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What if Kennedy were not killed that fateful day? What would the 1964 campaign have looked like? Would changes have been made to the ticket? How would Kennedy, in his second term, have approached Vietnam, civil rights, the Cold War? With Hoover as an enemy, would his indiscreet private life finally have become public? Would his health issues have become so severe as to literally cripple his presidency? And what small turns of fate in the days and years before Dallas might have kept him from ever reaching the White House in the first place?

The answers Greenfield provides and the scenarios he develops are startlingly realistic, rich in detail, shocking in their projections, but always deeply, remarkably plausible. If Kennedy Lived is a tour de force of American history from one of the countrys most brilliant and illuminating political commentators.

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Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker, Theodore Rabb, Victor David Hansen, Cecelia Holland, Andrew Roberts, Ted Morgan, George Feifer, Robert L. O'Connell, Lawrence Malkin, and John F. Stacks.

Included are two essential bonus essays reprinted from the original New York Times bestseller What If?-David McCullough imagines Washington's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, and James McPherson envisions Lee's successful invasion of the North in 1862.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling series continues with more provocative essays by preeminent historians.

About the Author

Robert Cowley is the founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, which was nominated for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Cowley has held several senior positions in book and magazine publishing.

Table of Contents

What Ifs?™ of American History List of Maps and Illustrations

Introduction by RObert Cowley

Theodore K. Rabb

Might the Mayflower Not Have Sailed?

Caleb Carr

William Pitt the Elder and the Avoidance of the American Revolution

David McCullough

What the Fog Wrought: The Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776

Tom Wicker

His Accidency, John Tyler

Victor Davis Hanson

Lew Wallace and the Ghosts of the Shunpike

James M. McPherson

If the Lost Order Hadn't Been Lost: Robert E. Lee Humbles the Union, 1862

Thomas Fleming

The Northwest Conspiracy

Jay Winick

Beyond the Wildest Dreams of John Wilkes Booth

Cecelia Holland

The Revolution 1877

Andrew Roberts

The Whale Against the Wolf: THe Anglo-American War of 1896

John Lukacs

No Pearl Harbor?: FDR Delays the War

Antony Beevor

If Eisenhower Had Gone to Berlin

Ted Morgan

Joe McCarthy's Secret Life

George Feifer

If the U-2 Hadn't Flown

Robert L. O'Connell

The Cuban Missle Crisis: Second Holocaust

Robert Dallek

JFK Lives

Lawrence Malkin and John F. Stacks

What It Watergate Were Still Just and Upscale Address?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425198186
Subtitle:
The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History
Editor:
Cowley, Robert
Editor:
Cowley, Robert
Author:
Cowley, Robert
Author:
Greenfield, Jeff
Publisher:
NAL Trade
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20141104
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.06x5.96x.84 in. .77 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Did Eisenhower avoid a showdown with Stalin by not taking Berlin before the Soviets? What might have happened if JFK hadn't been assassinated? This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker, Theodore Rabb, Victor David Hansen, Cecelia Holland, Andrew Roberts, Ted Morgan, George Feifer, Robert L. O'Connell, Lawrence Malkin, and John F. Stacks.

Included are two essential bonus essays reprinted from the original New York Times bestseller What If?-David McCullough imagines Washington's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Long Island, and James McPherson envisions Lee's successful invasion of the North in 1862.

"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestselling series continues with more provocative essays by preeminent historians.
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