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100 Mistakes That Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World
     

100 Mistakes That Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World

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by Bill Fawcett
 

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Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world.

From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences.

This engrossing book looks at one hundred such

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Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world.

From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, history is filled with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences.

This engrossing book looks at one hundred such tipping points. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into bankruptcy. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open arms. Mexico invites the Americans to Texas-and the Americans never leave.

And the rest is history...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425236659
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
624,349
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Bill Fawcett is an editor, writer, and book packager, and the author of over fifteen books. He lives and works in Barrington, Illinois.

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100 Mistakes That Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Great book to read at lunch or right before bed. Easy to reach a break in the book, so you don't get drug out or have to try and remember where you were.
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