History revisited the great battles : eminent historians take on the great works of alternative history /

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Corporate Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Other Authors: Markham, J. David.
Resnick, Michael D.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Dallas : BenBella Books, c2008.
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Uniform Title:History revisited
Summary:

This anthology collects seven of the top stories in the alternate military-history genre by writers Harry Turtledove, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Mina, William Saunders, Michael F. Flynn, and editor Mike Resnick and submits them to scrutiny by seven eminent historians to find out just how probable the events they describe really are. Addressing pivotal historical events--including the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, the Battle of New Orleans, radical politics and Southern strategy in the mid-20th century, the Napoleonic wars, Alcibiades's sack of Syracuse, the American Civil War, and Kenya's fight for independence from Britain--this book seeks to find out how different circumstances could have affected world history.

Historians present intriguing questions about these events, such as:
Could our atomic bomb policy really have been changed by one faulty screw?
What if Napoleon had become emperor of the United States, leading such heroes as Crockett and Houston in the Battle of New Orleans?
Would Admiral Nelson's defection to France really have altered the course of the Napoleonic wars?
Would President Lincoln's assassination during the Gettysburg Address have left the Confederacy as a separate country?

From one end of the historical spectrum to the other, this book looks at what didn't happen in military history to gain a richer understanding of all that did.

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General Notes:History revisited collects seven top stories in the alternate military history genre, by writers Harry Turtledove, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Mina, William Saunders, Michael F. Flynn, and Mike Resnick, and submits them to scrutiny by seven eminent historians.
Ebook Central Academic Complete.
Physical Description:vi, 304 p.
ISBN:1935251619
9781935251613
Author Notes:

Mike Resnick was born on March 5, 1942. He sold his first article in 1957, his first short story in 1959, and his first book in 1962. He attended the University of Chicago from1959 through 1961. Resnick began writing stories under various pseudonyms and churned out more than 200 novels, 300 short stories and 2,000 articles, from1964 through1976. He edited 7 different tabloid newspapers and a pair of men's magazines, as well.

Beginning with Shaggy B.E.M. Stories in 1988, Resnick has also become an anthology editor, and was nominated for a Best Editor Hugo in 1994 and 1995. His list of anthologies in print and in press totals more than 20. Since 1989, he has won four Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and has been nominated for 19 Hugos, eight Nebulas, a Clarke (British), and five Seiun-shos (Japanese). He has also won 10 Homer Awards, an Alexander Award, a Golden Pagoda Award, the Seiun Award (Japanese), a Hayakawa SF Award (Japanese), a Locus Award, an Ignotus Award (Spanish), a Futura Award (Croatian), the Tour Eiffel Award (French), the Prix Ozone (French), two Sfinks Awards and a Fantastyka Award (both Polish), and has topped the S. F. Chronicle Poll six times and the Asimov's Readers Poll twice.

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