Author(s): Bill Price
An examination of some of the best and most influential calls of all time.The Greatest Decisions...Ever! gathers together some of the most important decisions ever made. From Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to Eisenhower giving the order to go on D-Day and George Martin signing The Beatles, this beautifully illustrated book revisits those momentous decisions, many of which have impacted the lives of millions."Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Napoleon BonaparteOne of the defining features of being human is our capacity for rational thought, our ability to find the solution to a problem. Most of the time we deal with mundane concerns, like what to have for breakfast, but occasionally people are faced with much weightier matters.Some of the decision-makers featured in this book were well aware of the gravity of what they were doing; others had no idea at all. Some were rich and powerful; others were ordinary people who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. We take a look at stories of people who, when faced with crucial decisions, got them right.
Bill Price is a freelance writer and a traveling enthusiast currently working and living in North London. For fifteen years he worked in various areas of the book trade, but more recently he has built a reputation as a specialist in travel and history writing and has become a regular contributor to a large number of international publications as well as popular reference books. His published works include: Charles Darwin: Origins and Arguments, Winston Churchill: War Leader, Landmarks of the World, Great Modern Buildings, Celtic Myths, and The Greatest Decisions...Ever!