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How to lose a battle : foolish plans and great military blunders

Author: Bill Fawcett
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 strategems should never have left the drawing board. Written with wit, intelligence, and eminent readability, How to Lose a Battle pays dubious homage to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Fawcett
ISBN: 0060760249 9780060760243
OCLC Number: 61652909
Description: viii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Battle of Arbela 1 --
Exodus 11 --
The Battle of Cannae 16 --
The Battle of Carrhae 25 --
Teutoburg Forest 34 --
The Horns of Hattin 43 --
The Battle of Agincourt 48 --
The Battle of Trenton 57 --
The Battle of Ballynamuck 63 --
Bad Luck of Billy Bainbridge 68 --
Austerlitz 73 --
The Battle of San Jacinto 82 --
The Charge of the Light Brigade 91 --
Antietam 99 --
Chancellorsville 106 --
Gettysburg: The Beginning 116 --
Gettysburg: The Battle 128 --
The Crater: The Mine 152 --
The Crater: Failure 169 --
Battle of Isandhlwana 187 --
The Battle of Majuba Hill 193 --
Gordon and the Siege of Khartoum 201 --
The Philippines Theater 208 --
Samoa 214 --
The Boxer Rebellion 219 --
The Schlieffen Plan 226 --
The Easter Rising 234 --
European Siberian Invasion 241 --
A Clash of Eagles 246 --
Pearl Harbor 257 --
Midway 268 --
Guadalcanal 278 --
Stalingrad 286 --
Kasserine Pass 294 --
Okinawa 299 --
The Six-Day War 304 --
Dien Bien Phu 311.
Responsibility: edited by Bill Fawcett.
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From the ancient Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with horribly bad military ideas. This compendium of great military disasters and ill-advised  Read more...

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