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How to Lose a War - 09 edition

How to Lose a War (ISBN10: 0061358444; ISBN13: 9780061358449)
ISBN13: 978-0061358449
ISBN10: 0061358444

Summary: 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 and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders-whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed intelligence . . . or just a really stupid idea to begin with.
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  • Alexander invades India-and ends up in deep vindaloo.
  • Sacre bleu! The French are humiliated by Prussia in 1870.
  • spain's ''invincible navy'' breaks up off the coast of britain while attempting an invasion.
  • the mau mau rebellion against the british in kenya shows us how not to run an insurgency.
  • Chiang Kai-Shek's pathetic army fails to keep Mao's Communists from grabbing China.
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Summary: 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 and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders-whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations, monumental ego, or failed intelligence . . . or just a really stupid idea to begin with.
  • Alexander invades India-and ends up in deep vindaloo.
  • Sacre bleu! The French are humiliated by Prussia in 1870.
  • spain's ''invincible navy'' breaks up off the coast of britain while attempting an invasion.
  • the mau mau rebellion against the british in kenya shows us how not to run an insurgency.
  • Chiang Kai-Shek's pathetic army fails to keep Mao's Communists from grabbing China.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 08/11/2009
International: No



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