Bill Fawcett has authored and edited more than a dozen books. He is also an Associate Publisher for Emperor's Press, a historical hardcover house. His newest book, How to Lose a Battle Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders , is a remarkable compendium of the worst military decisions and the men who made them.
The 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, miscalculation, 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.