The Guns of August

The Guns of August Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war War pressed against every frontier Suddenly dismayed governments struggled and twist

  • Title: The Guns of August
  • Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • ISBN: 0613187172
  • Page: 179
  • Format: cahier
  • Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war.War pressed against every frontier Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off It was no use .Barbara Tuchman s universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict s opening From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914, Tuchman shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum Dazzling Max Hastings Magnificent Guardian Fascinating, splendid, glittering One of the finest works of history New York Times A brilliant achievement Sunday TelegraphBarbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer Prize winning The Guns of August She is also the author of The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China also awarded the Pulitzer Prize , A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly She died in 1989 The Proud Tower and The Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin.

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    • Seule une étrangère américaine, tant historienne que psychologue pouvait mettre à nue les raisons profondes de la guerre, jeux de pouvoir entre les hommes d'influence.Ainsi, Barbara Tuchman explique comment Gallieni a réussi à convaincre Joffre de lancer la bataille de la Marne.Les armées françaises battaient en retraite et la France semblait avoir déjà perdu. Joffre, improbable chef d'état-major des armées, était devenu ingérable, il refusait tant l'autorité du Président de la R [...]


    • This is a full historical account of the precipitous early days of the Great War, which achieves the near impossible by being a compelling read. This particular print run is very disappointing in that the maps are appalling, terrible quality, monocolour and sometimes shown on a doouble page so that what one wants to see is in the binding. You must read this book, but find a better version. One can't imagine that the author would have let this be offered for sale, were she still living.




    • It is okay to read Barbara Tuchman's books out of the order in which they were written. If you are starting here you definitely missed "Bible and Sword England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balflour", and "The Zimmermann Telegram" as a good background.I have taken dry courses on WWI with the facts, numbers, and names. Some were very good with charts and diagrams. Some of the best explanations came from economics classes. However none of them put it all together as if you were reading a ne [...]


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