Item #17469 If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg. Winston S. Churchill.
If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg
If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg
If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg

The First Published Appearance of Churchill's Alternative History Predicting the Course of History Had Lee Won the Battle of Gettysburg

If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg

New York: Scribner's Magazine, 1930. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good-. Item #17469

A very nice first published appearance of Churchill's alternative eleven-page history speculating on the course of history had Lee been victorious at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

Churchill's history was one of a series of speculative history articles by well-known authors published by Scribner's

In 1929 Churchill toured Virginia battlefields with Civil War historian Douglas Southall Freeman and later toured the Gettysburg Battlefield with Dwight Eisenhower.

"This essay is written from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where the Confederate Army won the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War, and the narrator frequently asks what would have happened if this event had not occurred.

It "is an exercise of counter-counter-factual irony. Although the Confederacy achieves independence, the British Empire becomes a broker between the United States and CSA, resulting in an eventual unification of all three as the "English Speaking Association", which prevents World War" - wiki

In addition to Churchill's fiction, this December, 1930 issue also features a full-page illustrated advertisement for the U.S. 1st Edition of 'A Roving Commission', Churchill's early-life autobiography, published the following month; as well as a large illustrated ad for Ernest Hemingway's 'In Our Time'.

Square tight binding. Clean interior. General rubbing and edge wear to wraps, with a touch of creasing to spine and upper fore edge corner.

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