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Military Blunders
     

Military Blunders

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by Michael Coffey
 
The quintessential book for history buffs lively, informative inside stories on more than 50 of the most disastrous military mishaps to occur in the past 100 years now in paperback!

"Along with millions of you, I am a sucker for war stories. So from the moment I began reading Military Blunders, I was fascinated....Get ready to embark on some riveting cautionary

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The quintessential book for history buffs lively, informative inside stories on more than 50 of the most disastrous military mishaps to occur in the past 100 years now in paperback!

"Along with millions of you, I am a sucker for war stories. So from the moment I began reading Military Blunders, I was fascinated....Get ready to embark on some riveting cautionary tales." -Mike Wallace, from his Introduction.

From the assassination of the Archduke, through Hitler's rise and demise, to Saddam Husseins doomed invasion of Kuwait Military Blunders is a blow-by-blow account of this century's most ill-fated military events. What were they and why did they happen?

"Like the best general history volumes, Coffeys book, in clean, muscular prose, expertly informs as it artfully entertains." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Reviewed with an excellent eye...this book pinpoints with great perception the blunders of the high ranking in the military that are generally overlooked or hidden." -Indianapolis Star

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786884704
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/06/2000
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

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2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Contains a number of interesting subjects, such as the landing at Dieppe in WWII, the scattering of convoy Pq17. However, the writing seems amateurish in that it does not go into the subjects deeply and lacks the polish and smoothness that usually goes along with good historical writing. Also, this book has a number of historical inaccuracies and faulty reasoning. Only a reccomended book if you're looking for entertainment and you're not really into history. Or if you're using this book as an guide to possible subjects to explore through other sources.