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Fawcett, Bill

Works: 135 works in 267 publications in 1 language and 7,819 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Science fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Case studies  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Fiction  Trivia and miscellanea  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
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Hunters and shooters : an oral history of the U.S. Navy Seals in Vietnam by Bill Fawcett( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 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 641 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 402 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 held by 380 libraries worldwide
"Before she saved the galaxy, she was "Ms. Midshipwoman Harrington" - author David Weber reveals how Honor Harrington's long and brilliant career began with an encounter with "pirates" who turned out to be much more than they seemed." "Another day, another planet at war. But in David Drake's "Choosing Sides, " Lieutenant Huber stepped off the starship right into an ambush. The attackers didn't survive, but neither did far too many of Huber's troops - and Slammers aren't supposed to get caught in ambushes. Now, to redeem himself, Huber is being sent on a special mission that may be his last. But even so, the enemy will learn the cost of killing even a single one of Colonel Hammer's Slammers." "If the enemy thought General Belisarius was tough, wait until they meet the wife of one of his soldiers in Eric Flint's "Island." She was wed just before her husband left with Belisarius to fight an evil from beyond time. Now her husband is wounded, and she is going to travel a thousand miles to reach his side - and few who get in her way will live to regret it."--BOOK JACKET
How to lose a battle : foolish plans and great military blunders ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
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 these momentous and bloody blunders
Shadows of the new sun : stories in honor of Gene Wolfe by Bill (EDT)/ Mooney, J. E. (EDT) Fawcett( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Collects stories in tribute to the award-winning author, featuring works by Neil Gaiman, David Brin, and Nancy Kress
Masters of fantasy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Includes 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 )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 258 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
Doomed to repeat : the lessons of history we've failed to learn by Bill Fawcett( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 212 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 207 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
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 186 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
Vernal pools of southern California : recovery plan by Ellen Bauder( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
You did what? : mad plans and great historical disasters ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascos and embarrassingly bad ideas
Oval Office oddities : an irreverent collection of presidential facts, follies, and foibles by Bill Fawcett( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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 162 libraries worldwide
It seemed like a good idea-- : a compendium of great historical fiascoes by William R Forstchen( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions'and sometimes the worst'have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes. A Holy War'The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction. Sibling Rivalry'Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years. Big Guns'Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople. With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea ... tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history
100 mistakes that changed history : backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of our world by Bill Fawcett( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
From the Maginot Line to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 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. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into bankruptcy. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open arms. Mexico invites the Americans to Texasand the Americans never leave
Myth-interpretations : the worlds of Robert Asprin by Robert Asprin( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 141 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
Nebula awards showcase 2010 : the year's best SF and fantasy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
How to lose WWII : bad mistakes of the good war by Bill Fawcett( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"Never had there been a war on the scale of World War II - a global conflict so wide-spread and involving so many different military organizations from such a diverse pool of combatant countries that the consequences of every decision, both the brilliant and the bad, were multiplied one hundredfold. Bill Fawcett, popular chronicler of monumental military mistakes and truly boneheaded battlefield blunders, now looks closely at the historic errors that ultimately determined the course of post-WWII history."--Back cover
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controlled identity Fawcett, Quinn

controlled identity Gunn, S. M.

controlled identity MacMillan, Scott

controlled identity Martell, Mike, 1947-

Bill Fawcett American editor, author, and historian
Bill Fawcett amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Fawcett, William B.
Fawcett, William B. 1947-
Martell, Mike 1947-
McMillan, Scott 1947-
포셋, 빌
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