Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August

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The Guns of August

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time
The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman's classic histories of the First World War era
In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning 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.
Praise for The Guns of August
"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
"More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained."--Chicago Tribune

"A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature."--The New York Times

"[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent."--The Wall Street Journal

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Review :

"Fascinating . . . One of the finest works of history written . . . A splendid and glittering performance."
-"The New York Times
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"MORE DRAMATIC THAN FICTION . . . A MAGNIFICENT NARRATIVE . . . elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained . . . The product of painstaking and sophisticated research."
-"Chicago Tribune"

"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.' A writer with an impeccable sense of telling detail, Mrs. Tuchman is able to evoke both the enormous pattern of the tragedy and the minutiae which make it human."
-"Newsweek"

"[A] BEAUTIFULLY ORGANIZED, COMPELLING NARRATIVE."
-"San Francisco Chronicle
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"AN EPIC NEVER FLAGGING IN SUSPENSE . . . It seemed hardly possible that anything new of significance could be said about the prelude to and the first month of World War I. But this is exactly what Mrs. Tuchman has succeeded in doing . . . by transforming the drama's protagonists as well as its immense supporting cast, from half-legendary and half shadowy figures into full-dimensional, believable persons."
-"The Christian Science Monitor"

"EXCELLENT . . . ["The Guns of August"] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues."
-"The Wall Street Journal"
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
More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained. Chicago Tribune

A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature. The New York Times

[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent. The Wall Street Journal"

"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
"More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained."--Chicago Tribune

"A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature."--The New York Times

"[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent."--The Wall Street Journal

Book Description :

'The most realistic and breathtaking account of what front-line action was like in World War II... by any combatant, Allied or Axis.' Douglas Fisher

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