Wild Rose (Patterson Memorial)

How chance and stupidity have changed history, the hinge factor, Erik Durschmied

Summary
"Erik Durschmied takes us through the major conflicts of history and reveals how, in war, it is the improbable and unpredictable 'hinge factor' that can determine events"--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
A wooden horse: Troy, 1184 BC -- The loss of the True Cross: the Horns of Hattin, 4 July 1187 -- A rabble with bare feet: Agincourt, 25 October 1415 -- A barrel of schnapps: Karansebes, 20 September 1788 -- A fistful of nails: Waterloo, 18 June 1815 -- The fourth order: Balaclava, 25 October 1854 -- Three cigars: Antietam, 17 September 1862 -- Two counts and one prince: Königgrätz, 3 July 1866 -- A fair fight: Spioen Kop, 24 January 1900 -- A slap on the face: Tannenberg, 28 August 1914 -- The sting of a bee: Tanga, 5 November 1914 -- Der Halte Befehl: France, 21 May 1940 -- A shark on the loose: North Atlantic, 27 May 1941 -- The Sorge enigma: Moscow, 6 December 1941 -- One man's death: Vietnam, 31 January 1968 -- And the wall came tumbling down: Berlin, 9 November 1989 -- The zero factor: the Gulf, 17 January 1991
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xxii, 394 pages, illustrations, 21 cm
Isbn
9781611453218

Library Locations

  • Wild Rose (Patterson Memorial)

    Patterson Memorial Library 500 Division St, Wild Rose, WI, 54984, US
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