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How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War

by Bill Fawcett

An engrossing and fact-filled collection of the great screwups of the Great War

Never had there been a war on the scale of World War II—a global conflict so widespread and involving so many different military...


How to Lose a War at Sea

by Bill Fawcett

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....


Oval Office Oddities

by Bill Fawcett

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...


How to Lose a Battle

by Bill Fawcett

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...


How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War Between the States

by Bill Fawcett

A fascinating and fact–filled collection of the greatest and dumbest missteps of America's bloodiest conflict

For four years in the middle of the nineteenth century, brother fought brother on American soil....


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

by Bill Fawcett

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...


Men at War

by Bill Fawcett

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...


How to Lose a War

by Bill Fawcett

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...


Doomed to Repeat

by Bill Fawcett

An engrossing and fact-filled compendium of timeless lessons we keep forgetting—over and over and over . . .

It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And so we have. Time...


Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing: 100 More Mistakes That Lost Elections, Ended Empires, and Made the World What It Is Today

by Bill Fawcett

Hindsight hurts.

* The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, having the American colonies pay for their own defense—which instead starts a revolution.

* In 1929, President Herbert Hoover decides to let...


You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History

by Bill Fawcett

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,...


You Did What?: Mad Plans and Incredible Mistakes

by Bill Fawcett

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...


It Looked Good on Paper

by Bill Fawcett

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...


It Seemed Like a Good Idea...: A Compendium Of Great Historical Fiascoe

by William R. Forstchen & Bill Fawcett

Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions—and sometimes the worst—have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle,...


Hunters & Shooters

by Bill Fawcett

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...