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Fawcett, Bill

Overview
Works: 94 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 7,692 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Case studies  Fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  War stories  Short stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS648.S3, 359.984
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Publications about Bill Fawcett
Publications by Bill Fawcett
Most widely held works by Bill Fawcett
Hunters and shooters : an oral history of the U.S. Navy Seals in Vietnam ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
The teams : an oral history of the U.S. Navy SEALs ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
This book presents the vivid personal accounts of six Navy SEALs as they tell their incredible stories of survival. From Vietnam to Coronado, guerrilla warfare to shoreline training missions, The Teams shows how the SEALs became one of the most effective special military forces in the world
You said what? : lies and propaganda throughout history ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Takes a humorous look at some of history's deceptions and propaganda, including the effort to hide FDR's disability, the achievements of Dave Crockett, and the political spins that promoted modern military conflicts
The warmasters by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Features an Honor Harrington story, a Slammer story, and a General Belisarius story
How to lose a battle : foolish plans and great military blunders ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Masters of fantasy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Incl. short stories by : Mercedes Lackey, Andre Norton, Robert Asprin, Jody Lynn Nye, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Margaret Weis, Don Perrin, Alan Dean Foster, Janny Wurts, Christopher Stasheff, David Drake, Elizabeth Moon, Mike Resnick, and David Weber
How to lose a war : more foolish plans and great military blunders ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
From the ancient Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with horribly bad military ideas. Whether a result of lack of planning, miscalculations, a leader's ego, spy infiltration, or just a really stupid idea in the first place, each military defeaat is fascinating to dissect
You did what? : mad plans and great historical disasters ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascos and embarrassingly bad ideas
Shadows of the new sun : stories in honor of Gene Wolfe by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Collects stories in tribute to the award-winning author, featuring works by Neil Gaiman, David Brin, and Nancy Kress
It looked good on paper : bizarre inventions, design disasters, and engineering follies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A remarkable compendium of wild schemes, mad plans, crazy inventions, and truly glorious disasters. Every phenomenally bad idea seemed like a good idea to someone. How else can you explain the Ford Edsel or the sword pistol-absolutely absurd creations that should have never made it off the drawing board? It Looked Good on Paper gathers together the most flawed plans, half-baked ideas, and downright ridiculous machines throughout history that some second-rate Einstein decided to foist on an unsuspecting populace with the best and most optimistic intentions. Some failed spectacularly. Others fizzled after great expense. One even crashed on Mars. But every one of them at one time must have looked good on paper, including: The lead water pipes of Rome. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge-built to collapse. The Hubble telescope-the $2 billion scientific marvel that couldn't see. The Spruce Goose-Howard Hughes's airborne atrocity: big, expensive, slow, unstable, and made of wood. With more than thirty-five chapters full of incredibly insipid inventions, both infamous and obscure, It Looked Good on Paper is a mind-boggling, endlessly entertaining collection of fascinating failures
Doomed to repeat : the lessons of history we've failed to learn by Bill Fawcett( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Examines the world's mistakes throughout history, including military insurgencies, inflation and devaluation of currency, financial disasters, ecological collapses, pandemics and epidemics, and the rise of radical political minorities
Making contact : a serious handbook for locating and communicating with extraterrestrials ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Trust me, I know what I'm doing : 100 more mistakes that lost elections, ended empires, and made the world what it is today by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Highlights a list of enormous political blunders that changed the course of history, from The British Parliament passing the Stamp Act to President Nixon taping everything he says in the Oval Office
It seemed like a good idea-- : a compendium of great historical fiascoes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Oval Office oddities : an irreverent collection of presidential facts, follies, and foibles by Bill Fawcett( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted treasury of presidential trivia and historical lore features such tidbits as the mistresses of the founding fathers, the theft plot surrounding Lincoln's body, and claims pertaining to John Adams's sanity
100 mistakes that changed history : backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of our world by Bill Fawcett( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
From the Maginot Line to the Bay of Pigs invasion, history is filled with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences. This engrossing book looks at one hundred such tipping points. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. Rome farms out its fighting to barbarians. The Aztecs greet the conquistadors with open arms. And the rest is history ... -- back cover
Nebula awards showcase 2010 : the year's best SF and fantasy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Myth-interpretations : the worlds of Robert Asprin by Robert Asprin( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A volume of short stories and novellas set in the Locus Award-winning author's worlds includes all of his secondary Myth tales, the award-winning "Cold Cash War," and several posthumously discovered unpublished works
Battlestations ( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Collects the complete stories of the Stephen Hawking, a huge battlestation fighting against an alien armada
The Fleet by David Drake( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Fawcett, Quinn

controlled identity Gunn, S. M.

controlled identity MacMillan, Scott

controlled identity Martell, Mike, 1947-

Fawcett, William B.
Fawcett, William B., 1947-
Martell, Mike 1947- Pseudonym
McMillan, Scott 1947- Pseudonym
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English (81)
Turkish (1)
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