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What If?
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  • 1

    What If? Part 1: Reshaping the 20th Century

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose, John Keegan, more
    • Narrated By John Cunningham, Janet Zarish
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    (90)
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    (20)
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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.

    Charles says: "For history buffs"
    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 11 2004 by Charles (Nashville, TN, USA)
  • 2

    What If? Part 2: Watersheds, Revolutions, and Rebellions

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Geoffrey Parker, Thomas Fleming, more
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
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    (31)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    Napolean enters Moscow. The second volume of What If? features today's foremost historians speculating on Napoleon's missed opportunities, and other world-altering events. What If?: Volume 1 asked, what if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot?

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  • 3

    What If? Part 3: Ancient Wars that Shaped Our World

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By William H. McNeil, Victor Davis Hanson, more
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
    Overall
    (56)
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    (10)
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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.

    Inga Duncan says: "Fascinating"
    Fascinating

    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!

    Reviewed on June 26 2003 by Inga Duncan (Seattle , WA, USA)
  • 4

    What If? Volume 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Caleb Carr, Lance Morrow, Cecelia Holland, and others
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer
    Overall
    (45)
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    (6)
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    There is no surer way to make history come alive than to contemplate those moments when the world's future - the government and wealth of nations, the faith and culture of generations - hung in the balance. In this volume, many of our brightest historians speculate about some of history's intriguing crossroads and the ways in which our lives may have been changed for the better - or the worse.

    Jayson says: "An interesting book tainted by a poor narrator"
    An interesting book tainted by a poor narrator

    The introduction to this second What If book promises to go beyond the first volume's war- and conflict-heavy focus on "counter-factual history." ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2003 by Jayson (New York, NY, USA)