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Virtual History

    Anthology of counterfactual scenarios.

Review of Virtual History:

This book is an anthology of mostly serious counterfactual scenarios for various events in the early-modern and modern age. Each scenario is written by a different historian, and is separate story, or rather discussion, of each possibility. The entire book is preceded by a rather introduction by editor, Niall Ferguson, and the whole thing is followed by a not-quite serious afterword which combines alternate history events from most of the different scenarios into one combined rollercoaster ride.

I enjoyed this book a lot, but it does take itself a lot more seriously than most alternate history books. I think this book will appeal to most people with an interest in history, not just alternate history fans.

Here is a list of the chapters in the book, and their authors. I have included the subtitles, as these help explain what each chapter is about.
  1. England Without Cromwell: What if Charles I had avoided the Civil War? - by John Adamson

  2. British America: What if there had been no American Revolution? - by J. C. D. Clark

  3. British Ireland: What if Home Rule had been enacted in 1912? - by Alvin Jackson

  4. The Kaiser's European Union: What if Britain had 'stood aside' in August 1914? - by Niall Ferguson

  5. Hitler's England: What if Germany had invaded Britain in May 1940? - by Andrew Roberts and Nuiall Ferguson

  6. Stalin's War or Peace: What if the Cold War had been avoided? - by Jonathan Haslam

  7. Camelot Continued: What if John F. Kennedy had lived? - by Diane Kunz

  8. 1989 Without Gorbachev: What if Communism had not collapsed?
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Virtual History

By Niall Ferguson

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  • Manufacturer: Fall River Press; First Edition edition
  • ISBN: 143511714X
  • EAN: 9781435117143
  • PartNumber: 143511714X_Good
  • Hardcover
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Number of Pages: 548
  • Author: Niall Ferguson
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Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactuals

By Niall Ferguson

Released: September 9th, 1999
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Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactuals
  • Manufacturer: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465023223
  • EAN: 9780465023226
  • Hardcover
  • Edition: Basic Books
  • Number of Pages: 560
  • Author: Niall Ferguson
  • Publication Date: September 9th, 1999
  • Release Date: September 9th, 1999
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  • Size: 9.75 inches by 6.75 inches by 1.5 Inches
  • Weight: 2.08 pounds
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Virtual History Alternatives and Counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson (1997-06-01)

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