by Margaret MacMillan
Hardcover, 739 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $35 | purchase
Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?
The award-winning author of Paris 1919 presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events.
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
March 12, 2014 One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/285915312/289092330" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Without World War I, the woman's suffrage movement might have been slower to gain traction.
Paul Thompson/Getty Images
March 12, 2014 If the Great War had never happened, America might look vastly different. Among other things, woman's suffrage and the civil rights movement might have suffered.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/285916073/289595014" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor
Support The Programs You Love