and Other Small Events that Changed History
JR Books 2009
9781906779597   Product Code: 20071
Phil Mason shows how small turns of chance have had bigger impacts on history than might have been expected. A compilation of bad timings, misunderstandings, missed opportunities and sometimes serendipitous good fortune, the book has chapters covering politics, war, science, the arts, sport and crime, and poses intriguing questions such as did tea drinking kick-start the Industrial Revolution in Britain?