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Publisher's Summary

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. Listen to these never-before-published essays in which the keenest minds of our time ask big, tantalizing questions about our history and why, how, and when our fortune was made. The answers promise to be surprising, frightening, and entertaining...oh my!
©1999 American Historical Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved (P)1999 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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2 out of 5 stars
By Charles on 05-11-04

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, you're going to feel lost. The narration is good, the quality of the work is good, so if you're a history buff, you should really get a lot of this book. If you're not, don't expect them to bring you up to date. Won't happen. I'm bothering mentioning this because the editor's description makes the book sound pretty accessible, as if they're just going to be talking about "what if" Hitler won the war. Yeah, they do go into that, but the discussion is very academic. Just so you know.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 11-15-06

Have to keep up the pace to listen

Overall, I liked the audiobook. You will need to be prepared to pay attention to get the full value.

I wish there would have been a little more "What if" to the story. It really was more history than "What if". More conjecture and conclusion was warranted.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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