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  • You Did What?by Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascoes and embarrassingly bad ideas. Throughout history, the rich and powerful, and even just the dim-witted, have made horrifically bad decisions that have had resounding effects on our world. From kings to corporate leaders, from captains to presidents, no... more...

  • You Said What?by Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating, fun, and fact-filled compendium of the greatest lies, deceptions, propaganda, and frauds ever perpetrated Throughout history?from the dawn of man to the War on Terror?governments, corporations, historians, and high-level braggarts of every stripe have freely engaged in the time-honored pastime of lying for fun and profit. You Said... more...

  • Hunters & Shootersby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Oval Office Odditiesby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Every four years Americans go to the polls to elect a leader?a personage of unimpeachable sobriety and moral standing who will serve as a paragon for the rest of us. But truth be told, presidents and their families are people too?with quirks and character flaws like everyone else . . . and plenty of skeletons rattling around in their closets. Oval... more...

  • How to Lose a Battleby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • It Looked Good on Paperby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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,... more...

  • Men at Warby Bill Fawcett

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    Epic battles?as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them. From Gettysburg to D-Day, history?s most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time ever, looks at man?s most epic battles from the point of view of the soldiers on the front lines; providing new insight into the great wars... more...

  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2010by Bill Fawcett

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    The year's best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re-define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the... more...

  • How to Lose WWIIby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and... more...