What If...? Vol 3 by Robert Cowley audiobook

What If...? Vol 3: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

Edited by Robert Cowley , with essays by various authors
Read by Murphy Guyer

Simon & Schuster Audio

The “What If…?” Series: Book 3

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Historians and inquisitive laymen alike love to ponder the dramatic what-ifs of history. In these never-before-published essays, some of the keenest minds of our time ask the big, tantalizing questions: Where might we be if history had not unfolded the way it did? Why, how, and when was our fortune made real? The answers are surprising, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining. This provocative collection of essays features today's foremost historians speculating on these "what ifs", providing a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. The essays include: * Infectious Alternatives: The Plague that Saved Jerusalem by William H. McNeil * No Glory That Was Greece: The Persians Win at Salamis by Victor Davis Hanson * Conquest Denied: Alexander the Great's Premature Death by Josiah Ober * Furor Teutonicus: The Teutoburg by Lewis Lapham * The Dark Ages Made Lighter: The Consequences of Two Defeats by Barry S. Strauss * The Death that Saved Europe: The Mongols Turn Back by Cecilia Holland * If Only It Had Not Been Such a Wet Summer by Theodore K. Rabb * The Immolation of Hern├ín Cort├®s by Ross Hassig

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Summary

Historians and inquisitive laymen alike love to ponder the dramatic what-ifs of history. In these never-before-published essays, some of the keenest minds of our time ask the big, tantalizing questions: Where might we be if history had not unfolded the way it did? Why, how, and when was our fortune made real? The answers are surprising, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining.

This provocative collection of essays features today's foremost historians speculating on these "what ifs", providing a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. The essays include:

* Infectious Alternatives: The Plague that Saved Jerusalem

by William H. McNeil

* No Glory That Was Greece: The Persians Win at Salamis

by Victor Davis Hanson

* Conquest Denied: Alexander the Great's Premature Death

by Josiah Ober

* Furor Teutonicus: The Teutoburg

by Lewis Lapham

* The Dark Ages Made Lighter: The Consequences of Two Defeats

by Barry S. Strauss

* The Death that Saved Europe: The Mongols Turn Back

by Cecilia Holland

* If Only It Had Not Been Such a Wet Summer

by Theodore K. Rabb

* The Immolation of Hern├ín Cort├®s

by Ross Hassig

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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: 4.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English