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Cowley, Robert

Overview
Works: 101 works in 312 publications in 7 languages and 13,260 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Counterfactual histories  Miscellanea  Biography  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: D25.5, 355.48
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Cowley
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays by Robert Cowley( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently
What if? 2 : eminent historians imagine what might have been : essays( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second volume of historical speculation by experts in the field wonders what if Socrates had died on the battlefield at Delium or Eisenhower had finished off the Nazis in 1944, among other intriguing scenarios
What ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on pivotal moments in American history includes Caleb Carr on America had there been no Revolution, and Robert Dallek on what might have happened if JFK had not been assassinated
The Reader's companion to military history by Society for Military History (U.S.)( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one hundred fifty distinguished military historians, biographers, and journalists contributed nearly six hundred articles to The Reader's Companion to Military History. The result is an extraordinary chronicle of warfare that combines compelling historical narrative with the best of contemporary scholarship. Filled with surprising anecdotes, little-known facts, and rare illustrations, the volume provides essential information on major events and battles
The Cold War : a military history( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by twenty-five distinguished historians shed new light on the military and political aspects of the Cold War, discussing such topics as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, espionage, and the arms race with the Soviets
Fitzgerald and the jazz age by Malcolm Cowley( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil War( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the Civil War explores every aspect of the conflict from Lee's role in the Confederacy to the tactics that won and lost the war, with contributions from James M. McPherson, David Herbert Donald, and other notable historians
The Great War : perspectives on the First World War( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by the world's foremost military historians shed new light on the causes, events, campaigns, personalities, and repercussions of World War I, including essays by such authors as Thomas Fleming, Robert Wohl, and Sir Michael Howard
The rulers of Britain by Robert Cowley( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and lavish photographs present treasures of the rulers of Great Britain and include a chronology relating people and events and art and architecture from King Arthur to Queen Victoria
1918: gamble for victory; the greatest attack of World War I by Robert Cowley( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowley speaks of World War 1 in this book with detailed maps and indepth descriptions of the war
Experience of war : an anthology of articles from MHQ, the Quarterly journal of military history( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of war is the history of humankind," says Robert Cowley, founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and editor of Experience of War, a notable anthology of articles from the first four years of an unusual magazine. The 51 articles in Experience of War represent an extraordinary range of subject matter--from the latest theories about the origins of war to the way in which the recent Gulf crisis has altered its informal (but binding) rules. Experience of War recreates the feel of combat, whether it is the panic of Roman soldiers trapped at Cannae, the edgy determination of British tunnelers at Ypres racing to blow up an underground mine before they themselves are blown up, or the impressions of Israeli pilots sweeping down on Egyptian airfields in the surprise strikes of 1967. Experience of War examines popular myths and legends. Did the Amazons actually exist? (Maybe.) Can the Great Wall of China be seen from the moon? (No.) It is filled with unexpected information: for instance, the Korean navy sailed the first ironclads, more than three centuries before the Monitor and the Merrimac. Its stories are as unusual as they are intriguing: the secret intelligence network that delivered the German naval codes to the British in 1915, Rod Serling and John Ford's Pentagon war games, and the truth about the battleship Potemkin will be revealed inside these covers. MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History has been in existence for only four years and already it has won prizes for its editorial excellence and praise for its scholarly content. Assembled here are some of the memorable articles from its pages, by such distinguished writers and military historians as John Keegan, James M. McPherson, Michael Howard, Geoffrey C. Ward, Paul Fussell, Ted Morgan, and William McNeill
West Point : Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and photographs celebrates the first two hundred years of the illustrious military institution whose alumni include Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Buzz Aldrin, and Norman Schwarzkopf
The collected What if? : eminent historians imagining what might have been : essays( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and philosophers alike have pondered the crucial turning points of history--the events that forever altered the course of civilization and set the stage for the world in which we live today. In these essays, some of the most respected minds of our time as the question "What if ... ": Pontius Pilate hadn't ordered Jesus Christ's crucifixion? Abraham Lincoln hadn't abolished slavery? A Confederate aide hadn't accidentally lost General Robert E. Lee's plans for invading the North? The Allied invasion of D Day had failed? Pope Pius XII had spoken out against the Holocaust? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? --From publisher's description
More what if? : eminent historians imagine what might have been( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrating on the crucial and the seemingly insignificant, historians offer an alternative history and take a provocative look at the way our world could easily have been. For example, what if William hadn't conquered?
What if? : shi shang 20 qi zhong yao shi jian de ling yi zhong ke neng by Robert Cowley( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if? : military historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infectious alternatives by William H. McNeill; No glory that was Greece, by Victor Davis Hanson; Conquest Denied by Josiah Ober; Furor Teutonicus by Lewia L Lapham; The dark ages made lighter, by Barry S. Strauss; The death that saved Europe, by Cecelia Holland; If only it had not been such a wet summer, by Theodore K Rabb; The immolation of Hernan Cortes, by Ross Hassig; The repulse of English fireships, by Geoffrey Parker; Unlikely victory by Thomas Fleming; What the fod wrought, by David McCullough; Ruler of the world, by Alastair Horne; If the lost order hadn't been lost, by James M McPherson; A confederate cannae. by Stephen W Sears; The what ifs of 1914 by Robert Keegan; How Hitler could have won the war, by John Keegan; Our Midway disaster by Theodore F Cook; D Day fails by Robert Cowley; Funeral in Berlin, by David Clay Large; China without tears by Arthur Waldron
With my face to the enemy : [perspectives on the Civil War : essays] by Robert Cowley( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audio selection includes essays from the leading authorities on the Civil War
No end save victory : [perspectives on WWII]( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven essays written by military historians
What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative collection of essays features today's foremost historians speculating on these "what ifs", providing a fascinating new perspective on history's most pivotal events
What if? 2 : eminent historians imagine what might have been : [essays]( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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What if? : the world's foremost military historians imagine what might have been : essays
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Robert Cowley American military historian

Robert Cowley Amerikaans historicus

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What if? 2 : eminent historians imagine what might have been : essaysWhat ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have beenThe Reader's companion to military historyThe Cold War : a military historyWith my face to the enemy : perspectives on the Civil WarThe Great War : perspectives on the First World WarExperience of war : an anthology of articles from MHQ, the Quarterly journal of military historyWest Point : Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition