Durschmied, Erik

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How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
The Hinge Factor
By Erik Durschmied
(Arcade Publishing)
From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents. How and why does this happen? What decides the fate of battle? In this fascinating... [READ MORE]
Blood of Revolution
From the Reign of Terror to the Arab Spring
By Erik Durschmied
(Arcade Publishing)
In this fascinating book, the author of The Hinge Factor and The Weather Factor surveys revolutions across the centuries, vividly portraying the people and events that brought wrenching, often enduring—and always bloody—change to countries and societies almost overnight. Durschmied begins with the French... [READ MORE]
The Weather Factor
How Nature Has Changed History
By Erik Durschmied
(Arcade Publishing)
From the author of The Hinge Factor comes a thrilling, page-turning series of dramatic historical re-creations revealing how the fate of humankind has often been decided by the uncontrollable, unpredictable power of weather. From the doomed campaigns of the Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of US... [READ MORE]
The Hinge Factor
How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
By Erik Durschmied
(Arcade Publishing)
From the wooden horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped in Vietnam, from Robert E. Lee’s lost battle plans to the evacuation of Dunkirk, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Time and again, invincible armies fall to weaker opponents in the face... [READ MORE]
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