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; and "The Immolation of Hernan Cortés" by Ross Hassig.
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I am going to listen to this one repeatedly. Great stories, guaranteed to point out just how rusty one's knowledge of history really is!
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