(free Summary) Historys Biggest Blunders And the People Who Made Them by Ian Whitelaw

REVIEW Historys Biggest Blunders And the People Who Made Them

“The mistakes of the fool are known to the worldbut not to himself” – Charles Caleb Colton English writerIf the road to damnation is paved with the best of intentions then the road to disaster is paved with what at first sight appeared to be a smart move History’s Bi. This is not a good book It is not even a little historically accurate The author makes absolutely no attempt to separate his own religion and political ideology from his descriptions of history He cites historical events that never happened at all He cites modern events as biggest blunders of all time which honestly have little impact even a few decades after He misunderstands anthropology and ignores data He makes no attempt at objectivity He simplifies complex events to the point that they re barely recognizable

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Ggest Blunders features a crop of humongous historical bloopers ordered chronologically and categorized into military religion culture politics scandal environment and everyone’s current favorite economicsChapters include• Conspirators Murder Julius Caesar• Napoleon Se. Here we have a concise bouuet of incidents in world history many of which I didn t remember perpetrated by people who should have known better that will blow your mind The subject matter runs the gamut from Egypt s Pharaoh s refusal to release the Israelites from bondage to Santa Anna s attack on the Alamo to Japan s attack on Pearl Harbor to 9 ll It also includes reports on the genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia including the ineptness corruption and general uselessness of the United Nations I found the book made for fascinating reading

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Lls Louisiana• Britain Invades Afghanistan• Hitler Invades Russia• Europe Introduces the EuroThis beautifully presented volume with over 80 photographs paintings and illustrations shines a light on the people and personalities behind some of history’s biggest blunder. This book is very West centric and at least a third of the blunders included occurred during or after WWI It s a little difficult to believe that Anthony Weiner sending explicit pictures of himself via Twitter carries similar historical weight to Persia s decision to invade Greece Still it s clearly and entertainingly written Each episode is covered in 3 or 4 pages so it s easy to read a bit at a time choose readings randomly rather than read from front to back or put the book down for a significant amount of time without needing to remember a complicated plot I wouldn t buy this I m not sorry I read it If I see Whitelaw s name on something else I ll take the time to see what it is because though this book isn t my favorite he is a good writer


8 thoughts on “Historys Biggest Blunders And the People Who Made Them

  1. says:

    This is not a good book It is not even a little historically accurate The author makes absolutely no attempt to separate

  2. says:

    My interest in this book is rather unusual I'm a photojournalist and one day while waiting for my wife to pay for her book at BN I picked up this book and thumbed through it I was very very surprised to see that my photo of Anthony Weiner was in it The photo credit was there as well which meant that the author complied with the sole copyright restriction Not too shabby Thanks to Ian W for including my work

  3. says:

    The book starts out well enough and has a fun premise the BIGGEST blunders in history how can that not be good? The ancient blunders were fun to read about but the modern material is confusing and certainly does not belong in the book The book starts to lose focus as it closer and closer to modern times In fact I would say that everything up to and including the British Partition of India is decent and could re

  4. says:

    Here we have a concise bouuet of incidents in world history many of which I didn't remember perpetrated by people who should have known better

  5. says:

    This book is very West centric and at least a third of the blunders included occurred during or after WWI It's a little difficult to believe that Anthony Weiner sending explicit pictures of himself via Twitter carries similar historical weight to Persia's decision to invade Greece Still it's clearly and entertainingly written Each episode is covered in 3 or 4 pages so it's easy to read a bit at a time choose re

  6. says:

    Some of these blunders were frankly bigger than others

  7. says:

    I had a bad feeling about this book as soon as I started reading it; the first blunder is Humankind domesticates plants and animals which I think most people would agree has turned out pretty well civilization wise I chalked this up to the book not being titled History's Most Nuanced Looks at Societal Development and went

  8. says:

    It starts out great making the case that agriculture was a mistake and it's a solid case Civilization is not reuired for species survival and thriving however it may make us extinct However it ends with Anthony Wiener and while he is a noteworthy idiotaddict how could he make it in and we don't get how supporting French Colonialism us a colony led to the Vietnam war and how it altered our society and got Nixon elected giving us a string of