History's Biggest Blunders

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“The mistakes of the fool are known to the world,

but not to himself.” – Charles Caleb Colton, English writer

 

If the road to damnation is paved with the best of intentions, then the road to disaster is paved with what, at first sight, appeared to be a smart move. History’s Biggest Blunders features a crop of humongous historical bloopers, ordered chronologically, and categorized into military, religion, culture, politics, scandal, ...

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Overview

“The mistakes of the fool are known to the world,

but not to himself.” – Charles Caleb Colton, English writer

 

If the road to damnation is paved with the best of intentions, then the road to disaster is paved with what, at first sight, appeared to be a smart move. History’s Biggest Blunders features a crop of humongous historical bloopers, ordered chronologically, and categorized into military, religion, culture, politics, scandal, environment, and everyone’s current favorite, economics.

Chapters include:

• Conspirators Murder Julius Caesar

• Napoleon Sells Louisiana

• Britain Invades Afghanistan

• Hitler Invades Russia

• Europe Introduces the Euro

This beautifully presented volume, with over 80 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, shines a light on the people and personalities behind some of history’s biggest blunders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435139879
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 306,112
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Whitelaw is an editor and writer currently living on Vancouver Island in Canada, where he and his wife run a small farm. Ian’s university studies included chemistry, physics, and biology, as well as anthropology, in which he graduated from the University of Durham with an Honors Degree. As an author and editor, he has been involved in numerous books, and his published work includes History Makers: 100 Most Influential People of the Twentieth Century, A Measure of All Things: The Story of Man and Measurement, and The Joy of Knowledge: A Complete Education in 20 Easy Lessons.

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