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

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

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: 9781101443675
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 528,020
File size: 825 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bill Fawcett has been a professor, teacher, corporate executive, and college dean, and is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including 100 Mistakes That Changed History100 More Mistakes that Changed History, and 101 Stumbles in the March of History. His company, Bill Fawcett & Associates, has packaged more than 250 titles for virtually every major publisher. He is also one of the founders of Mayfair Games, a board and role-play gaming company.

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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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