Military Misdemeanours: True Tales of Military Mischief

Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781846031489


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   10 September 2007
Format:   Hardback
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Scandal!! Corruption, cover-ups, miscarriages of justice, acts of incompetence, avarice, lust and downright stupidity. The cat eating soldier, philandering emperors, the transvestite spy, satanic masses aboard a ship, a 20th-century witchcraft trial, Britain's opium shame, riots in America, mutiny on the high seas. Find out about all of these and many more infamous acts in Terry Crowdy's romp through centuries of military scandals that the armed forces would prefer we forgot!

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Author:   Terry Crowdy
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 12.00cm , Height: 3.50cm , Length: 18.50cm
Weight:   0.399kg
ISBN:  

9781846031489


ISBN 10:   1846031486
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   10 September 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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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) <br> 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) <br> 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) <br> 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) <br> 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) <br> With such a variety of misdemeanors, it is hard not to find this book amusing and entertaining. Readers will certainly appreciate the lighterside of military history after reading this 320 page book. -Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (October 2007) <br> 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)


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. --<i>Timothy Baghurst, The Traveler (October 2007)</i></p> 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. --<i>Dave Gilson, Military History (January/February 2008)</i></p> 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. --<i>John Prigent, Internet Modeler (November 2007)</i></p> 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! --<i>Michael Koznarsky, The Gamers Closet (Issue 60)</i></p> 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. --<i>California Bookwatch (December 2007)</i></p> 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. --<i>Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (October 2007)</i></p> According to this humourosly outrageous work, corruption, incompetence, lust and downright stupidity rule the world of politico-military policy... This is a fun read. --<i>Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, Proceedings (February 2008)</i></p>


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Terry Crowdy has an unconventional background for a historian. Former bassist in a rock group, and a history enthusiast since childhood, he has long been fascinated by different aspects of military history and takes great pleasure in delving into obscure sources to pluck out the most astonishing and revealing stories throughout history. The author of a number of articles and books, including The Enemy Within: A History of Espionage, he lives in Kent, UK. The author lives in Kent, UK.

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