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Title:
The hinge factor : how chance and stupidity have changed history
Author:
Durschmied, Erik.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Arcade, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
xvii, 394 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
A wooden horse : Troy, 1184 BC -- The loss of the True Cross : the Horns of Hattin, 4 July 1187 -- A rabble with bare feat : Agincourt, 25 October 1415 -- A barrel of schnapps : Karansebes, 20 September 1788 -- A fistful of nails : Waterloo, 18 June 1815 -- The fourth order : Balaclava, 25 October 1854 -- Three cigars : Antietam, 17 September 1862 -- Two counts and one prince : Königgrätz, 3 July 1866 -- A fair fight : Spioen Kop, 24 January 1900 -- A slap on the face : Tannenberg, 28 August 1914 -- The sting of a bee : Tanga, 5 November 1914 -- Der Halte Befehl : France, 21 May 1940 -- A shark on the loose : North Atlantic, 27 May 1941 -- The Sorge enigma : Moscow, 6 December 1941 -- One man's death : Vietnam, 31 January 1968 -- And the Wall came tumbling down : Berlin, 9 November 1989 -- The zero factor : the Gulf, 17 January 1991.
ISBN:
9781559705158
Format :
Book

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