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Robert Cowley is the cofounder & editor of "MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History" & the editor of the anthology "Experience of War". (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obres de Robert Cowley

The Reader's Companion to Military History (1996) — Editor — 134 exemplars
The Rulers of Britain (1920) 73 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1988 (1988) — Editor and Author "The Tunnels of Hill 60" — 23 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1989 (1989) — Editor and Author "Albert and the Yser" — 19 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (1992) — Editor and Author "What Happened at Celtic Wood?" — 19 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Editor and Author "Invasion Jitters, 1942" — 18 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1993 (1993) — Editor and Co-Author "A Bundle of Presumptions" — 17 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1997 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (1998) — Editor-in-Chief and Author "Massacre of the Innocents" and "The Soviet Invasion of Japan" — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 14 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1995 (1995) — Author "The Somme: The Last 140 Days" — 13 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 13 exemplars
La storia fatta con i se (2001) 13 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1998 (1998) — Editor-in-Chief — 13 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1996 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 12 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1996 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 12 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1990 (1990) — Editor and Author "The Mourning Parents" — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1994 (1994) — Editor and Author "The Strategic View: The Stakes of 1915" — 11 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1998 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 10 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1995 (1994) — Editor and Author "The Prophet Armed" — 10 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1994 (1993) — Editor and Author "The Unreal City" — 9 exemplars
No End Save Victory (2001) — Editor — 3 exemplars
А что, если бы? (2002) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Poilu The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918 (1978) — Epíleg, algunes edicions172 exemplars
Battlegrounds : Geography and the Art of Warfare (2003) — Introducció, algunes edicions135 exemplars
American Heritage Magazine Vol 23 No 2 1972 February (1972) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2000 (1999) — Author "Greatest Campaign: Firestorm Over Japan" — 10 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Cowley, Robert
Data de naixement
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Connecticut, USA
Harvard College (1956)
military historian
Cowley, Malcolm (father)



Some ”What If”s are 5/5s, some 4/5s for being too on the light side or, on the contrary, close to typical academic ramble, and some are fascinating (the best is the WW1 scenario written by Cowley himself, the editor of the book). The total is somewhere between 4 and 5, but closer to 4 for me (I am European) because it is too American-centered: way too much about the Independence War and Civil War, which gets really boring.
milosdumbraci | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | May 5, 2023 |
The path untrodden, counterfactual reality, or simply alternate history. Twenty-five of the 20th Century’s eminent historians look at what might have been in the essay anthology What If? 2 edited by contributor Robert Cowley.

The twenty-five essays range from 424 B.C. in Ancient Greece to the 1948 Elections in the United States covering a variety of topics though for roughly 300 of the 430 pages covered the time between 1912 and 1948. Unlike the previous volume, many of the essays focused on the actual event than going into an alternative scenario or would briefly speculate about things happening differently in the last two paragraphs. The essays that focused on the assignment that were good were Thomas K. Rabb’s essay on Charles I dying in 1641 of the plague and adverting the English Civil War, Alistair Horne’s fanciful piece on Napoleon III not taking Otto von Bismark’s bait to advert the Franco-Prussian war, George Feifer’s essay on Lenin on influencing the Russian Revolution, and Richard B. Frank’s essay on if the United States hadn’t dropped the atomic bombs.

What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been is an interesting set of essays, a lot are knowledgeable for someone who doesn’t know specific points talked about however the “alternate” aspect was lacking compared to the previous collection.
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mattries37315 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Dec 12, 2022 |
I was a bit disappointed in this collection, but it was mostly a personal taste. Some of the writers’ styles were not to my liking. But several of the stories seemed to fall short of their promise, focusing more on the history around their chosen event and just suggestions of alternate sequences of events. The history of the potato was very interesting and the author raised some real question about what could have happened if any of a number of events had varied, but he did not write any real alternate stories. I felt this story didn’t deliver what the book promised.

Some of the stories worked very well, exploring Churchill’s politics and his influence on WWII.

Overall, I suspect the scope of speculative fiction doesn’t work well with the short story format.
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Nodosaurus | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jul 8, 2022 |
Að mörgu leyti áhugaverðar pælingar í þessu riti. Virtir fræðimenn og rithöfundar koma með innlegg um hvernig atburðir hefðu getað þróast með öðrum hætti en þeir gerðu í heimssögunni. Flest eiga þessi innlegg sameiginlegt að höfundarnir skoða hvort góðar líkur hafi verið á að atburðir þróuðust á annan veg og koma svo með getgátur um hvernig heimssagan hefði breyst.
Pælingarnar eru mistrúverðugar og áhugaverðar en einna skemmtilegust þótti mér frásögnin af því hversu afdrifarík áhrif kartaflan hafði á þróunina í Evrópu. Spánverjar fundu hana í Suður-Ameríku og kynnu notkun hennar í Evrópu eftir landafundina. En ef þeir hefðu ekki gert það hvað þá? Áhrif hennar eru ótrúlega mikil og bent er á að tilvera Prússlands byggðist til að mynda mikið til upp á kartöflunni því herir Prússlands átu lítið annað en kartöflur.… (més)
SkuliSael | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Apr 28, 2022 |

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Geoffrey Skelton Author "The Decembrist Uprising", Author "Plevna"
Brian Rose Photographer "Requiem for the Iron Curtain", Photographer "The Berlin Wall Revisited"
Joseph E. Persico Author "Casey's German Gamble", Author "The Guilt of Alfred Jodl"
James Warren Author "Down Under in Vietnam", Author "The Mystery of Khe Sanh"
Lewis Milford Co-Author "Sweet WIne at Last"
Michael Spick Author "The Fokker Menace"
Chester G. Starr Author "The Athenian Century"
Richard Severo Co-Author "Sweet WIne at Last"
John Maxtone-Graham Author "Conscripting the Queens"
Andrew Ward Author "Stalking the Nana Sahib"
Thomas A. Gabay Compiler "Diary of a Tail Gunner"
John Gabay Author "Diary of a Tail Gunner"
Peter McCormick Author "The Improbable Thomas Cochrane" and "O'Brian's Aubrey: The Cochrane Connection"
Peter Fritzsche Author ""Air-Conditioning" Germany"
Harry H. Crosby Author "Everybody wants us out of the sky. . . ."
Colin Martin Co-Author "If the Armada Had Landed"
Laura Palmer Author "The General, At Ease: An Interview with Westmoreland"
Arthur Ferrill Author "Alexander in India" The Battle at the Edge of the Earth"
Osborn Elliot Author "This is the Way a War Ends"
Kan Sugahar Translator "A Kamikaze's Story"
Kanji Suzuki Co-Author "A Kamikaze's Story"
Tadao Morimoto Co-Author "A Kamikaze's Story"
Eric Morris Author "The Uncommon Commoner"
Edward J. Drea Author "Previews of Hell"
Bruce Catton Author "A Matter of a Salute"
Dolores Moyano Martin Author "A Sanguinary Obsession"
Otto Friedrich Author "L'Année Terrible"
Ted Brusaw Co-Author "The End in the Bunker"
Hans Von Luck Author "The End in North Africa"
Bruce Kraig Author "Feeding the Troops, 3000 B.C.E."
Priscus Author "An Evening with Attila"
Siegfried Knappe Co-Author "The End in the Bunker"
Jean-Paul Bertaud Author "War in the Year II: Supplying the Army"
Gotthold von Rohden Author "Experience of War: "Holy Night," 1914"
Stephen Bower Young Author "Trapped"
Aram Bakshian Author "The Janissaries" and "Mohács: The Tomb of the Hungarian Nation"
Robert A. Selig Author "Storming the Redoubts"
Timothy D. Johnson Author "Winfield Scott's Blunder to Glory" and "Building a Peacetime American Army"
Simon Schama Author "The Poetry of History"
Susan Brind Morrow Author "The Sea Peoples"
Shelby Foote Author "Stand up for Bastards!"
T.W. Black Author "Helpful Hints for Hopeful Heroes"
Haruko Taya Translator "Mountain, river, grass, and trees"
Bess M. Tittle Author "Experience of War: "Take Care of the Baby!""
Marilyn Elkins Author "MIA"
Mimura Masaru Author "Mountain, river, grass, and trees"
Peggy Warner Co-Author "The Doctrine of Surprise" and "Arms and Men: The Secret Weapon that Failed"
Jay Van Orden Author "Enemies in the Field: The Photography of C.S. Fly"
Dino A. Brugioni Author "The Invasion of Cuba"
William R. Hawkins Author "The Man Who Invented Limited War" and "Corbett's Remarkable Relevance"
Elton E. Mackin Author "The German seemed to sag suddenly. . . ."
David Quammen Author "The Ineffable Union of man and Horse"
E. C. Marchant Translator "Experience of War: Xenophon on a Hoplite Battle"
Paul Lewis Author "A Short History of the United Nations Peacekeeping"
Jay Luvaas Author "Tactical Exercises: From Drill Field to Battlefield"
Jan Morris Author "Fisher's Face" and "The Battle of Fatshan Creek"
Alexander Werth Author "That unbelievable Death Factory"
Paul Fussell Author "From Light to Heavy Duty"
Charles C. Osborne Author "Early's Raid on Washington"
Allan R. Millett Author "Belleau Wood: One Man's Initiation"
William Murray Author "The Strategic View: Why Air Forces Do Not Understand Strategy"
Sir David Fraser Author "Rommel's Last Battle"
Lloyd Bentsen Author "Experience of War: Don't I Know You?"
D'Ann Campbell Author "Women, Combat, and the Gender Line"
J.S. Cartier Author and Photographer "Verdun: The Haunted Woods"
Ferenc M. Szasz Author "Peppermint and Alsos"
Keith Elliot Greenberg Author "The Essential Art of Empathy"
Kenneth P. Czech Author "Rome's German Nightmare"
Duncan Spencer Co-Author "The Airborne's Watery Triumph"
T. Michael Booth Co-Author "The Airborne's Watery Triumph"
Sue Ben-Dor Author "An Instrument of War"
M. K. Dziewanowski Author "A Cavalryman's Story"
Byron Farwell Author "Intimidation by Reputation"
John Taylor Author "Arms and Men: "The Largest Ship that Will Float on the Ocean""
Clifford Beal Author "Omdurman"
Jacob Walter Author "Experience of War: "I thanked God anew with tears.""
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Author "Cannon Fever"
Peter G. Tsouras Author "Omaha Beach: A Scenario for Disaster"
Ernest Hemingway Author "Ernest Hemingway: On the Quai at Smyrna"
Basil Zarov Author "Assignment: Cyprus"
Brigitte M. Goldstein Author "Excavations and the Site of the Battle"
Arnold Toynbee Author "A Ridge Too Far: Arnold Toynbee Reports"
Elisha Hunt Rhodes Author "Experience of War: "May God save me from another such scene""
Laura Brandon Author "Canadian War Museum"
Margaret B. Wheeler Author "Fertile Blood"
Maurice Greenberg Author "We Were So Naive"
John De St.Jorre Author "The Imperial War Museum"
Evgeniya Andreyevna Zhigulenko Author "Experience of War: A "Night Witch" Remembers"
Frank C. Elkins Author "Experience of War: "War is legal murder. . . .""
Olivia L. Cowley Author "Grant's Hero"
Richard Slovak Author "The Spanish Main and the Silver Screen"
Publio Magini Co-Author "Experience of War: Secret Mission to Tokyo"
David Balme Co-Author "Experience of War: Gott Mit Whom?"
H.J. Wilson Author "What Should We Do with a Captured Heinkel?"
Donald Allan Author "Experience of War: Remembering Venafro"
Donald C. Pfanz Author "Port Republic: Clinching the Valley Campaign"
Dan Kurzman Author "Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb"
John Batchelor Author "The Battle of Britain: A Child's View"
Denis Richards Co-Author "The Fury of Eagle Day"
Michael S. Durham Author "The Utah War" and "Remembering Mountain Meadows"
John McCormick Co-Author "Experience of War: Gott Mit Whom?"
Constance Garnett Translator "That's a fine death!"
Alvin Kernan Author "Experience of War: The Day the Hornet Sank"
Michael Gannon Author "The U-Boat That Took In New York"
Kate Kelly Author "The Norman Invasion of Ireland"
Gary W. Gallagher Author "When Lee Was Mortal"
William H. Honan Author "Bywater's Pacific War Prophecy"
Richard Hough Co-Author "The Fury of Eagle Day"
Laurence Bergreen Author "Oh! How He Hated to Get Up in the Morning"
Ulysses S. Grant Author "Every one has his superstitions. . . ."
Page Smith Author "Experience of War: Reflections on Company C"
William J. McPeak Author "Man of Lepanto"
Mary Ellen Meehan Author "Welcome, German Soldiers!"
Christopher Hibbert Author "Marston Moor" and "Marston Moor Today"
Leo Tolstoy Author "That's a fine death!"
Anne Crudge Co-Author "Experience of War: Secret Mission to Tokyo"
Nat Brandt Author "Is This Hell?"
Alex Roland Author "Greek Fire"
Wilfred P. Deac Author "We Will Fight You Forever!" and "The Maori Way of War"
Paul J. Kemp Author "Decima Mas"
Charles Strozier Author "The Tragedy of Unconditional Surrender"
Gideon Rose Author "The Victor"
Janet Gardner Author "The Unseen Conflict"
Peter G. Tsoras Author "As the Soviets Saw It: Stalingrad"
Desmond MacRae Author "Arms and Men: Terrible Engine"
W. A. B. Douglas Author "Beachhead Labrador"
J. R. Stark Author "French Defeat at Sea, British Victory at Yorktown"
Eugene N. Borza Author "What Philip Wrought"
Sir Henry Hamilton Author "A Prisoner of War"
Dik A. Daso Author "Arms and Men: The Kettering Bug"
Peter Macpherson Author "The Photographers of Barbarossa"
Don Graham Author "The Hero in Hollywood"
Winston S. Churchill Author "Operation Deletion"
David C. Isby Co-Author "In Caesar's Shadow"
E.B. Sledge Author "Experience of War: Incident at Lang Fang"
Robert R. Denny Author "Hitler's Killer Jet"
Robert L McCormack Co-Author "Experience of War: Un Petit Blessé"
John R. Hale Author "Phormio Crosses the T"
R. Cargill Hall Author "The Truth About Overflights"
Matthew Bennett Author "The Knight Unmasked"
Harris Greene Author "Experience of War: Cloak-and-Dagger in Salzburg"
Benis W. Frank Author "Experience of War: The Christmas Eve Crab Invasion"
Sir Michael Howard Author "Europe 1914"
Tim Travers Author "The Somme: July 1, 1916: The Reason Why"
Charles Twombleg Co-Author "Experience of War: Un Petit Blessé"
Malcolm Brown Author "No-Man's Land" and "Swinton's Other Creation"
Vladimir Lempori Author "A Lousy Story"
Joanne Buggins Author "1940: Londoners Underground"
Nikolai Tioulpinov Author "Little Generals"
Johann Conrad Döhla Author "Experience of War: A Hessian at Yorktown"
Arthur T. Hadley Author "In Review: Future War"
William H. Goetzmann Author "Confessions of a Rogue"
Richard Hall Author "Desperate Citadel"
Joseph T. Glatthaar Author "Lord High Admiral of the U.S. Navy" and "Grant at Vicksburg: A Lesson in Operational Art"
R. D. Lawrence Author "Experience of War: A Little Death, A Little Life"
D. Clayton James Author "The Other Pearl Harbor"
Philip Burnham Author "The Andersonvilles of the North"
James H. Cockfield Author "The Admiral from Hell"
Leon F. Litwack Author "In Review: "The past is not dead. . . .""
Otis Ferguson Author "Nine of us in one day . . ."
William C. Fuller Author "Suvorov"
Larissa Volokhonsky Co-Translator "A Lousy Story"
Richard Pevear Co-Translator "A Lousy Story"
Robert Weiss Author "Experience of War: High Noon at Mortain"
D. Mark Katz Author "The Photographer to the Army of the Potomac"
Alfred de Zayas Author "In Review: "You have no status""
Lionel Sotheby Author "Experience of War: A Bad Afternoon at Aubers Ridge"
David Shears Author "Hitler's D-Day" and "Could Sea Lion Have Worked?"
John Whitman Author "Arms and Men: Extending the Range of the Zero"
Gustav Gilbert Author "Russian Prisoners"
William McNeill Author "The Gunpowder Revolution"
Paul Kennedy Author "The Fall and Rise of Military History"
David Douglas Duncan Photographer "Khe Sanh Eyewitness"
Max Hastings Author "The Lonely Passion of Bomber Harris" and "Firestorm at Hamburg"
Kurt Vonnegut Author "So it goes."
Lisa Amoroso Cover designer
Jeffrey L. Ward Cartographer
Carla Bolte Designer
Andrea Ho Cover designer
Dan Holmberg Cover photographer


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