A survivor of World War II, Erik Durschmied spent the rest of his life studying battle from the front line as a war correspondent. In The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History Durschmied discusses how sheer dumb luck has altered the trajectory of civilization. Kevin Stillwell's performance effortlessly brings us to settings and times as diverse as the battlefields of Ancient Rome and the sky above Hiroshama…. Indeed, Durschmied's first anecdote describes how something as simple as cloud cover determined the target of a deadly new weapon.
From the Trojan Horse to Robert E. Lee's lost battle plans, world history has been as shaped by chance and error as by courage and conviction.
©1999, 2011 Erik Durschmied (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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