Brassey's Book of Military Blunders

3.76 avg rating
( 50 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781574882520: Brassey's Book of Military Blunders
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Geoffrey Regan surveys fascinating and disastrous decisions in naval and military warfare history. This book is the first in a series of titles that included Air Force Blunders and More Military Blunders published fall 2000. Both entertaining and informative, here is a look at a history that has been marked as much by incompetence as by gallantry and glory.

From ancient times to the Bay of Pigs and the Falklands War, military history has been marked as much by misjudgments and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. Such blunders have sometimes ended in tragedy. Sometimes they turned into farce. Sometimes they have ended in triumph, despite all odds.

In his collections, Geoffrey Regan not only recounts the staggering stories but also examines the kinds of problems that can lead to disaster—from the Prussian general who believed he was pregnant with an elephant to the British cruiser HMS Trinidad that torpedoed itself in the Arctic in 1942.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Geoffrey Regan is the author of more than twenty books of military history and served as a consultant on the Great Blunders television series. He lives in England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Regan, Geoffrey
Published by Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN 10: 157488252X ISBN 13: 9781574882520
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 157488252X Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z157488252XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Geoffrey Regan
Published by Potomac Books Inc. (2000)
ISBN 10: 157488252X ISBN 13: 9781574882520
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc., 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M157488252X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Regan, Geoffrey
Published by Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN 10: 157488252X ISBN 13: 9781574882520
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WCC Corp.
(Moorpark, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 157488252X. Seller Inventory # H5-640F

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Regan, Geoffrey
Published by Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN 10: 157488252X ISBN 13: 9781574882520
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Newsboy Books
(Ontario, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 157488252X New. Seller Inventory # 157488252XNEPX6

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Regan, Geoffrey
Published by Potomac Books Inc.
ISBN 10: 157488252X ISBN 13: 9781574882520
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
CAMBRIDGE BOOKSTORE
(Brighton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Potomac Books Inc. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 157488252X NEW ~ Tight & Bright. Seller Inventory # Z157488252XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds