Cover of: Playing God | Charles L. Mee

Playing God

seven fateful moments when great men met to change the world

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

The problem of knowing : Pope Leo the Great and Attila the Hun
The illusion of power : Henry VIII and Francis I
The inevitability of surprise : Cortés and Moctezuma
The principle of contingency : Metternich, Castlereagh, Talleyrand and others
The false lessons of history : Wilson, Clemenceau, and Lloyd George
The rule of unintended consequences : Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin
The fantasy of realism : Bush, Kohl, Mitterand and others.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-254) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
327/.09
Library of Congress
D32 .M44 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
269 p. ;
Number of pages
269

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1394370M
ISBN 10
0671678884
LC Control Number
93001599
OCLC/WorldCat
28067610
Library Thing
288820
Goodreads
140304

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