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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

A World Without World War I

by Richard Ned Lebow

Hardcover, 248 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $27 |

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Examining the chain of events that led to the Great War and what could reasonably have been done differently to avoid it, an acclaimed political psychologist creates plausible worlds, some better, some worse, that might have developed.

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Vladimir Lenin in 1900. In our counterfactual history, his career as the producer of the musical Pins and Needles is only a few years away. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Without World War I, Featuring Health-Nut Hitler

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Without World War I, the woman's suffrage movement might have been slower to gain traction. Paul Thompson/Getty Images hide caption

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Without World War I, A Slower U.S. Rise, No 'God Bless America'

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