More of History's Worst Decisions
If the road to damnation is paved with the best of intentions, then the road to disaster is paved with what, at first sight, appeared to be a smart move. More of History's Worst Decisions features a second crop of humongous historical bloopers, ordered chronologically, starting with the granddaddy of them all, our hominid ancestors' decision to come down from the trees, and categorized into military, religion, culture, politics, scandal, environment and everyone's current favourite, economics.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 170 x 227mm
- 01 Aug 2012
- MURDOCH BOOKS
- PIER 9
- Millers Point, Australia
About Ian Whitelaw
Ian Whitelaw is an editor and writer currently living on Vancouver Island, in Canada, where he and his wife run a small farm. Ian's university studies included chemistry, physics and biology, as well as anthropology, in which he graduated from the University of Durham, UK with an Honours degree. As an author, contributor and editor, he has been involved in numerous books, and his published work includes A Measure of All Things: The Story of Man and Measurement. He also co-authored This is Not a Book: Adventures in Popular Philosophy.
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