I probably should have browsed other comments before clicking the buy button for this book.
If it is, given a sufficiently broad definition, then the authors' exclusion of all non-US examples makes the book more mis-informative than merely anti-US biased.
When I initially borrowed this book from my friend, I had high expectations for the prospective knowledge I would attain during my subsequent 8 hours of reading.
(Note: This review is specific to the PARCHMENT version.)
Time is short (date night with Martha), so I'll throw out my quick hits:
- Author's... Read more
"How to Stage a Military Coup" tries to be entertaining, informative and satirical. It fails on all three points.
"Motivation and Massage." For a chapter title. Read more
I am not exactly sure why most people expect this book to teach them them how to actually perform a coup, or why (are all the reviewers Comorian generals?). Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Piergiorgio Lambertini Scollo
Luttwak's Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook remains the best guide to planning a coup. Hebdritch is writing a generation later, and includes information about coups in... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Walt
I bought this book expecting a update of Coup De Etat: A Practical Handbook. It could have been that, but the author was unable to make up his mind between that, a tell-all of... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Salashin
A slight and populist book. If you really were trying stage a coup, you who would be much better off with Edward Luttwak's Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook.Published on March 10, 2013 by Dr Garry
There is a lot less theory than expected from the title, and a lot more of short snippets of stories that don't actually tell you much if anything.Published on December 11, 2012 by Brian G Jacobs