The Resource How chance and stupidity have changed history: : the hinge factor, Erik Durschmied, (electronic resource)

How chance and stupidity have changed history: : the hinge factor, Erik Durschmied, (electronic resource)

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How chance and stupidity have changed history: : the hinge factor
Title
How chance and stupidity have changed history:
Title remainder
the hinge factor
Statement of responsibility
Erik Durschmied
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents. How and why does this happen? What decides the fate of battle? In this fascinating book, Erik Durschmied takes us through the major conflicts of history from Agincourt to the Civil War, from Crimea to the Gulf War and reveals how, in war, it is the improbable and the inconceivable that determine events. Writing with the style and flair that made him an award-winning war correspondent, Durschmied explores the fistful of nails that could have won Waterloo for Napoleon; the barrel of schnapps that proved disastrous for an Austrian emperor; and the three cigars that changes the course of Antietam; and many other instances when chance decided history's path. Conflicts are decided by the caprice of weather, erroneous intelligence, unlikely heroism, strange coincidence, or individual incompetence in short, by the unpredictable hinge factor. "Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home
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Durschmied, Erik
Dewey number
900
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • History
  • Military history
  • Battles
  • Chance
  • Stupidity
  • Electronic books
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adult
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How chance and stupidity have changed history: : the hinge factor, Erik Durschmied, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816122
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multicolored
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MWT11816122
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11816122
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remote
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11816122
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
How chance and stupidity have changed history: : the hinge factor, Erik Durschmied, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11816122
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11816122
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11816122
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11816122
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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