What If? The world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been.
Essays by Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, David McCullough, James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. , et al. Robert Cowley, ed. 2001. Read by Murphy Guyer, John Cunningham, Laura Esterly, Janet Zarish. 13 cds. Time not listed. Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster
U.S. publishing company. It was founded in 1924 by Richard L. Simon (1899–1960) and M. Lincoln Schuster (1897–1970), whose initial project, the original crossword-puzzle book, was a best-seller. Audio. 0-7435-1860-8. $49.99. Cardboard, plastic; content notes. SA More than 20 noted historians examine events that could be termed "turning points" in history. The first essay is subtitled "Reshaping the 20th Century": e.g., "What if the United States hadn't entered World War I?" to "What if the Cold War had turned hot?" The second essay, "Watersheds, Revolutions, and Rebellions," looks at critical events from the destruction of the Spanish Armada to the American Civil War American Civil War
or Civil War or War Between the States
(1861–65) Conflict between the U.S. federal government and 11 Southern states that fought to secede from the Union. . Historians theorize the·o·rize
v. the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing, the·o·riz·es
To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
To propose a theory about. on such questions as "How could the Americans have lost the Revolution?" and "What if the South had won the Civil War?" The third, "Ancient Wars That Shaped Our World," poses many interesting queries including "How would western civilization be different if the Greeks had lost at Salamis Salamis, ancient city, Cyprus
Salamis (săl`əmĭs), ancient city on Cyprus, once the principal city. St. Paul visited it on his first missionary journey (Acts 13.5). in 480 BC?" and "How might the history of Mexico Mexico is a country of North America and the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Its history begins with the arrival of the first substantiated indigenous inhabitants 12,500 years ago (with potential settlement as early as 20,000 years ago), to the consolidation of a modern and been changed if Cortez had been killed early on?"
The unvoiced presentations are capably handled by a skilled group of readers who approach the task in a serious, professional manner. They read with an "academic enthusiasm" that should stimulate the listener's interest. This audiobook could be a building block to develop higher level thinking skills and future reading, writing, and speaking assignments. Prof. John E. Boyd, Jenkintown, PA