More of History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them – Ian Whitelaw
I don’t usually buy books that contains facts and history, but this was an exception. It got me from the bright orange and it’s captivating bold title. Plus there was a massive sale at Parramatta Dymocks, now who can say no to that.
This book contains about 50 decisions, for example:
– The Vietnam War
– Henry VIII wants a son
– Humankind domesticates plants and animals
– Massacre at Srebrenica
I have read most and though some may not agree to what Mr. Whitelaw thinks, I think it’s an interesting point of view that may educate some people or can be used as a conversation debate. I really liked the first decision that the author points out as a ‘worst decision’ the ‘Humankind domesticates plants and animals’ he really makes a point. I’m not going to give out too much information because there is a lot of depth and I may miss out on crucial points.
But if you’re afraid that it is a textbook, it honestly is not, each part the author explains in about 2 pages!