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Military Mayhem

Military Mayhem

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Written by Terry CrowdyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Terry Crowdy

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • On Sale: September 21, 2010
  • Price: $12.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-84908-147-4 (1-84908-147-6)
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Bungled cover-ups, acts of blinding incompetence, miscarriages of justice, sexual escapades, and downright stupidity - scandals have helped to make the world’s armed forces the much loved institutions they are today. Take a look at the public outcries that both governments and soldiers would rather we forgot. From Julius Caesar’s sex life and the frolics of Charles d’Eon, the fearless dragoon and noted transvestite to the sinking of the Kursk, Terry Crowdy delves into the darker reaches of military personality defects, vice and slip-ups. Featuring more than 70 mishaps, step back in time and see how corruption, bigotry, lust, vanity, incompetence and the occasional bout of insanity have colored military history across the centuries.