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review ´ For Want of a Nail If Burgoyne had won at Saratoga Greenhill Military Paperback 1777 a major turning point of the Revolution Robert Sobel takes a step sideways and presents the alternative version reinforcements arrive at Saratoga Gates' men flee and Burgoyne is victorious Rather than openly allying itself with the American rebels France withdraws its support as does Spain and the colonies surrender Those former rebels who refuse to live in the Confederation of Nor. Most in fact all the ones I can think of off the top of my head alternate history books are novels This book instead reads like a history textbook complete with copious fake footnotes I found this approach to be uite refreshing It helps that Sobel is very committed to this format going so far as to include a very critical essay from a fake historian at the end and pages and pages of made up books in the bibliographyThe departure point is checks title if Burgoyne had won at Saratoga which is plausible for me the factor that really seemed like it must be from another earth is the reasonableness and practicality of the British government in the immediate aftermath Once over that hump Sobel spins a very interesting if dry tale and my only complaint here is that the book would have really benefited from a f

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review ´ For Want of a Nail If Burgoyne had won at Saratoga Greenhill Military Paperback For Want of a Nail is an alternate history classic The outcome of one battle in the American Revolution diverges from reality and sparks an unstoppable chain of events which affects the history of the whole North American continent In reality the British general John Burgoyne heavily outnumbered by American troops surrendered his army to General Horatio Gates at the Battle of Saratoga in. This is the best alternative history I have ever read Its like a textbook for a different time line Very creative and plauable

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review ´ For Want of a Nail If Burgoyne had won at Saratoga Greenhill Military Paperback Th America established by the British leave their homes and settle in what becomes the United States of Mexico From then on the two continental nations find themselves constant rivals locked in military political and economic conflict Sobel provides a detailed intricately documented insight into two warring powers that develop in such dramatically different ways from their shared origins. Over the past few decades alternate history has emerged as an increasingly popular sub genre of science fiction Through it an ever growing number of authors and fans have postulated the different turns that history might have taken often because of relatively minor circumstances Most writers use this to establish a divergent setting for fictional works in which characters come to terms with the very different worlds that emerged as a resultIn this respect Robert Sobel offers something different Rather than develop an alternate history setting for a work of fiction he created something far elaborate a thoroughly articulated timeline of events resulting from a British victory in the Battle of Saratoga From it he envisages an American Revolution that ends in a British victory and the emergence of two d

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  • 442
  • For Want of a Nail If Burgoyne had won at Saratoga Greenhill Military Paperback
  • Robert Sobel
  • English
  • 07 March 2019
  • 9781853675041