This book series is about some of history’s most interesting Epic Fails. But the point here is not just to see how badly other people have failed. Instead, the point is to learn how the mistakes happened. In doing so, maybe we can understand the world—and ourselves—a little better.
Oh, who are we kidding? Of course we want to watch other people make mistakes. After all, sometimes we just have to laugh. So please don’t be upset by this series’ light tone. These books should be entertaining and educational. If they’re not, well, that’s the author’s Epic Fail.
Let’s start by agreeing that peace is better than war. How do countries keep the peace? They have their diplomats talk! Sometimes diplomats shout and make rude hand gestures, too. In this book, you can read about diplomats making fools of themselves.
You’re surrounded by it. It’s online, on clothes your friends wear, on blimps flying slowly over sports stadiums. You may want to get away from it. But does it work? Of course not! Read about some of the best of the worst.
Let’s start by agreeing that war may sometimes be necessary. Still, if you must fight a war, isn’t it better to win? In this book, you can read about military commanders who…wait, were they trying to lose?
Why do people explore? Maybe they just have to get away from home. In this book, you can read about explorers who got lost. And explorers who made a total mess of things. Should they have stayed home?
Most people think it’s good to have new ideas. But what if your new ideas are terrible? In this book, you can read about people who turned their ideas (not all of them completely terrible) into inventions.
Each book is 5 x 7, 64 pp., with 12 pt. type.