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

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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 with bad moves and not-so-bright ideas that snowballed into disasters and unintended consequences.

This engrossing book looks at one hundred such tipping points. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The Caliphs of Baghdad spend themselves into bankruptcy. The Aztecs greet the Conquistadors with open arms. Mexico invites the Americans to Texas-and the Americans never leave.

And the rest is history...

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Bill Fawcett has been a professor, teacher, corporate executive, and college dean, and is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including 100 Mistakes That Changed History100 More Mistakes that Changed History, and 101 Stumbles in the March of History. His company, Bill Fawcett & Associates, has packaged more than 250 titles for virtually every major publisher. He is also one of the founders of Mayfair Games, a board and role-play gaming company.

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