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

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geoffrey Parker Narrator: Murphy Guyer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN:
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In the second volume of What If?, today's foremost historians gather to speculate on what-ifs. This time the collection of essays delves into Napoleon's missed opportunities, the Spanish Armada, and how the Civil War might have turned out differently. Listen as watersheds, revolutions, and rebellions are turned topsy-turvy to jumble history and change the face of the world as we know it today. This provocative collection of never-before-published essays provides a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vinny | 12/25/2013

    " so far, so good. I now bought the first book, which apparently focuses more on war and battles. This one is about general historical events and directions. Interesting alternate history book. Since it's a compilation, some of the chapters are better than others. A few I didn't bother finishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 10/1/2013

    " Pretty interesting as well. I enjoyed the possibilities. It really makes you think. The Pope one was really sad. I wish that had happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay Davis | 9/30/2013

    " A great collection of some of the best historians and their take on past events and people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda ODwyer | 8/22/2013

    " I'm a sucker for alternate ending scenerios. This is a great source from a military strategist who ponders the idea of "what if" something happened differently during major military engagements and how the alternate outcome might affect today. Fascinating! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gordon Howard | 2/4/2013

    " More of the hypothetical questions of history, not fiction, but musings on what might have been. Some of the essays are better than others - the most convincing is the discussion of what might have happened if the U.S. had not dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (hint: it's all bad). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 3/27/2012

    " This was great. The chapters are short and fascinating. I could read 30 of these. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 4/30/2011

    " I like the alternate history genre, but like these essays more for what they tell me about what happened then for any of their speculation about what might have been. Perhaps it's that most seem to come down on the side of Pangloss that this is the best of all possible worlds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 8/26/2010

    " I enjoyed this much better than the first book, mostly because the emphasis is not on military history, which doesn't interest me as much. Some of the essays were better than others, but overall this was a very satisfying read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 4/13/2010

    " A fun collection of short essays of alternate history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Carpenter | 2/1/2010

    " I enjoyed this book, although I disagreed with some of the possibilities presented. For what it promises to do, it's an enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 5/7/2009

    " A pretty thorough analysis of what might have been if (several) key turning points in history had played out differently. Purely theoretical... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 4/17/2009

    " Interesting, though fairly dry and academic, with some authors exhibiting a penchant for storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/28/2007

    " Take one of my favorite things, add a twist of "what if" too it and you get a nice collection of intriguing theories of how different the world could have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ericmgb1974 | 3/22/2006

    " A mixed bag. Not up to the level of consistent quality seen in the first book but still worth the time to read and consider. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Meeker | 12/8/2004

    " Definitely not a cover to cover read. The scenarios were all military encounters with more effects relating to the rest of the conflict rather than how it would have changed the world today, which is what I was looking for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 4/30/2002

    " Just ok, the topics weren't of great interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kelly | 4/23/2000

    " Good bathroom book - but nothing earth shattering... "

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