Soukup, Martha. "Plowshare"
Divergence: 1896 CE
What if: William Jennings Bryan was elected president in 1896 and decided to serve only one term. Also, Teddy Roosevelt never became president.
Summary: In 1915, as Bryan and his wife look back at the years, the Lusitania is sunk and war looks imminent, giving Bryan a new message to preach.
Published: In Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; and Rosemary's Brain and Other Tales of Weird Wonder, Wildside 1992 (1880448076).