The Hinges of Battle
How Chance and Incompetence Have Changed the Face of HistoryBook - 2002
Some battles were decided by genius, but more were decided by a quirk of fate that tipped the scales. The thrust of a spear, the blink of an eye, a single phrase or misinterpreted command is all it takes. Battles have shaped the course of history and decided the fate of mankind. From a brutal Attila the Hun who was defeated on the Catalaunian Fienls, to an overbearing French artillery colonel at Dien Bien Phu; from the stout walls of Constaninople to a skimpy wall at Rourke's Drift; from the sun of Austerlitz to the snows of Stalingrad, it was always an incident that decided the outcome of battle.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, c2002.
Branch Call Number: 904. 7 DUR
Characteristics: x, 438 p. : maps