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What if there had been no American War of Independence? What if Hitler had invaded Britain? What if Kennedy had lived? What if Russia had won the Cold War? Niall Ferguson, author of the highly acclaimed The Pity of War, leads the charge in this historically rigorous series of separate voyages into “imaginary time” and provides far-reaching answers to these intriguing questions.Fergusons brilliant 90-page introduction doubles as a manifesto on the methodology of counter-factual history. His equally masterful afterword traces the likely historical ripples that would have proceeded from the maintenance of Stuart rule in England. This breathtaking narrative gives us a convincing, detailed “alternative history” of the West—from the accession of “James III” in 1701, to a Nazi-occupied England, to a U.S. Prime Minister Kennedy who lives to complete his term.

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Speculative history at its best, in which a talented team of historians, led by Niall Ferguson, explore what might have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently.

Synopsis:

What if there had been no American War of Independence? What if Kennedy had lived? These are some of the questions "answered" in "Virtual History", which provides intriguing, far-reaching answers to these questions.

About the Author

Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of Paper and Iron, The House of Rothschilds, and The Pity of War ). He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, and lives in Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465023233
Editor:
Ferguson, Niall
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Editor:
Ferguson, Niall
Author:
Ferguson, Niall
Subject:
Speculative
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.5 oz

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Speculative history at its best, in which a talented team of historians, led by Niall Ferguson, explore what might have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently.
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