Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson

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What if Britain had stayed out of the First World War? What if Germany had won the Second? Historians have traditionally refused to ask questions of the past, preferring to assume that whatever happened was inevitable. But Virtual History challenges this complacency as leading historians apply "counterfactual" arguments to decisive moments in modern history.

Papermac: 1998.
ISBN: 9780333647288. 548 pp.
Softcover. Very good.