Oops

Oops

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by Martin J. Smith, Patrick J. Kiger
     
 

Americans’ failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to happen! Veteran journalists Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger select twenty miscues, goofs, complications, and failures that shaped modern America and…  See more details below

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Americans’ failures are as spectacular as their successes: bridges that collapse; flying cars that crash; sports promotions run amok; deodorant that nearly destroyed the earth; even failures that failed to happen! Veteran journalists Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger select twenty miscues, goofs, complications, and failures that shaped modern America and reveal the life lessons these gaffes teach, including:

–Accentuate the Positive: How Thomas Edison Invented Trash Talk

–Understand the Market: The 1967 Monkees–Jimi Hendrix Concert Tour

–Desperation Is the Cradle of Bad Ideas: Cleveland Indians’ Ten-Cent Beer Night

–Sweat the Details: The Sixty-Story John Hancock Guillotine

Enriched by handy clip-’n’-save “Recipes for Disaster,” Oops proves that when it comes to failure, truth is stranger than fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148701187
Publisher:
Argo-Navis
Publication date:
08/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
589 KB

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Oops: 20 Life Lessons from the Fiascoes That Shaped America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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