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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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Works by Robert Cowley

The Reader's Companion to Military History (1996) — Editor — 134 copies
The Rulers of Britain (1920) 72 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1988 (1988) — Editor and Author "The Tunnels of Hill 60" — 20 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Editor and Author "Invasion Jitters, 1942" — 17 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (1992) — Editor and Author "What Happened at Celtic Wood?" — 17 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1993 (1993) — Editor and Co-Author "A Bundle of Presumptions" — 16 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1989 (1989) — Editor and Author "Albert and the Yser" — 15 copies
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" — 14 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1997 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 14 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1998 (1998) — Editor-in-Chief — 13 copies
La storia fatta con i se (2001) 13 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 13 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1995 (1995) — Author "The Somme: The Last 140 Days" — 12 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 12 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1996 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 12 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1996 (1996) — Editor-in-Chief — 11 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1990 (1990) — Editor and Author "The Mourning Parents" — 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1994 (1994) — Editor and Author "The Strategic View: The Stakes of 1915" — 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1997 (1997) — Editor-in-Chief — 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1995 (1994) — Editor and Author "The Prophet Armed" — 9 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1994 (1993) — Editor and Author "The Unreal City" — 9 copies
No End Save Victory (2001) — Editor — 3 copies
А что, если бы? (2002) 2 copies

Associated Works

Battlegrounds : Geography and the Art of Warfare (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 135 copies
American Heritage Magazine Vol 23 No 2 1972 February (1972) — Contributor — 15 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2000 (1999) — Author "Greatest Campaign: Firestorm Over Japan" — 9 copies


Common Knowledge



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 | 24 other reviews | 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 | 10 other reviews | 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 | 10 other reviews | 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.… (more)
SkuliSael | 10 other reviews | Apr 28, 2022 |

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