Want to read about fiascos
November 22, 2010 1:15 PM Subscribe
Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations
posted by reenum to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris
and love reading about all that goes wrong while making a movie.
I also read The Deal by Peter Lefcourt
a few years back, and it is one of my favorite books of all time.
I'm basically asking for books or movies detailing situations where the hubris, arrogance, or naivete of the main parties led to a disastrous yet avoidable situation. Non fiction and well written fiction would be awesome. Movies that are on point are also welcome.
What I don't want is books about survival ("Into the Wild") or books about government incompetence (i.e. Katrina and New Orleans).