How To Lose A War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders by Bill Fawcett

How To Lose A War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders

byBill Fawcett

Paperback | August 11, 2009

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From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders—whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed intelligence . . . or just a really stupid idea to begin with.

  • Alexander invades India—and ends up in deep vindaloo.
  • Sacre bleu! The French are humiliated by Prussia in 1870.
  • spain's "invincible navy" breaks up off the coast of britain while attempting an invasion.
  • the mau mau rebellion against the british in kenya shows us how not to run an insurgency.
  • Chiang Kai-Shek's pathetic army fails to keep Mao's Communists from grabbing China.

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Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, includingYou Did What?,It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . .,How to Lose a Battle, andYou Said What?He lives in Illinois.
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Title:How To Lose A War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military BlundersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061358444

ISBN - 13:9780061358449

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