The Greatest War Stories Never Told : 100 Tales From Military History To Astonish, Bewilder And Stupefy
This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true!
Did You Know That:
One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butterDiscover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 182.88 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
- 08 Dec 2005
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins World
- New York, NY, United States
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