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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

" More dramtatic than fiction...THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained....The product of painstaking and sophisticated research." CHICAGO TRIBUNEHistorian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to Worl War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.

Synopsis:

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to Worl War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subjectand its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.

Note: This edition does not include the photo insert.

Synopsis:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris.

About the Author

Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize. There followed five more books: The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, and The March of Folly. The First Salute was Mrs. Tuchman’s last book before her death in February 1989.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307567628
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
History : Military - World War I
Author:
Tuchman, Barbara W.
Author:
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Author:
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
Subject:
History : Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
History : Reference
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Audio Books-Military
Subject:
Audio Books-World History
Subject:
Military-Rack
Subject:
Western Civilization-20th Century
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040803
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
640

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Guns of August
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Product details 640 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307567628 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to Worl War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subjectand its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.

Note: This edition does not include the photo insert.

"Synopsis" by , A Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris.
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