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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic about the Outbreak of World War I

The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic about the Outbreak of World War I

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - "A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill's statement that the first month of World War I was 'a drama never surpassed.'"--Newsweek

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

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 it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war's key players, Tuchman's magnum opus is a classic for the ages.

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmermann Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman's classic histories of the First World War era

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher: Presidio Press
Published: 08/03/2004
Pages: 640
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 6.94h x 4.32w x 1.11d
ISBN: 9780345476098

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 03/02/2012 pg. 76

About the Author
Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.

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