From sex to money, from politics to sport, fateful decisions that went badly wrong.
“The authors delve into little known, but really significant, corners of history that highlight human frailty and unpredictability.” Christopher Joll Author and Historian
All over the world, many seemingly intelligent people have made foolish decisions based on delusions… from sex to money, from politics to sport, fateful decisions that went badly wrong.
This has affected love affairs, politics, finance, science, warfare, showbusiness and even sport. It has wrecked marriages, bankrupted millionaires, lost battles, destroyed empires, brought down leaders and royalty, split religions, ruined reputations, changed climates, thwarted gangsters and exposed sex pests.
Donough O’Brien and Liz Cowley shine a spotlight on 150 intriguing, and often hidden, corners of such calamities’… And in so doing they highlight over 650 characters who prove to be both fascinating and flawed.
Size: 242 x 170mm
Published: 1st November 2023