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From Armageddon to the Fall of Rome


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Erik Durshmied's other works include "The Hinge Factor", "The Weather Factor", "Whisper of the Blade", "Unsung Heroes" and "The Hinges of Battle".

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Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930. After the Second World War he emigrated to Canada. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Durschmied covered every major crisis, from Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, Belfast, Beirut, Chile, to Cuba and Afghanistan. Winner of numerous awards, Newsweek wrote 'Durschmied is a supremely gifted reporter who has transformed the media he works in.' And in Le Monde: 'He's survived more battles than any living general.' Erik has just been appointed Professor of Military History at The Military Academy of Austria. He lives in Paris and Provence with his family.


PRAISE FOR THE HINGE FACTOR: His tales of mayhem and confusion can be gripping, informative and genuinely idea-provoking. He reveals again and again, the casual impact of happenstance. - Independent Erik Durschmeid s revelations are wholly captivating. - Manchester Evening News Gripping, riveting. Fascinating. Even when you re sure you know what happened and whodunit, Erik Durschmeid provides another twist. - ScotsmanPRAISE FOR THE HINGES OF BATTLE: 'The Hinges of Battle is more or less a sequel to Durschmied's previous book and is just as readable. The Hinges of Battle should have a wide readership' - Nicholas Fearn, Independent on SundayA collection of cracking adventure stories told with infectious enthusiasm, in a book that allows the reader to virtually participate in momentous history-changing events - Waterstone's Books QuarterlyAn entertaining and fascinating read - Lancashire Evening Post

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