Barbara W. Tuchman - 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

Жанр : Історія

Subjects : Reference, History, Military, World War, Modern - 20th Century, Campaigns, 1914-1918, History - Military / War, Military - World War I, History / Military / World War I, Western Front
Питання : 02/08/2004
Редактор : Reprint
Видавець : Presidio Press
Формат : Mass Market Paperback
Сторінок : 640
Language : в
Розміри : 6.80 x 4.18 x 1.08 in
Номер ISBN-10 : 9780345476098
АСИН :
"More dramtatic than fiction...THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained....The product of painstaking and sophisticated research." CHICAGO TRIBUNE 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.
Barbara W. Tuchman - The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I
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WW1 comes alive with all its blunders and madness! February 9, 2003
By Linda Linguvic
Written in 1962, this is a fascinating history of the beginnings of WW1 and is the result of a vast amount of research. It’s all true, and all documented, and even though it’s a dense read, the huge cast of characters springs to life. This is the story of a war that changed the course of history. And it’s also a story of the men who make the war. The reader gets to see the blunders and the madness and the personal feuds. And the humanity of the imperfect human beings who make the decisions that result in slaughter.There are maps in the book describing the battles. There are also photographs. But I must admit that I barely looked at the maps. And I found all the photos of the elderly generals very similar. What I did love though was the sweep of the story as well as the many details that go into waging a war. Previously, most war books I’ve read had to do with the experience of the soldiers. But this book is about the experience of making decisions, often based on folly. And it opened my eyes to how vulnerable the ordinary person is to the whims of the generals and the forces of pure chance. Ms. Tuchman also had a sense of irony and humor and sometimes I found myself laughing out loud.The narrative of the month of August 1914 is described hour by hour. Belgium has to make a decision to accept an awful defeat or willingly allow the Germans to march through their neutral territory. There are alliances in place that are just waiting to be broken. The Russians come into the war. So do the British, even though it is with much reluctance. The basic war is between France and Germany, almost a continuation of the defeat the French suffered at the hands of the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.
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