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              Books by Bill Fawcett

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              It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies
                

              It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Includes military, scientific, commercial, and infrastructure disasters such as: The Lead water pipes of Rome; Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse; Edison's electrical folly; Betamax; Concorde crash; Hubble - A $2 billion telescope that didn't work; the Mars probe failures due to simp...le math mistakes; Cold Fusion; and, Ford Pinto.
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              ISBN 9780061358432
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders
                

              How to Lose a War: More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Features military blunder miscellany, from Ancient Greece to modern-day, including such ill-fated plans as: Xerxes' defeat in Greece at Marathon; Alexander's invasion of India; Napoloeon's occupation of Spain; the French humiliation by Prussia in 1870; and, Islanwanda, massacre o...f a British army by the spear armed Zulus.
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              ISBN 9780061358449
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series How to Lose Series
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              Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Follies, and Foibles
               

              Oval Office Oddities: An Irreverent Collection of Presidential Facts, Follies, and Foibles (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Just in time for the 2008 primaries comes this fun and fascinating collection of all things presidential. Featuring hundreds of strange and wonderful facts, this collection contains information on presidential gaffes, love lives, and odd habits. Illustrated.

              ISBN 9780061346170
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              UFO Cover-up: What the Government Won't Say
               

              UFO Cover-up: What the Government Won't Say (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill; Fawcett, Lawrence; Greenwood, Barry

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              Using recently declassified government files, the authors present a compelling argument that the government knows a great deal more about UFOs than it has sshared with the public, and has in fact deliberately concealed the findings of more than 30 years of investigations. Photogr...aphs.
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              ISBN 9780671765552
              Released NZ 1 May 1991
              Publisher Atria Books
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              It Seemed Like a Good Idea
                

              It Seemed Like a Good Idea (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill; Forstchen, William R.

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              Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions--and sometimes the worst--have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history... that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes. A Holy War--The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction. Sibling Rivalry--Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years. Big Guns--Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople. With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea,. .tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history.
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              ISBN 9780380807710
              Released NZ 8 May 2000
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History
               

              You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Throughout history, there have been frauds, deceptions, propaganda, and trickery from governments, corporations, historians, braggarts, and everyone in between. Written in a fun, irreverent style, this book chronicles the vast history of these falsities.

              ISBN 9780061130502
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War Between the States

              How to Lose the Civil War: Military Mistakes of the War Between the States (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Few events in American history loom as large or changed the country as profoundly as the conflict between the Union and Confederacy. This title chronicles the history of the many disastrous decisions made by both sides.

              ISBN 9780061807275
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series How to Lose Series
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              How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders
                

              How to Lose a Battle: Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders (EPUB ebook)

              By Fawcett, Bill

              A remarkable compendium of the worst military decisions and the men who made themThe annals of history are littered with horribly bad military leaders. These combat incompetents found amazing ways to ensure their army's defeat. Whether it was a lack of proper planning, miscalcula...tion, ego, bad luck, or just plain stupidity, certain wartime stratagems should never have left the drawing board. Written with wit, intelligence, and eminent readability, How to Lose a Battle pays dubious homage to these momentous and bloody blunders, including:Cannae, 216 B.C.: the bumbling Romans lose 80,000 troops to Hannibal's forces.The Second Crusade: an entire Christian army is slaughtered when it stops for a drink of water.The Battle of Britain: Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe blows it big-time.Pearl Harbor: more than one warning of the impending attack is there, but nobody listens.How to Lose a Battle includes more than thirty-five chapters worth of astonishing (and avoidable) disasters, both infamous and obscure -- a treasure trove of trivia, history, and jaw-dropping facts about the most costly military missteps ever taken.
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              ISBN 9780061976940
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              Released NZ 6 Oct 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series How to Lose
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              How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War

              How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Introduces the catastrophic missteps in World War II, including: Poland's lack of preparation for the Nazi invasion; Germany's failure to take Britain out of the war at Dunkirk; Russia playing Goliath to Finland's David; allied forces getting trapped for four months on the beache...s of Anzio; and, Germany wasting its costly development of jet power.
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              ISBN 9780061807312
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series How to Lose Series
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              Doomed to Repeat: The Lessons of History We Failed to Learn

              Doomed to Repeat: The Lessons of History We Failed to Learn (Paperback)

              By Fawcett, Bill

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              Includes a collection of essays that illuminate those problems we've faced over and over and the common threads that have stumped us for centuries. With more than 35 chapters of the Groundhog Days of world history, both infamous and obscure, this book is full of trivia, history, ...and looks at the world's repeated mistakes.
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              ISBN 9780062069061
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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