Military Misdemeanours: Corruption, incompetence, lust and downright stupidity: True Tales of Military Mischief (General Military)

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"With such a variety of misdemeanors, it is hard not to find this book amusing and entertaining. Readers will certainly appreciate the lighter side of military history after reading this 320 page book." --Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (October 2007)"Whenever possible, Terry Crowdy takes an entertaining approach to his material, which starts with the battle of Thermopylae, then marches through 2,000 years of Western history, gawking all the way." --Dave Gilson, Military History (January/February 2008)"This is a book that shows how many ways there are to make mistakes or destroy your own reputation -- all the chapters are quite short and deal with just one incident each so it's a good bedside book too and [inexpensive]... Recommended." --John Prigent, Internet Modeler (November 2007)"This book is a lot of fun to read as it discusses many military scandals (completely different from military blunders) and offers new information and insights about them...Military Misdemeanors is well written and an enjoyable read. It is a really great book, well worth checking out!" --Michael Koznarsky, The Gamers Closet (Issue 60)"Terry Crowdy's Military Misdemeanors covers faux pas, bungles, acts of incompetence, and just stupidity -- over seven such scandals are gathered under one cover and celebrate bungles throughout history, from Caesar to modern times. Massacres, battles fought over simple conflicts, and more are revealed in the exploration of military slips-ups, which will reach into general-interest collections as well." --California Bookwatch (December 2007)"Terry Crowdy has not only provided us with a look at the idiots of the past, but as there are sure to be naysayers, has also provided references for all this. A well researched book on the foibles of those in the past and a book I know you will find interesting, shocking and at times appalling... A book I can highly recommend to you." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (October 2007)"According to this humourosly outrageous work, corruption, incompetence, lust and downright stupidity rule the world of politico-military policy... This is a fun read." --Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, Proceedings (February 2008) With such a variety of misdemeanors, it is hard not to find this book amusing and entertaining. Readers will certainly appreciate the lighter side of military history after reading this 320 page book. "Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (October 2007)" Whenever possible, Terry Crowdy takes an entertaining approach to his material, which starts with the battle of Thermopylae, then marches through 2,000 years of Western history, gawking all the way. "Dave Gilson, Military History (January/February 2008)" This is a book that shows how many ways there are to make mistakes or destroy your own reputation -- all the chapters are quite short and deal with just one incident each so it's a good bedside book too and [inexpensive]... Recommended. "John Prigent, Internet Modeler (November 2007)" This book is a lot of fun to read as it discusses many military scandals (completely different from military blunders) and offers new information and insights about them...Military Misdemeanors is well written and an enjoyable read. It is a really great book, well worth checking out! "Michael Koznarsky, The Gamers Closet (Issue 60)" Terry Crowdy's Military Misdemeanors covers faux pas, bungles, acts of incompetence, and just stupidity -- over seven such scandals are gathered under one cover and celebrate bungles throughout history, from Caesar to modern times. Massacres, battles fought over simple conflicts, and more are revealed in the exploration of military slips-ups, which will reach into general-interest collections as well. "California Bookwatch (December 2007)" Terry Crowdy has not only provided us with a look at the idiots of the past, but as there are sure to be naysayers, has also provided references for all this. A well researched book on the foibles of those in the past and a book I know you will find interesting, shocking and at times appalling... A book I can highly recommend to you. "Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (October 2007)" According to this humourosly outrageous work, corruption, incompetence, lust and downright stupidity rule the world of politico-military policy... This is a fun read. "Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, Proceedings (February 2008)"" "According to this humourosly outrageous work, corruption, incompetence, lust and downright stupidity rule the world of politico-military policy... This is a fun read." -Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, Proceedings (February 2008) "Whenever possible, Terry Crowdy takes an entertaining approach to his material, which starts with the battle of Thermopylae, then marches through 2,000 years of Western history, gawking all the way." -Dave Gilson, Military History (January/February 2008) "This book is a lot of fun to read as it discusses many military scandals (completely different from military blunders) and offers new information and insights about them...Military Misdemeanors is well written and an enjoyable read. It is a really great book, well worth checking out!" - Michael Koznarsky, The Gamers Closet (Issue 60) "Terry Crowdy's Military Misdemeanors covers faux pas, bungles, acts of incompetence, and just stupidity - over seven such scandals are gathered under one cover and celebrate bungles throughout history, from Caesar to modern times. Massacres, battles fought over simple conflicts, and more are revealed in the exploration of military slips-ups, which will reach into general-interest collections as well." -California Bookwatch (December 2007) "This is a book that shows how many ways there are to make mistakes or destroy your own reputation all the chapters are quite short and deal with just one incident each so it s a good bedside book too and [inexpensive]... Recommended." -John Prigent, "Internet Modeler "(November 2007) "With such a variety of misdemeanors, it is hard not to find this book amusing and entertaining. Readers will certainly appreciate the lighter side of military history after reading this 320 page book." -Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (October 2007) "Terry Crowdy has not only provided us with a look at the idiots of the past, but as there are sure to be naysayers, has also provided references for all this. A well researched book on the foibles of those in the past and a book I know you will find interesting, shocking and at times appalling... A book I can highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (October 2007)" "This book is a lot of fun to read as it discusses many military scandals (completely different from military blunders) and offers new information and insights about them..."Military Misdemeanors "is well written and an enjoyable read. It is a really great book, well worth checking out!" - Michael Koznarsky, "The Gamers Closet" (Issue 60) "Terry Crowdy's "Military Misdemeanors" covers faux pas, bungles, acts of incompetence, and just stupidity - over seven such scandals are gathered under one cover and celebrate bungles throughout history, from Caesar to modern times. Massacres, battles fought over simple conflicts, and more are revealed in the exploration of military slips-ups, which will reach into general-interest collections as well." -"California Bookwatch" (December 2007) "With such a variety of misdemeanors, it is hard not to find this book amusing and entertaining. Readers will certainly appreciate the lighter side of military history after reading this 320 page book." -Timothy Baghurst, "The Traveler" (October 2007) "Terry Crowdy has not only provided us with a look at the idiots of the past, but as there are sure to be naysayers, has also provided references for all this. A well researched book on the foibles of those in the past and a book I know you will find interesting, shocking and at times appalling... A book I can highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, "modelingmadness.com "(October 2007)

Reseña del editor:

Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity scandals which have helped to make the world's armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Take an irreverent look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar's sex life and the frolics of Charles d'Eon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Packed with more than 70 mishaps, step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity, incompetence and the occasional bout of insanity have coloured military history across the centuries.

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