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What If? 2
, subtitled What If? 2 , is a collection of twenty-five More What If?: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been 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 It was combined with the original What If? What If? in The Collected What If?
Socrates Dies at Delium, 424 BC" by Victor Davis Hanson
"Not by a Nose" by
Pontius Pilate Spares Jesus" by Carlos M. N. Eire
What if Jesus had not been crucified and instead lived into old age? "Repulse at
Hastings, October 14, 1066" by Cecelia Holland
Chinese Discovery of the New World, 15th century" by Theodore F. Cook, Jr.
What if Zheng He's expeditions had been allowed to continue? "
Martin Luther Burns at the Stake, 1521" by Geoffrey Parker
Charles I Had Not Left Whitehall, August 1641" by Theodore K. Rabb
Napoléon's Invasion of North America" by Thomas Fleming
Lincoln Had Not Freed the Slaves" by Tom Wicker
France Turns the Other Cheek, July 1870" by Alistair Horne
Election of Theodore Roosevelt, 1912" by John Lukacs
Great War Torpedoed" by Robert L. O'Connell
Finland Station" by George Feifer
"The Luck of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Geoffrey C. Ward
What if FDR's life or circumstances had been different in the 20th century? (Seven counterfactual scenarios are presented here.) "The War of 1938" by
Prime Minister Halifax" by Andrew Roberts
What if Lord Halifax had been Prime Minister instead of Churchill? "The Boys Who Saved Australia, 1942" by
Enigma Uncracked" by David Kahn
Pius XII Protests The Holocaust" by Robert Katz
What if the Vatican had been more forceful against the Nazi regime? "
VE Day -- November 11, 1944" by Caleb Carr
Führer in the Dock" by Roger Spiller
What if Hitler had lived to stand trial? "No
Bomb, No End" by Richard B. Frank
Presidency of Henry Wallace" by James Chace
"A Tale of Three
Congressmen, 1948" by Lance Morrow
"What if Pizarro Had Not Found Potatoes in Peru?" by William H. McNeill
Reviews "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  "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