The Guns of August

The Guns of August

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Published to immediate national praise, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1963, this bestselling account of the explosive, complex, and controversial early days of World War I is considered today a classic work of history. Two 8-page inserts.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, [©1988], ©1962
Edition: Anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780026203111
0026203111
Branch Call Number: 940.421 Tu
Characteristics: xvi, 511 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Tuchman's narrative skill makes this Pulitzer-winning history of the lead-up and early days of World War I a stunning read.


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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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