What If? 2
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What If? 2

What If? 2
First edition cover
EditorRobert Cowley
CountryUnited States
SeriesWhat If?
GenreAlternate history
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication date
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Preceded by'What If? 
Followed by'What Ifs? of American History 

What If? 2, subtitled More What If?: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, is a collection of twenty-five essays dealing with counterfactual history. It was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 2001, ISBN 0-399-14795-0, and edited by Robert Cowley. It is the successor of What If? It was combined with the original What If? in The Collected What If?



  • "As a mental exercise or from simple curiosity, it is not uncommon to wonder what might have happened if an event had ended other than as history records." --Washington Times[1]
  • "A follow-up to the 1999 book by prominent historians who each examine a key moment in history and theorize how a slight turn of fate at a decisive moment could have changed history. The first book helped give alternate history its "serious" look, and this book should cement that." --USA Today[2]


  1. ^ "Playing with alternate history again, Hastings to atom bomb". Washington Times. October 14, 2001. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Squitieri, Tom (December 18, 2001). "Growing book genre gives history a do-over". USA Today. Retrieved 2012.

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