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?Turtledove, Harry is the author of 'Alternate Generals Iii', published 2005 under ISBN 9780743498975 and ISBN 0743498976.