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How to Lose a Battle

Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders

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How to Lose a Battle by Bill Fawcett
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A remarkable compendium of the worst military decisions and the men who made them The annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure their army's defeat. Whether it was a lack of proper planning, miscalculation, ego, bad luck, or just plain stupidity, certain wartime stratagems should never have left the drawing board. Written with wit, intelligence, and eminent readability, How to Lose a Battle pays dubious homage to these momentous and bloody blunders, including: * Cannae, 216 B.C.: the bumbling Romans lose 80,000 troops to Hannibal's forces. * The Second Crusade: an entire Christian army is slaughtered when it stops for a drink of water. * The Battle of Britain: Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe blows it big-time. * Pearl Harbor: more than one warning of the impending attack is there, but nobody listens. How to Lose a Battle includes more than thirty-five chapters worth of astonishing (and avoidable) disasters, both infamous and obscure -- a treasure trove of trivia, history, and jaw-dropping facts about the most costly military missteps ever taken.

Author Biography

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including You Did What?, It Seemed Like a Good Idea ... , How to Lose a Battle, and You Said What? He lives in Illinois.
Release date NZ
July 3rd, 2006
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages
336
Dimensions
135x203x19
ISBN-13
9780060760243
Product ID
1670188

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