The Weather Factor: How Nature Has Changed Historyby Erik Durschmied
From the doomed campaigns of Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of U.S. forces in the South Pacific and Vietnam, torrential rain, brutal winters, monster typhoons, and killer hurricanes have had far-reaching-and often terrifying-consequences. As Erik Durschmied vividly describes in dramatic vignettes, the elements have decided human history as often as the spear, bullet, or atomic bomb. Drawing upon extensive research, as well as the author's own experiences in Vietnam, THE WEATHER FACTOR gives a fascinating account of the inevitable collision between weather fronts and human conflict.
Author Biography: Military historian and award-winning war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Erik Durschmied has covered crises in Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, Chile, Cuba, and Afghanistan. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.
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Erik Durschmied is a military historian and award-winning journalist who has been a correspondent for Newsweek as well as the BBC and CBS. He has personally covered wars and revolutions in Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He lives in France.
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