History's Worst Decisions and the People who Made Them

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Pier 9, 2008 - Počet stran: 256
"History is strewn with mistakes. Many of them were made by well-intentioned people who were bright, intelligent, capable--but who just made the wrong decision. Many of them fall into the simplest category or error: they took Route A instead of Route B, and to a lot of them it 'seemed like a good idea at the time'. However, there have also been some monumentally stupid decisions too. History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them (Illustrated Edition) journeys through the foolishness of humanity, from the honest gaffe to the really, really dumb."--Provided by publisher.

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Imagine only being remembered for the worst or most unintelligent thing you’ve ever done. Your history, rather than a subtle continuum of up and downs, is seen as the outcome of a single, unflattering ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Encyclopedia Idiotica: History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them is a hilarious look at some of the worst mistakes in history. It starts out with Adam and Eve, and includes the disaster ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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O autorovi (2008)

A graduate of Cambridge University, Stephen Weir is a writer and publisher who has worked on three continents. He has worked with authors as diverse as the Australian novelist Patrick White, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the noted British military historian John Keegan, and the billionaire George Soros.

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