McCullough, David. "What the Fog Wrought: The Revolution's Dunkirk, August 29, 1776"
Divergence: 1776 CE
What if: Fog didn't cover the American retreat from to Manhattan after the Battle of Brooklyn.
Summary: Why and how evacuation of Brooklyn took place, including the miraculous fog that covered its final stages. Essay concludes with a very small speculation that if the Continentals had been trapped, the war would effectively have been over.
Published: In What If? The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.; and What Ifs? of American History: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Might Have Been (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Renzo Peru and Orietta Putignano as "L'importanza della nebbia", in La storia fatta con i se (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.