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❴Reading❵ ➸ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Author Erik Durschmied – Citybreakscheap.co.uk From the wooden horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped in Vietnam from Robert E Lee’s lost battle plans to the evacuation of Dunkirk world history has been shaped as much by chance and erroReading The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Author Erik Durschmied Citybreakscheapcouk From the wooden horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped in Vietnam from Robert E Lee’s lost battle plans to the evacuation of Dunkirk world history has been shaped as much by chance and erro From Factor How Chance and Kindle the wooden Factor How MOBI horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped The Hinge eBook in Vietnam from Robert E Lee’s lost battle plans to the evacuation Hinge Factor How PDFEPUB of Dunkirk world history has been shaped as

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Much by chance and Hinge Factor How Chance and MOBI error as by courage and heroism Time and again invincible armies fall to weaker opponents in the face of impossible odds when the outcome had seemed a foregone conclusion How and why does this happen? What Hinge Factor How Chance and MOBI is it that decides the fate of battle?Writing with the style and flair that has made him an award winning war correspondent Durschmied takes us through the major battles of history from the battlefields of ancient Greece to the Gulf War In a series of gripping narratives he vividly recreates the crucial events in all their mayhem and confusion while pointing out the decisive moments that changed

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The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryThe course of history We see Agincourt where rain combined with French arrogance to give Henry V the day; the Crimea where a badly worded order led to the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade; and colonial Africa where an attack by African killer bees described by the London Times as Germany’s secret weapon repulsed an Allied invasion And in a chilling epilogue we are given a disturbing glimpse of the secret attempt by Libya to buy atomic weapons from China for use against IsraelDrawing from a variety of sources including personal accounts such as soldiers’ diaries and letters home The Hinge Factor is an instructive fascinating look at how the unpredictable the absurd and the bizarre have shaped the face of history in war

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  • David R.

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryConsidering the author's background this book is surprisingly amateurish in execution There's too much high school theme paper in the use of language and the end of chapter What Ifs The Facts and The Hinge Factors uickly become annoying Not to mention that the so called hinge factors are as obvious as can be without Durschmied's help Note of caution the book is entirely concerned with battles which the title would not suggest Unless you like recountings of the movement of armies you might look for something else to read


  • Arminius

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryThe author points out mistakes or bad choices of important battles throughout history I will cover just a few battles and the mistake the author of the book alerts us toWWI The Battle of Tannenberg 1914 The Czar of Russia appointed two Generals Alexander Samsonov and Pavel Rennenkamp


  • Michael Burnam-Fink

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryAny student of history or fan of science fiction has wondered about the element of chance and chaos in making history What unlikely series of events linked together brought us to the present moment How could things have gone differently? The old Great Man school of history says that bold plans and great leaders make the times Marxists say that history is a struggle of class warfare and material forces But what if both of these theories are wrong? What if history were driven by blind chance? What if instead of great men history was full of idiots and blusterers?That would be an interesting book Sadly it is not this one Instead The


  • Tim

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History “History Michio believed was a long series of surprises that seemed inevitable in retrospect” ― James SA Corey Babylon's AshesThe above uote captures the spirit of this book well It was an interesting premise for a history book examining some of the major turning points in military conflicts and considering how victory was sometimes the re


  • Bob

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryLightweight popcorn history at it's finest Episodic Monday morning uarterbacking of a number of the famousand not so famousbattles in history Incompetence among senior military officers is an overarching theme here timid commanders over zealous commanders commanders who excelled at small and medium sized group warfare but who were promoted beyond their abilities and politicians who decided to make military decisions The British army in particular seems to have suffered greatly from all of the above with the Confederate army in the 1860s running a close secondChance in warfare also plays a role particularly in the 1000 1 lucky torpedo strike that hit the Nazi battleship Bismark's rudder cables arguably the only unard part of the shipThe book itself is a bit of a choppy read with uite a bit of you are there dialogue


  • Prettytaz83

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryI feel like I owe this book a review because I'm not going to rate it well However it's not because it's a bad book It's that it's a book that I couldn't get intoThis book has detailed accounts of various historical battles and what took place within them that was a strange factor which entirely changed the outcome of the battle I have a hard time with history in general I couldn't get into this book because I didn't know most of the battles or the people who where bei


  • Michael

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryIf you are even slightly interested in military history I would recommend this It's very well written and covers many little known but important battles fought over all eras of western civilization In addition to being knowledgeable the author is also


  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryVarious battles and turning points that were dependent on chance Only beef is authors analysis of Vietnam and the tet offensive His assessment of the situation in Vietnam is revisionist


  • A.L. Butcher

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryWhat is the 'hinge factor'? Basically it is the pivotal event that led to a particular outcome of battle from generals despising each other and not coming to one another's aid to the weather to misunderstood orders to a war journalist capturing an iconic shot which turned a nation against a war It's a 'what if'  What if it hadn't rained at Agincourt? What is it had been cloudy when the Enola Gay dropped the bomb? What if the Trojans hadn't fallen for the ruse of the Wooden Horse?


  • Sherry Sharpnack

    The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Reader ↠ Paperback ☆ Erik durschmied The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed HistoryEach chapter in “The Hinge Factor” is about a particular battle in history beginning w Troy and ending w Desert Storm the book was first published in 2000 Each battle delineated was won or lost by a stupid decision or simple chance—the “hinge” factor At the end of each chapter we learn the decisive factor in that battle and