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Fawcett, Bill

Works: 108 works in 216 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: Author, 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 by Bill Fawcett( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
The U.S. Navy SEALs have long been considered among the finest, most courageous, and professional soldiers in American military history'an elite fighting force trained as parachutists, frogmen, demolition experts, and guerrilla warriors ready for sea, air, and land combat. Born out of a proud naval tradition dating back to World War II, the first SEAL teams were commissioned in the early 1960s. Vietnam was their proving ground. In this remarkable volume, fifteen former SEALs'most of them original founding team members, or "plankowners"'share their vivid first-person remembrances of action in Vietnam. Here are honest, brutal, and relentlessly thrilling stories of covert missions, ferocious firefights, and red-hot chopper insertions and extractions, revealing astonishing little-known truths that will only add strength to the enduring SEAL legend
The teams : an oral history of the U.S. Navy SEALs ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 697 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 by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 449 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 427 libraries worldwide
Features an Honor Harrington story, a Slammer story, and a General Belisarius story
How to lose a war : more foolish plans and great military blunders by Bill Fawcett( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
From the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, history is littered with horribly bad military ideas on the open seas. 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 defeat is fascinating to dissect
How to lose a battle : foolish plans and great military blunders by Bill Fawcett( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 368 libraries worldwide
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:</ - B.C.:> the bumbling Romans lose 80,000 troops to Hannibal's forces.</ > - an entire Christian army is slaughtered when it stops for a drink of water.</ > - Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe blows it big-time.</ > - 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.</
Masters of fantasy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 331 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
Shadows of the new sun : stories in honor of Gene Wolfe by William B Fawcett( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Collects stories in tribute to the award-winning author, featuring works by Neil Gaiman, David Brin, and Nancy Kress
You did what? : mad plans and great historical disasters ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascos and embarrassingly bad ideas
Doomed to repeat : the lessons of history we've failed to learn by Bill Fawcett( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 238 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
It looked good on paper : bizarre inventions, design disasters, and engineering follies by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 235 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
Oval Office oddities : an irreverent collection of presidential facts, follies, and foibles by Bill Fawcett( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 196 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
Making contact : a serious handbook for locating and communicating with extraterrestrials ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 189 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 )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 187 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
100 mistakes that changed history : backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of our world by Bill Fawcett( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 184 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
It seemed like a good idea-- : a compendium of great historical fiascoes ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Nebula awards showcase 2010 : the year's best SF and fantasy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Battlestations ( file )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Collects the complete stories of the Stephen Hawking, a huge battlestation fighting against an alien armada
Myth-interpretations : the worlds of Robert Asprin by Robert Asprin( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 153 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
The Fleet by David Drake( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 116 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-
McMillan, Scott 1947-
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English (97)
Spanish (1)
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