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Título: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - Imaginary History ...
Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
SIGNED, DATED and inscribed on the Title Page: "9 iii 2004 To David with fondest regards and many thanks for your splendid contribution, Andrew Roberts" Possible inscription to one of the contributing authors, David Frum. Hardcover. First UK Edition First Printing. The book is in Very Good plus condition, front corners moderately bumped, else a Fine unmarked book. In Very Good Dust Jacket with original UK price intact. DJ has corresponding bumps, else Near Fine. Contributing authors are: Anne Somerset, Antonia Fraser, John Adamson, Robert Cowley, Adam Zamoyski, Norman Stone, Amanda Foreman, Andrew Roberts, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Cornad Black, Simon Heffer, David Frum. N° de ref. de la librería 002096
Sinopsis: Throughout history, great and terrible events have often hinged on sheer luck. Now, award-winning historian Andrew Roberts has assembled a team of his prominent colleagues, asking them to consider what might have happened if major world events had gone differently. Concentrating on their areas of expertise, distinguished historians re-imagine vital moments in history. George W. Bush?s former White House adviser, David Frum, considers a President Gore response to 9/11, while Conrad Black wonders how the U.S. might have entered World War II if the Japanese had not bombed Pearl Harbor. Whether it?s Stalin fleeing Moscow in 1941, as envisioned by Simon Sebag Montefiore, or Napoleon not being forced to retreat from it in 1812, as pictured by Adam Zamoyski, these essays posit a fascinating, sometimes horrifying parallel universe.
Biografía del autor: Andrew Roberts, 40, might not have got into Cambridge if the head of history at Caius College had not been amused by why he was chucked out of school. His books would not have been written if Roberts had been even half-way competent at his initial career choice, merchant banking. So he would not have won the Wolfson and James Stern Silver Pen prizes, nor would have become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. More troubling to him still, if he had not sat next to the biographer Leonie Frieda in the Poissonerie restaurant in Sloane Avenue, she might not be his girlfriend today.
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