The Hinge Factor

  • by Erik Durschmied
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


Audible Editor Reviews

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.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios