The case of the missing carriers / Elihu Rose) -- D Day fails / Stephen E. Ambrose -- Atomic alternatives in Europe (The Soviet Invasion of Japan / Robert Cowley) -- Funeral in Berlin / David Clay Large -- The Cold War turns hot -- China without tears / Arthur Waldrom -- If Chiang Kai-shek hadn't gambled in 1946 (A quagmire avoided? / Ted Morgan -- The end / Robert L. O'Connell)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 395 p.
Isbn
9780330487245
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99032215
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
ocm41338197
Label
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays, by Stephen E. Ambrose ... [et al.] ; edited by Robert Cowley
Publication
Contents
  • Infectious alternatives / William H. McNeill -- The plague that saved Jerusalem, 701 B.C. -- A good night's sleep can do wonders / Barbara N. Porter -- No glory that was Greece / Victor David Hanson -- The Persians win at Salamis, 480 B.C. -- Conquest denied / Josiah Ober -- The premature death of Alexander the Great -- Furor Teutonicus : the Teutoburg Forest, A.D. 9 / Lewis H. Lapham -- The Dark Ages made lighter / Barry S. Struss -- The consequences of two defeats -- The death that saved Europe / Cecilia Holland -- The Mongols turn back, 1242 -- If only it had not been such a wet summer / Theodore K. Rabb -- The critical decade of the 1520s (If the Holy League hadn't dithered / Peter Pierson)
  • The immolation of Hernan Cortes / Ross Hassig -- Tenochtitlan, June 30, 1521 -- The repulse of the English fireships / Geoffrey Parker -- The Spanish Armada triumphs, August 8, 1588 -- Unlikely victory / Thomas Fleming -- Thirteen ways the Americans could have lost the Revolution (George Washington's gamble / Ira D. Gruber) -- What the fog wrought / David McCullough -- The Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776 -- Ruler of the world / Alistair Horne -- Napoleon's missed opportunities (Napoleon wins at Waterloo / Caleb Carr) -- If the lost order hadn't been lost / James M. McPherson -- Robert E. Lee humbles the Union, 1862 -- A Confederate cannae and other scenarios / Stephen W. Sears -- How the Civil War might have turned out differently (Vietnam in America, 1865 / Tom Wicker)
  • The what ifs of 1914 / Robert Cowley -- The World War that should never have been (Bismarck's empire : stillborn / James Chace -- Thanks, but no cigar / David Clay Large -- The armistice of desperation / Dennis E. Showalter) -- How Hitler could have won the war / John Keegan -- The drive for the Middle East, 1941 (What a taxi driver wrought / Williamson Murray; Triumph of the dictators / David Fromkin) -- Our Midway disaster / Theodore F. Cook, Jr. -- Japan springs a trap, June 4, 1942 (The case of the missing carriers / Elihu Rose) -- D Day fails / Stephen E. Ambrose -- Atomic alternatives in Europe (The Soviet Invasion of Japan / Robert Cowley) -- Funeral in Berlin / David Clay Large -- The Cold War turns hot -- China without tears / Arthur Waldrom -- If Chiang Kai-shek hadn't gambled in 1946 (A quagmire avoided? / Ted Morgan -- The end / Robert L. O'Connell)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 395 p.
Isbn
9780330487245
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99032215
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
ocm41338197

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