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100 Mistakes That Changed History: Backfires and Blunders That Collapsed Empires, Crashed Economies, and Altered the Course of Our World

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Collected in one volume, here are backfires and blunders that collapsed empires, crashed economies, and altered the course of the world.

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 Texas-and the Americans never leave.

And the rest is history...

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Bill Fawcett is an editor, writer, and book packager, and the author of over fifteen books. He lives and works in Barrington, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425236659
Author:
Fawcett, Bill
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.19 x 0.9 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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