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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Coffey Narrator: Robert Abia Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN: 9781415910597
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This compendium fleshes out the century’s best known military mishaps. In a series of short chapters, Coffey shows how even relatively small misjudgments have become historical turning points, such as a driver’s poor knowledge of Sarajevo’s streets in 1914 helped lead to World War I. He reminds us of some of the bigger blunders, including detailing how the Treaty of Versailles laid the groundwork for the Second World War. More recent events receive coverage, too. Here is the Bay of Pigs and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Also underscored are the unexpected ways things go wrong, either from the design of a weapon, friendly fire, or complacency.

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About the Author
Michael Coffey, formerly the co-editorial director of Publishers Weekly, is the author of several books of poems, a book about baseball's perfect games, and another about Irish immigration to America--which together paint a fairly good portrait of his central interests. Recently, he has begun publishing his fiction, and his new book, The Business of Naming Things, is being published in early 2015. He lives with his wife in Manhattan and in upstate New York, where he was raised. For more information, visit www.michaelcoffeyauthor.com.
About the Narrator

Robert Abia is the narrator of several audiobooks, including Days of Infamy: Military Blunders of the 20th Century and George Lucas.