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The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Kindle Edition
Durchmeid is a supremely gifted reporter who has transformed the media he works in. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
'Durschmeid brings an eye for the telling detail.'The Independent'His tales of mayhem and confusion can be gripping, informative and genuinely idea-provoking. He reveals again and again, the casual impact of happenstance.'The Independent'This entertaining book considers the errors and incidents that have shaped the world as we know it rather than as we planned it might be.'The Times'His vivid descriptions of battles explain all.'Choice, London'Gripping, riveting. Fascinating. Even when you're sure you know what happened and whodunit, Erik Durschmeid provides another twist.'The Scotsman'Erik Durschmeid's revelations are wholly captivating.'Manchester Evening News'He does highlight some amazing truths and who can say he is wrong?'Cumberland Evening News & Star --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00C2UUNXU
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (23 May 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1845 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 416 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 430,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Interesting but not that goodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 April 2008
The Hinge Factor by Erik Durschmied is an interesting idea for a book but is let down in its execution. A work explaining key moments which have changed history is in theory a good idea but in practice you can not go into detail plus there are numerous examples that are missed out which a case can be made for. However, these are general problems which can be found in all works of these types the real problem with this one is that in many cases the accounts are confusing and therefore do not improve understanding.
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GreatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2019
My 14 year old son loved this, as did his 85 year old grandfather.
THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEENReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2015
An interesting reference especially for military historians.
Mr. E. Pugh
Sideways look at historyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 March 2010
Another chance to look at certain events in history from a viewpoint of "what if"