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The Guns of August
The Guns of August
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
In this landmark account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345476098
ISBN-10: 0345476093
Publication Date: 8/3/2004
Pages: 640
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Presidio Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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I enjoyed this book. I felt this was a part of history I was lacking in knowledge. This book was exactly what I was looking for.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. One of the finest works of history ever written WWI
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An excellent example of a history book. Well written, interesting, and very educational. I learned mounds of information about the participants in the Great War, and enjoyed every minute of it.
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Tuchman rightfully earned her Pulitzer for this eye popping examination of the what, who, where, and why of the first month of WWI. Impeccable research and engaging narrative made this a hard to put down read. There was a reason she chose to focus on just this one month when asked to write a history of the war. The arrogance and folly of men is laid bare in the month of August. The next four years are just a footnote to a European generation lost to German aggression-- they are also a prelude to Germany's next move two decades later.