|History is a catalogue of
errors, and History's Worst
Decisionsshines a light on fifty of the biggest.
Starting with Adam and Eve's original blunder in eating the apple,
author Stephen Weir takes you on a tour of catastrophes from
antiquity to modern times. From the Trojan War to Gallipoli, from
the Boston Tea Party to the Enron scandal, famous figures of
ancient times, such as Cleopatra and Nero, rub shoulders with more
modern culprits like Churchill and Mugabe.
History's Worst Decisions doesn't just
point the finger at individulas; the actions of governments and
corporations are also scrutinized. The motivations - often
sinsiter, somtimes naive - that led those responsible to commit
their mistakes are unveiled, as in the lasting impact that their
decisions have had on the world that we live in today.