The March of Folly
Title The March of Folly PDF eBook
Author Barbara Tuchman
Publisher Crux Publishing Ltd
Pages 634
Release 2015-01-29
Genre History
ISBN 190997918X

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In The March of Folly (originally published in 1984) Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman explores one of the paradoxes of history – the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests despite the availability of feasible alternatives. She draws on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. In brilliant detail, Tuchman illuminates four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain’s George III, and the United States’ own persistent mistakes in Vietnam. Throughout The March of Folly, Tuchman’s incomparable talent for animating the people, places, and events of history is on spectacular display.



The March of Folly
Title The March of Folly PDF eBook
Author Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher G K Hall & Company
Pages 784
Release 1984-01-01
Genre History
ISBN 9780816137619

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Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam



The march of folly
Title The march of folly PDF eBook
Author Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher
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Release 2007
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Air University Review
Title Air University Review PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 132
Release 1985-05
Genre Aeronautics
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The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam
Title The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam PDF eBook
Author Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher
Pages 447
Release 1986
Genre History
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Blinders, Blunders, and Wars
Title Blinders, Blunders, and Wars PDF eBook
Author David C. Gompert
Publisher Rand Corporation
Pages 328
Release 2014-11-26
Genre History
ISBN 0833087770

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The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia to America’s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions that turned out well, and then applies those lessons to the current Sino-American case.



Nuking Mecca
Title Nuking Mecca PDF eBook
Author Doc Cleirech
Publisher Doc Cleirech
Pages 275
Release 2007-12-21
Genre Nuclear nonproliferation
ISBN 143482151X

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September 11, 2001: Two engineers lose loved ones in the World Trade Center and travel together down a road of unthinkable revenge and mass murder. Exploiting gaps in international nuclear safeguards, they design and build a backyard atomic bomb. Taking advantage of loopholes in international shipping regulations, they smuggle their bomb into Saudi Arabia and detonate it, murdering a million innocent people in the City of Mecca. Meticulously researched, this work of fiction outlines the science and engineering of the simplest of nuclear weapons and underscores why nuclear proliferation is an issue of fundamental importance not just for the West, but for the whole world.