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  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    ?Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.? And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle. Doomed to Repeat is a collection of essays, edited by Bill Fawcett, that illuminates some of the problems we've faced repeatedly throughout history,... more...

  • How to Lose a Battleby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • How to Lose the Civil Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.? ? Publishers Weekly An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America?s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield... 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... 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...

  • 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...

  • Oval Office Odditiesby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.95

    The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized the opportunity with both hands, designing some of the great buildings of their age. However, these grand buildings are only part of the... more...