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Tsouras, Peter

Overview
Works: 71 works in 285 publications in 4 languages and 13,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Quotations  Biography  Fiction  Dictionaries  Counterfactual histories  Military history  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Encyclopedias  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN6084.W35, 355.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Tsouras
Rising sun victorious : the alternate history of how the Japanese won the Pacific War( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten leading military historians offer a speculative look at what would have happened in the Pacific during the Second World War and the repercussions for the United States if Japan had been victorious, presenting a series of fact-based alternate scenarios and insights about the war
Disaster at D-Day : the Germans defeat the Allies, June 1944 by Peter Tsouras( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June 1944: the Allies have prepared the largest forces ever gathered for the massive, decisive invasion of Europe. Facing them on the coast of France is the might of the German Wehrmacht ... The question of 'what might have been' has fascinated authors as diverse as Saki and Len Deighton, dealing with the fictional after-effects of great battles. Disaster at D-Day, firmly based on fact is a brilliant study of how a campaign could lead to unexpected results. Peter Tsouras introduces minor alterations at the start of the operation -- the slight repositioning of a unit, the unlooked-for presence of a commander -- and examines their effects as they gather momentum and impact upon all subsequent events"--Jacket
Operation Just Cause : the U.S. intervention in Panama by Bruce W Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sikkerhedspolitik; Udenrigspolitik; Efterretningstjeneste; Noriega; Militær intervention; Mellemamerika
Warrior's words : a quotation book : from Sesostris III to Schwarzkopf, 1871 BC to AD 1991 by Peter Tsouras( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gettysburg : an alternate history by Peter Tsouras( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone with an interest in America's greatest battle comes up against its controversies. What if J.E.B. Stuart had arrived on the battlefield before the second day? What if Ewell had pressed hard on the heels of the Union rout on the first day? What if Pickett's charge had been stronger and better led? What if the Army of the Potomac had been commanded by a more aggressive counter-attacker than Meade? 'Gettysburg' presents some of these possibilities as though they were the reality, and explores the impact they would have on the battle and on the course of the war. The alternate events are anchored firmly in the context of the actual events, and are all within the scope of what was genuinely possible." -- Back cover
Dixie victorious : an alternate history of the Civil War by Peter Tsouras( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could the South have won the Civil War? Based on real battles, actions, and characters, ten scenarios have been carefully constructed to reveal how at points of decision a different choice or minor incident could have set in motion an entirely new train of events. What if Sherman was stalled outside Atlanta, or Lincoln lost the crucial 1864 election? Or if Stuart's Cavalry at Gettysburg arrived in time to give Lee the freedom of operation he lacked in reality? These and many more scenarios are played out against the dramatic and colorful backdrop of this critical and bloody era of American history. Based on a series of "what ifs" posed by leading military historians, this new speculative history reconstructs moments during the American Civil War that could conceivably have altered the entire course of the war and led to a Confederate victory.--From publisher description
Warlords of the ancient Americas : Central America by Peter Tsouras( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greenhill dictionary of military quotations( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These memorable sayings, with full source references, are broken down into 485 categories. Drawn from direct experience and close observation, they cover such areas as the art of war, courage, danger, failure, leadership, luck, military intelligence, training, guerrilla warfare and victory."--Jacket
Changing orders : the evolution of the world's armies, 1945 to the present by Peter Tsouras( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grim, but fascinating pageant. This is the story of the world's armies from the end of the Second World War - their development and progress, their objectives and performance, and their strategies and politics
Montezuma : warlord of the Aztecs by Peter Tsouras( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Montezuma (ca. 1466-1520) ascended to the Aztec throne on the basis of a successful military record and his reputation for piety. As Peter G. Tsouras demonstrates, almost immediately Montezuma transformed himself from a man of good judgment to a pitiless autocrat. He killed indiscriminately in his own empire and waged wars of conquest against his neighbors. In 1519, Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico at the head of a Spanish expedition. Montezuma believed the invaders to be gods fulfilling the prophecy of the god Quetzalcoatl's return. He failed to resist and cautiously offered gifts. As a result, Cortes and the conquistadors marched on the capital. Almost gladly, the monarch surrendered his power, wealth, and even the sovereignty of his people. He became a puppet of the Spaniards and finally aligned himself with Cortes in battle against his own people. When the emperor's brother at last led an uprising, the ungrateful Spaniards killed Montezuma."
Alexander : invincible king of Macedonia by Peter Tsouras( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.E.), who reigned as king of Macedonia for only thirteen years, set a flame of conquest that introduced the dynamism of Hellenism to the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian worlds and established a standard of leadership and military conquest that was the envy of the most successful Roman emperors, medieval knights, and steppe barbarians. Julius Caesar wept that he could not surpass Alexander, while Napoleon could only dream of such invincibility." "Alexander had the great fortune to be born the able son of Philip II, one of the most talented men of war and politics produced by the Hellenic world, who created for Alexander the foundation of the Macedonian state and army, the tools of his future greatness. Alexander's invincibility was the product of profound genius, physical perfection, boundless energy, imagination, daring, intellect, and vision. He was a master tactician, strategist, logistician, diplomat, and statesman, with had the ability to win the affection and obedience of others. Even his enemies were quick to fall victim to his valor and charm. His personal attributes and accomplishments were so far removed from those of ordinary men that he achieved almost godlike status within his lifetime. Above all, he was the penultimate man of war, one of history's greatest soldiers and generals."--Jacket
Fighting in hell : the German ordeal on the Eastern Front by Erhard Raus( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fighting in hell presents four invaluable reports detailing the German campaign in Russia during World War II ... They were written in the late 1940s and early 1950s as part of the U.S. Army program to record the German commanders' accounts and explanations of their strategies and tactics"--Jacket
The United States Army : a dictionary( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third Reich victorious : the alternate history of how the Germans won the war( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third Reich Victorious is a gripping and terrifying alternate history, and a tellling insight into what a close run thing World War II really was
Battle of the Bulge : Hitler's alternate scenarios by Peter Tsouras( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SECOND WORLD WAR. Leading specialists in the field look at alternate outcomes of the Battle of the Bulge. On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched a massive surprise attack on the Allies: the Battle of the Bulge had begun. Planned by the Germans with the utmost secrecy, the battle was one of the largest and bloodiest fought by the United States in World War II. Near complete surprise crippled the Allied line early on, but fierce resistance and massive air attacks ultimately gave Allied forces the edge, sealed the failure of the offensive, and left German forces severely depleted. Had Hitler's gambit succeeded, a German victory in the war would have certainly been possible, if not likely. "Battle of the Bulge: Hitler's Alternate Scenarios" explores this idea through pieces by several leading experts in the field that reveal exactly how history could have been dramatically altered
Hitler triumphant : alternate decisions of World War II by Peter Tsouras( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a series of fascinating What ifs posed by leading military historians, this compelling new alternate history recontructs the moments during World War II which could conceivably have altered the entire course of the Second World War and led to a German victory. Based on real battles, actions and characters, each scenario has been carefully constructed to reveal how, at points of decision, a different choice or minor incident could have set in motion an entirely new train of events altering history forever. Scenarios in this volume include the fall of Malta in 1942 and the likely consequences and the possibility of Halifax making peace with Hitler
Panzers on the Eastern Front : General Erhard Raus and his panzer divisions in Russia, 1941-1945 by Erhard Raus( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erhard Raus, German Panzer general on the Eastern front during World War II, traces his experiences as a leader of the blitzkrieg against Russian forces
Britannia's fist : from Civil War to World War : an alternate history by Peter Tsouras( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once too often in the War Between the States, Great Britain's support for the Confederacy takes it to the brink of war with the Union. The escape of a British-built Confederate ironclad finally ignites the heap of combustible animosities and national interests. When the U.S. Navy seizes it in British waters, the ensuing battle spirals into all-out war. Napoleon III eagerly joins the British and declares war on the United States. Meanwhile, treason uncoils in the North as the anti-war Democrats, known as Copperheads, plot to overthrow the U.S. government and take the Midwest into the Confederacy
A rainbow of blood : the Union in peril : an alternate history by Peter Tsouras( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know what military glory is? It is that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of bloodthat serpents eye, that charms to destroy. Abraham Lincoln The Union in dire peril! The war that began in Britannias Fist accelerates during a few desperate weeks in October 1863
Disaster at Stalingrad by Peter Tsouras( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is early September 1942 and the German commander of the Sixth Army, General Paulus, assisted by the Fourth Panzer Army, is poised to advance on the Russian city of Stalingrad. His primary mission was to take the city, crushing this crucial centre of communication and manufacturing, and to secure the valuable oil fields in the Caucasus
 
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Rising sun victorious : the alternate history of how the Japanese won the Pacific War
Alternative Names
Peter G. Tsouras American writer

Peter G. Tsouras Amerikaans historicus

Peter G. Tsouras escritor estadounidense

Tsouras, Peter

Tsouras, Peter G.

Tsouras, Peter G. 1948-

Тоурас, Питер

ツォウラス, ピーター

ツォウラス, ピーター・G

Languages
English (178)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Disaster at D-Day : the Germans defeat the Allies, June 1944Gettysburg : an alternate historyDixie victorious : an alternate history of the Civil WarWarlords of the ancient Americas : Central AmericaThe Greenhill dictionary of military quotationsMontezuma : warlord of the AztecsAlexander : invincible king of MacedoniaFighting in hell : the German ordeal on the Eastern Front