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So suggest some of the many first rate contributors to this collection, which grew from a special issue of MHQ The Quarterly Journal of Military History One of them is classicist Josiah Ober, who suggests that if Alexander the Great had died at the age of 21 instead of 32, Greece would have been swallowed up by Persia and Rome, and the modern Western world would have a much different sensibility and probably little idea of democratic government Still other contributors are Stephen E Ambrose, Caleb Carr, John Keegan, David McCullough, and James McPherson, who examine a range of scenarios populated by dozens of historical figures, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Chiang Kai shek, Robert E Lee, Benito Mussolini, and Themistocles The result is a fascinating exercise in historical speculation, one that emphasizes the importance of accident and of roads not taken in the evolution of human societies across time Gregory McNameeCounterfactualsAconsiderations of alternate outcomesAmake up one of the main provinces of military history This volume, for which an A foreign rights sold in the U.K and Germany Sept Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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    • Hardcover
    • 416 pages
    • What If?: The World's Foremost Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (What If Essays)
    • Robert Cowley
    • English
    • 2017-11-11T07:39+02:00