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What If? Part 1: Reshaping the 20th Century | [Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, more]

What If? Part 1: Reshaping the 20th Century

What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did.
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What if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot? What If? provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Featuring today's foremost historians speculating on what could have happened, we discover where we might be if history had not unfolded the way it did. Listen to these never-before-published essays in which the keenest minds of our time ask big, tantalizing questions about our history and why, how, and when our fortune was made. The answers promise to be surprising, frightening, and entertaining...oh my!

©1999 American Historical Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved; (P)1999 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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    Charles Nashville, TN, USA 05-11-04
    Charles Nashville, TN, USA 05-11-04
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    "For history buffs"

    Not for beginners. In other words, you need to be really familiar with both world wars (among other things) to get the most out of this. If you're not, you're going to feel lost. The narration is good, the quality of the work is good, so if you're a history buff, you should really get a lot of this book. If you're not, don't expect them to bring you up to date. Won't happen. I'm bothering mentioning this because the editor's description makes the book sound pretty accessible, as if they're just going to be talking about "what if" Hitler won the war. Yeah, they do go into that, but the discussion is very academic. Just so you know.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    J. Crosby LONDON, UK 01-01-06
    J. Crosby LONDON, UK 01-01-06 Member Since 2004

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    The sheer brilliance of the authors comes out in the first minutes. Like sitting in the lecture theatre listening to an exceptional mind. A pleasure and privilege to listen.

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    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 11-15-06
    Daniel Arlington, TX, United States 11-15-06 Member Since 2005

    Hopelessly addicted to Audio Books! I started listening as a distraction to the aggravation of driving, now I listen all the time :)

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    "Have to keep up the pace to listen"

    Overall, I liked the audiobook. You will need to be prepared to pay attention to get the full value.

    I wish there would have been a little more "What if" to the story. It really was more history than "What if". More conjecture and conclusion was warranted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 11-15-06
    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 11-15-06 Member Since 2005

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    "Have to keep up the pace to listen"

    Overall, I liked the audiobook. You will need to be prepared to pay attention to get the full value.

    I wish there would have been a little more "What if" to the story. It really was more history than "What if". More conjecture and conclusion was warranted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David J 02-01-12
    David J 02-01-12 Member Since 2007
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    "What if something in history changed"
    Where does What If? Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I would say it ranks in the middle of the pack.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have always enjoyed alternate history stories.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    If Hitler had been killed in World War I.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If history changed.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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