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Almost History: Close Calls, Plan B'S, and Twists of Fate in American History

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Now in paperback, and in the tradition of the bestseller What If — the events that narrowly missed becoming true history.

Throughout American history, many speeches and documents were prepared for events that might have happened, but never did: Eisenhower's personal note apologizing for the failure of D-Day; Lincoln's plans for post-Civil War Reconstruction; the CIA's memo discussing the use of Americans as guinea pigs in drug tests, among many others.

Almost History includes more than eighty selections, many supported by photographs of the actual documents, and each is introduced with the story of how they came to be and where they fit in our history. They are compiled here for the first time, by a deputy director of the National Archives, illustrating how close America came to defeat, disaster, and distress — and providing chilling proof that history can change in an instant. For example:

--Eisenhower's apology for the failure of D-Day

--Nixon's speech informing the public that Apollo XI would not return to earth

--JFK's prepared address justifying the bombing of Cuba

Almost History has been featured in USA Today, the New York Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786885794
Subtitle:
Close Calls, Plan B's, and Twists of Fate in America's Past
Editor:
Burns, Roger
Foreword:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Editor:
Burns, Roger
Author:
Bruns, Roger
Foreword:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20011114
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 12.8 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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