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DOWNLOAD ↠ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Rrespondent Durschmied takes us through the major battles of history from the battlefields of ancient Greece to the Gulf War In a series of gripping narratives he vividly recreates the crucial events in all their mayhem and confusion while pointing out the decisive moments that changed the course of history We see Agincourt where rain combined with French arrogance to give Henry V the day; the Crimea where a badly worded order led to the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade; and colonial Africa where an a. History Michio believed was a long series of surprises that seemed inevitable in retrospect James SA Corey Babylon s AshesThe above uote captures the spirit of this book well It was an interesting premise for a history book examining some of the major turning points in military conflicts and considering how victory was sometimes the result of things that on any other day would have been inconseuential Just as a door can swing this way or that on its hinges so the author speculates that history went this way instead of that way because of these events referred to as hinge factors He writes Some chroniclers wish us to believe that battles are won by valour and the brilliance of war lords on whom they bestow the accolade of genius when they are triumphant They record the victor as being brilliant and the loser as not And yet there is no secret formula to the victorious outcome of a battle except that much depends on who commits the bigger blunder Or to put no finger point on it many battles have been decided by the caprice of weather bad or good intelligence unexpected heroism or individual incompetence in other words the unpredictable In military terms this phenomenon is known as The Hinge Factor A barrel of schnapps is one example of a seemingly inconseuential random factor documented in the book three misplaced cigars in another The hinge factor at Waterloo was a handful of headless nails and a few hammers for want of a nail the kingdom was lost Sometimes the hinge factors are not physical objects but human interactions A few heated words in the wrong place at the wrong time would be deemed inconseuential in terms of the amount of time they take up in the grand scheme of things and yet they were sometimes the thing that fundamentally altered the outcome of eventsThe book begins with the Trojan Horse in 1184 BC and documents seventeen such hinge factors ending with the Gulf War in 1991 Unfortunately I found the premise of the book was far intriguing that its execution Ultimately the book failed to capture my interest Three stars The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, 3) series of gripping narratives he vividly recreates the crucial events in all their mayhem and confusion while pointing out the decisive moments that changed the course of history We I quattro accordi. 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    SUMMARY The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD The author points out mistakes or bad choices of important battles throughout history I will cover just a few battles and the mistake the author

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    REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Any student of history or fan of science fiction has wondered about the element of chance and chaos in making history What unlikely series of events linked together brought us to the present moment How could things have gone differently? The old Great Man school of history says that bold plans and great leaders make the times Marxists say that history is a struggle of class warfare and material forces But what if both of these

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    SUMMARY The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied “History Michio believed was a long series of surprises that seemed inevitable in retrospect” ― James SA Corey Babylon's Ashes

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    REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD Lightweight popcorn history at it's finest Episodic Monday morning uarterbacking of a number of the famousand not so famousbattles in history Incompetence among senior military officers is an overarching theme here timid commanders over zealous commanders commanders who excelled at small and medium sized group

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    PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied I feel like I owe this book a review because I'm not going to rate it well However it's not because it's a bad book It's that it's a book that I couldn't get intoThis book has detailed accounts of various historical battles and what t

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    Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied SUMMARY The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Various battles and turning points that were dependent on chance Only beef is authors analysis of Vietnam and the tet offensive His assessmen

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    REVIEW ✓ BOLLYWOODPARKS.CO Ø Erik Durschmied PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Erik Durschmied Ø 1 DOWNLOAD What is the 'hinge factor'? Basically it is the pivotal event that led to a particular outcome of battle from ge

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    SUMMARY The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History PDF READ The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Each chapter in “The Hinge Factor” is about a particular battle in history beginning w Troy and ending w Desert Storm the book was first published in 2000 Each battle delineated was won or lost by a stupid decision or

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  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The Hinge Factor How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
  • Erik Durschmied
  • English
  • 14 December 2020
  • 9781611453218