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    [PDF/EPUB] Å The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 Anthony Williams’s book begins with a premise of two historians one British the other German who find themselves sent back seventy years ex

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    Anthony G. Williams ¼ 8 summary download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ Anthony G. Williams review The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 I found this book extremely hard going Don't get me wrong the author obviously knew his history This was a well researched history story told as a piece of fiction about somebody going back in time and using his detailed kno

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    review The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 Anthony G. Williams ¼ 8 summary download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ Anthony G. Williams The author appears to have an excellent grasp on the weaponry and technology of the era and the premise of modern day historians altering the course of WWII is frankly exciting to me Sadly dull writing and a cast of shallow characters who only exist to drive forward technological development kept me from enjoying this book

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    [PDF/EPUB] Å The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 I loved this It reminded me of one of the few good episodes of the stunningly bad Galactica 1980 The interplay between the travellers is very clever and the contemporary scene is well realised the still standing ruins of Crystal Palace for example As a history major I understood the references and what the travellers were trying to do and felt it very brilliantly conceived

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review The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2

The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 summary ï 8 What if you went to sleep as usual in 2004 and woke up in 1934 What if you had vital knowledge about the forthcoming Second World War and could prove that you came from the future What could you do to affect B. Anthony Williams s book begins with a premise of two historians one British the other German who find themselves sent back seventy years exactly why or how is never explained to 1934 where they use their knowledge of history to prepare for the upcoming war This premise serves as a vehicle to allow Williams to re wage the war with the lessons and weapons it would produce His knowledge of military technology is considerable and he uses it to make a number of plausible and thought provoking conjectures about what direction such developments could take and their impact upon the battlefields of the 1940sWhere his novel lacks verisimilitude however is in its presentation of the broader history of the period as well as in the ramifications of his alterations To achieve his wide ranging restructuring of the British armed forces in the 1930s the author completely ignores the financial and political constraints that the British government faced Political leaders are in fact totally absent from such a dramatic shift as a cabal of civil servants uses the advice of Williams s macguffin to completely restructure British policy and all without so much as a uestion in Parliament Even disappointingly Williams glosses over the ramifications of the changes he offers how Britain s improved military for example might have been used to preserve the empire for longer than was the case The possible implications are than enough to sustain a much longer book perhaps even a trilogy yet are packed into a narrative too dense and rushed to allow them to develop properlyThis points to the unfortunate problem underlying the book the writing itself The interesting premise and superb research he presents to the reader is deserving of better writing than he provides here Instead Williams presents action scenes by telling rather than showing and his characters do little than make expository overviews of the developments taking place In his defense Williams states though not within these pages that his concept is meant to be his main character with the characters within the novel there primarily to carry the plot forward I appreciate his honesty in this regard but an idea alone does not great or even good fiction make As Joan Slonczewski has argued about science fiction writing ideas are only one part of the experience that makes up a good story it also is dependent on character development and gripping writing If the purpose of Williams s book was to explore ideas about the Second World War he should have chosen a better format for presenting them or done the work necessary to bring the novel together It seems lazy not to have put as much effort into the storytelling as he evidently did into the story itself which is why this book proves to be such a disappointment Readers who are primarily interested in the idea of a Second World War fought with advanced weaponry will enjoy this book and the ideas Williams presents But for anyone seeking a good novel of alternative history would do well to pass on this book and consider the works such as Lest Darkness Fall or John Birmingham s Axis of Time trilogy which have developed similar premises but engage readers with not just their ideas but their storytelling as well

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The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 summary ï 8 Ritish policy strategy tactics and euipment How might the course of the conflict be changed And what if there was another throwback from the future and he was working for the enemy The novel follows the story. I found this book extremely hard going Don t get me wrong the author obviously knew his history This was a well researched history story told as a piece of fiction about somebody going back in time and using his detailed knowledge to help the alliesBut how he got back and the effect on his life family and friends left behind was never touched upon I found myself wanting than this book delivered

Anthony G. Williams ¼ 8 summary

The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2 summary ï 8 Of these two 'throwbacks' as they pit their wits against each other A very different Second World War rages across Europe the Mediterranean Russia the North Atlantic and the Pacific until its shocking conclusi. The author appears to have an excellent grasp on the weaponry and technology of the era and the premise of modern day historians altering the course of WWII is frankly exciting to me Sadly dull writing and a cast of shallow characters who only exist to drive forward technological development kept me from enjoying this book

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Foresight War An Alternative History of World War 2
  • Anthony G. Williams
  • English
  • 24 June 2019
  • 9780755201563