What If...? Vol 2 by Robert Cowley audiobook

What If...? Vol 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

Edited by Robert Cowley
Read by Murphy Guyer

Simon & Schuster Audio

The “What If…?” Series: Book 2

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Historians and philosophers alike have pondered the crucial turning points of history -- events that forever altered the course of civilization and set the stage for the world in which we live today. In this audiobook, some of the most respected minds of our time ask the question "What if..." –George Washington had never made his miraculous escape from the British on Long Island in the early dawn of August 29, 1776? –A Confederate aide hadn't accidentally lost General Robert E. Lee's plans for invading the North? –Alexander the Great had been slain in battle, instead of being saved at the last instant by a loyal bodyguard? –The Allied invasion of D-Dav had failed? –The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? Both fascinating and frightening, What If?™ offers in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past and amazing speculations as to what our world might be like had things gone differently in a singular moment in time.

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Summary

Summary

Historians and philosophers alike have pondered the crucial turning points of history -- events that forever altered the course of civilization and set the stage for the world in which we live today. In this audiobook, some of the most respected minds of our time ask the question "What if..."

–George Washington had never made his miraculous escape from the British on Long Island in the early dawn of August 29, 1776?

–A Confederate aide hadn't accidentally lost General Robert E. Lee's plans for invading the North?

–Alexander the Great had been slain in battle, instead of being saved at the last instant by a loyal bodyguard?

–The Allied invasion of D-Dav had failed?

–The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe?

Both fascinating and frightening, What If?™ offers in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past and amazing speculations as to what our world might be like had things gone differently in a singular moment in time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating and provocative.” The New York Times Book Review
“Counterfactual supposes, would-haves, might-haves… in all their dizzying permutations.” Time
“Great fun. You'll have the vertigo-inducing sense that everything, you and me included, could have been very, very different.” Entertainment Weekly
“Lively exercises in a fascinating game historians call the 'counterfactual.' ” Chicago Sun-Times
What If? shows us that…history is not an inevitable march of dusty names, dates and places, but a precarious, careening ride that could have taken us to any number of destinations.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Cowley

Author Bio: Robert Cowley

Robert Cowley is the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. As an American military historian, he has written on periods from the Civil War through World War II and has travelled the entire length of the Western Front—from the North Sea to the Swiss border. He has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing and has edited several collections of essays. He lives in New York and Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English