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Synopsis: The direction history takes has often hinged on tiny turns of chance or accident. Things that happen just at the wrong time. Small incidents that end up having big consequences. For example, Communist jets were two minutes away from opening fire on American planes during the peak of the Cuban Missile crisis when they had to turn back as they were running out of fuel. Napoleon's Haemorrhoids is all about the small events that make you stop and think how it all might have turned out - luck, coincidence, fate: the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history's waters. Did you know: the Panama Canal would have been built in Nicaragua had it not been for a picture on one of its postage stamps...? Covering not just the great sweeps of political history and war, but chance discoveries that led to great inventions and scientific progress, the accidents that led to feats of literature and film, little slips that gave away big crimes, slip-ups that altered sporting history, and a medley of chance beginnings, this little book is a treasure trove of fascinating facts. If you've ever wondered why history turned out the way it has, and thought there must be some big design behind it - think again...Specialising for over 30 years in collecting stories of the bizarre from around the world, Phil Mason has amassed one of the country's largest private collections of cuttings and books chronicling the weird and the strange. His books includeWould You Believe It?, and Mission Accomplished with Mathew Parris, a compilation of misplaced predictions by parliamentarians.
Title: Napoleon's Haemorrhoids: . and Other Small ...
Publisher: Jr Books Ltd
Book Condition: Good
Book Description JR Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1624799
Book Description JR Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006299252
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002711840
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS1906779597VG
Book Description JR Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001669826
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Book Description JR Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1906779597I3N00
Book Description JR Books, 2009. Book Condition: New. Phil Mason shows how small turns of chance have had bigger impacts on history than might have been expected. A compilation of bad timings, misunderstandings, missed opportunities and sometimes serendipitous good fortune, the book has chapters covering politics, war, science, the arts, sport and crime, and poses intriguing questions such as did tea drinking kick-start the Industrial Revolution in Britain?. Bookseller Inventory # 220071
Book Description JR Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000205277
Book Description Jr Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1 This book is brand new; never used or opened. No remainder marks. ; 0.79 x 7.56 x 5.04 Inches; 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 123111-727-011s