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Read online La Storia Fatta con i Se: Se Napoleone avesse vinto a Waterloo e altri eventi che avrebbero potuto cambiare il mondo.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La Storia Fatta con i Se: Se Napoleone avesse vinto a Waterloo e altri eventi che avrebbero potuto cambiare il mondo Un gruppo di eminenti storici militari racconta i momenti decisivi della storia del mondo ribaltandone l esito un avvincente gioco intellettuale un modo insolito e illuminante per riflettere sul nostro passato Gli scenari presentati in questo libro sono eventi che avrebbero potuto verificarsi anzi per molti versi erano al momento pi probabili di quelli che si realizzarono al loro posto A ciascuno di essi corrispondono infiniti passati e futuri alternativi che avrebbero modificato fino a renderlo irriconoscibile il mondo in cui viviamo oggi La storia fatta con i se non solo un elegante avventura intellettuale e fantastica Ci fa riflettere sulle ragioni che determinano il corso degli avvenimenti e dunque sul caso e sulla necessit Ci permette di definire i veri punti di svolta della storia Ci libera dall abitudine di proiettare sul passato il fin troppo facile senno di poi by Robert Cowley

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La Storia Fatta con i Se: Se Napoleone avesse vinto a Waterloo e altri eventi che avrebbero potuto cambiare il mondo
Title:La Storia Fatta con i Se: Se Napoleone avesse vinto a Waterloo e altri eventi che avrebbero potuto cambiare il mondo
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Number of Pages:413
Category:Non fiction, Alternate history, History
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Europe and North America Subjects range from the Persian Wars of B C to such contemporary topics such as the revelations of Robert McNamara gays in the military and ethnic cleansing One hundred fifty distinguished military historians biographers and journalists produced this volume under the editorship of Robert Cowley editor of MHQ The Quarterly Journal of Military History and Geoffrey Parker Robert A Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University The result is a remarkable chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the latest in contemporary scholarship, This volume is a showcase of current writing in the field of military history ranging from theories about the origins of warfare to the ways in which the recent Gulf crisis has altered its unwritten but binding rules In many essays Experience of War recreates the feel of combat whether it is the panic of Roman soldiers trapped at Cannae the needless sacrifice of Russian lives on the Stalingrad front or the impressions of Israeli pilots sweeping down on Egyptian airfields in the surprise strikes of Popular myths and legends are re examined Did the Amazons actually exist Little known turning points are set in proper context By what happy accident did the German naval codes fall into British hands in Among the distinguished historians and writers included in this anthology are John Keegan James McPherson Paul Fussell Geoffrey C Ward Ted Morgan and William McNeil, This collection of forty four essays covers a wide range of World War II subjects and is written by bestselling and award winning historians Some highlights include Caleb Carr on Poland in the only campaign that Hitler won Stephen E Ambrose on a pivotal battle to take the Rhine John Keegan on the siege of Berlin Victor Davis Hanson on the charismatic and controversial Gen Curtis LeMay William Manchester on Churchill s failure to influence the French and Antony Beevor on the battle for Stalingrad The pieces have appeared in print only once before in the respected MHQ The Military Journal of Military History, The great war or the First World War as most Americans call it was the true turning point of the century just past It brought down dynasties and empires including the Ottoman one of the roots of our present difficulties It changed the United States from a bumptious provincial nation into a world power It made World War II inevitable and the Cold War as well Above all the Great War was history s first total war an armed conflict on a world stage between industrialized powers br br Robert Cowley has brought together the thirty articles in this book to examine that unnecessary but perhaps inevitable war in its diverse aspects A number of the subjects covered here are not just unfamiliar but totally fresh Who originated the term no man s land and the word tank What forgotten battles nearly destroyed the French Army in How did the discovery of a German naval codebook bring the United States into the war What was the weapon that for the first time put a man made object into the stratosphere br br The Great War takes a hard look at the legend of the Massacre of the Innocents at Ypres in an event that became a cornerstone of Nazi mythology It describes the Gallipoli campaign as it has never been described before from the Turkish side Brought to life as well are the horrors of naval warfare as both British and German sailors experienced them at the Battle of Jutland the near breakdown of the American commander John H Pershing and the rarely told story of the British disaster on the Tigris River in what is now Iraq br br Michael Howard chronicles the summer of and the descent into a war that leaders were actually more afraid to avoid than to join John Keegan writes about the muddy tragedy of Passchendaele in Jan Morris details the rise and fall of Sir John Fisher whom she characterizes as the greatest British admiral since Nelson Robert Cowley tells the haunting story of the artist K the Kollwitz determined to create a memorial to her dead son br In every way this is a book that does justice to the drama and complexity of the twentieth century s seminal event