History's Narrowest Escapes

History's Narrowest Escapes

eBook - 2013
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Little-known tales from history's narrow escapes—from plots to assassinate Churchill to the man who single-handedly prevented World War IIIThis book reveals 50 of history's most dramatic narrow escapes. From wars that were averted to invasions, revolutions, and apocalyptic scenarios just barely avoided, included here are the stories of how a Soviet Army colonel stopped World War III in 1983, how Nelson's heroics at The Battle of Trafalgar might never have happened if it hadn't been for the quick thinking of his son-in-law eight years before, and many more true stories. Readers will find fascinating little-known tales, heroic acts, daring drama, and stories of serendipity revealing how history could have been very different and possibly much worse.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780750951630
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Additional Contributors: Nero, Paul 1964-

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