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How to Lose a War : More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders
by Bill Fawcett


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From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders--whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed intelligence .  Read more...


 
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Overview

From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders--whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed intelligence . . . or just a really stupid idea to begin with.

  • Alexander invades India--and ends up in deep vindaloo.
  • Sacre bleu The French are humiliated by Prussia in 1870.
  • spain's "invincible navy" breaks up off the coast of britain while attempting an invasion.
  • the mau mau rebellion against the british in kenya shows us how not to run an insurgency.
  • Chiang Kai-Shek's pathetic army fails to keep Mao's Communists from grabbing China.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061358449
  • ISBN-10: 0061358444
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 7.92 x 5.34 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds

Series: How to Lose

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