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Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing: 100 More Mistakes That Lost Elections, Ended Empires, and Made the World What It Is Today

Bill Fawcett


ISBN: 9780425257364
Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing: 100 More Mistakes That Lost Elections, Ended Empires, and Made the World What It Is Today
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Hindsight hurts. The British Parliament passes the Townshend Acts, making the American colonies pay for their own defense - which instead starts a revolution. In 1929, President Herbert Hoover decides to let the economy fix itself . . . and the Great Depression gets greater. Charles I cuts a deal with the Irish to fight Parliament. The move loses him public support - and later his head. President Richard Nixon tapes everything he says in the Oval Office, believing it will all be of great historical value. He turns out to be right, and those same tapes cost him his presidency. As he did in 100 Mistakes that Changed History Bill Fawcett proves in Trust Me, I Know What I'm Doing that when global leaders drop the ball, the whole world shakes. With a hundred more bombshell blunders - from Pickett's Charge to the Lewinski scandal - this compendium takes a fascinating look at some of history's greatest turns for the worse.

Author Biography

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a doz

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including "It Seemed Like a Good Idea, How to Loseen books, including "It Seemed Like a Good Idea, How to Lose a Battle, You Said What?", three historical mystery series, a Battle, You Said What?", three historical mystery series, and two oral histories of the U.S. Navy SEALs. He lives in and two oral histories of the U.S. Navy SEALs. He lives in Illinois. Illinois.

Product Details

Author
Bill Fawcett
Short Title
TRUST ME I KNOW WHAT IM DOING
Language
English
ISBN-10
0425257363
ISBN-13
9780425257364
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
Chicago, IL, US
Year
2012
Publication Date
2012-12-04
Pages
416
Subtitle
100 More Mistakes That Lost Elections, Ended Empires, and Made the World What It Is Today
Country of Publication
United States
Publisher
Berkley Books
Audience Age
18
Audience
General/Trade