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(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 19 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 20 months ago 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 23 months ago by Brian G Jacobs
I probably should have browsed other comments before clicking the buy button for this book. Technically I found this book to be banal and the witty style falls flat on its face. Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Noodler's Pen
There are a rich selection of anecdotes in the book to illustrate the various points, mostly involving the SAS or the CIA or both. Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Matthew Asnip