Alternate Generals IiiAuthor:
Pub Date: 2005
Publisher: Baen Books
Summary: Once Again, Great Leaders Make Great History-But Not History as we Know it.... History shows that leadership is crucial in war, but there are other factors at work. What if history were given a twist or two, and great commanders on land and sea fought their greatest battles under different circumstances? * Suppose General Douglas MacArthur had been captured before he could escape from Manila and became a prisoner of ...war? * What if the Prince of Peace came not with soft words but with a sword? * Suppose Joan of Arc had not been burned for heresy and had gone on to lead France to very different victories? * What if winning the Vietnam War turned out to be worse than losing it? * Suppose Genghis Khan had been a convert to Judaism and his horde had fought for a different cause than in our universe? * What if the Second Punic War got even weirder than it did in our history-which, considering what really happened, ain't easy? * Suppose even a victorious American Confederacy had trouble getting anyone to take it seriously? [read more]
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