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How to Lose a Battle

How to Lose a Battle

(2006)
Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders
A non fiction book by

 
A remarkable compendium of the worst military
decisions and the men who made them


The annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure their army's defeat. Whether it was a lack of proper planning, miscalculation, ego, bad luck, or just plain stupidity, certain wartime stratagems should never have left the drawing board. Written with wit, intelligence, and eminent readability, How to Lose a Battle pays dubious homage to these momentous and bloody blunders, including:


  • Cannae, 216 B.C.: the bumbling Romans lose 80,000 troops to Hannibal's forces.


  • The Second Crusade: an entire Christian army is slaughtered when it stops for a drink of water.


  • The Battle of Britain: Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe blows it big-time.


  • Pearl Harbor: more than one warning of the impending attack is there, but nobody listens.


How to Lose a Battle includes more than thirty-five chapters worth of astonishing (and avoidable) disasters, both infamous and obscure -- a treasure trove of trivia, history, and jaw-dropping facts about the most costly military missteps ever taken.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders (How to Lose Series)
Author(s): Bill Fawcett
ISBN: 0-06-076024-9 / 978-0-06-076024-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders (How to Lose Series)
Author(s): Bill Fawcett
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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