Hook, Sidney. The Hero in History: A Study in Limitation and Possibility
Comments: Study on the Great Man theory of history. Chapter "'If' in History" asks under what conditions a credible answer may be given to a question of what-if. Subsequently applies this question to specific possible divergences, with some special attention to Winston Churchill's "If Lee had not Won the Battle of Gettysburg", q.v.
Published: John Day 1943; Secker & Warburg 1945; Beacon 1955; Transaction 1992 (0887384285BUY).