How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor

How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor

by Erik Durschmied

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ISBN-13: 9781628726435
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 551,356
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930 and emigrated to Canada after World War II. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, he has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Belfast, Beirut, Chile, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam, and won numerous awards for his work. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Prologue xiii

Preface to the 2016 Edition xix

1 A Wooden Horse: Troy, 1184 BC 1

2 The Loss of the True Cross: The Horns of Hattin, 4 July 1187 7

3 A Rabble with Bare Feet: Agincourt, 25 October 1415 27

4 A Barrel of Schnapps: Karansebes, 20 September 1788 49

5 A Fistful of Nails: Waterloo, 18 June 1815 61

6 The Fourth Order: Balaclava, 25 October 1854 101

7 Three Cigars: Antietam, 17 September 1862 123

8 Two Counts and One Prince: Königgrätz, 3 July 1866 143

9 A Fair Fight: Spioen Kop, 24 January 1900 163

10 A Slap on the Face: Tannenberg, 28 August 1914 189

11 The Sting of a Bee: Tanga, 5 November 1914 211

12 Der Halte Befehl: France, 21 May 1940 225

13 A Shark on the Loose: North Atlantic, 27 May 1941 255

14 The Sorge Enigma: Moscow, 6 December 1941 289

15 One Man's Death: Vietnam, 31 January 1968 313

16 And the Wall Came Tumbling Down: Berlin, 9 November 1989 331

17 The Zero Factor: The Gulf, 17 January 1991 345

Epilogue 369

Bibliography 379

Index 385

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How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chapter 1, Troy, read like a comic. Crap. Keep reading.