The Guns Of August

The Guns Of August

eBook - 1994
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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 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. Note: This edition does not include the photo insert.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c1994.
ISBN: 9780307567628
0307567621
Characteristics: 1 online resource (501 p.) : ill., maps.

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Crpalace68
May 15, 2018

A riveting account of the first month of the Great War. A war with enormous impact on the twentieth century, even now.

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Jgrooms
Mar 25, 2018

The book that was on Kennedy’s mind during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Too bad Trump doesn’t have the attn span to read a book.

JCLGreggW Mar 22, 2018

One of the best books I've ever come across that has a broad, sweeping look at WW1 that always stays interesting and never gets bogged down in minutiae.

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Janice21383
Dec 12, 2016

The popular history classic about the origins of the First World War. Not a favourite of German apologists, perhaps -- the Germany of WW II did not come out of nowhere, and its genesis was long before the 20th Century, let alone the Treaty of Versailles -- but there is blame enough to share around to all participants, believe me. Ms. Tuchman's prose floats like a dove, and stings like a serpent.

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ksarnold
Sep 17, 2014

I read "Guns of August" several years ago. It provides a thorough explanation of the events that led up to it and then what transpired during the first month of World War I. I would have liked to have read Tuchman's "take" on the entire war.

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20500001054712
Jun 23, 2013

Surprised to see this book highlighted. It was written in the 60's and John Kennedy personally endorsed as a reminder how leaders actions can change the world. I will read again.

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Oct 20, 2008

good history good historian

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