The Guns of August

The Guns of August

Book - 1988
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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
Branch Call Number: 940.421 Tu
Description: 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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May 15, 2018

A riveting account of the first month of the Great War. A war with enormous impact on the twentieth century, even now.

Mar 25, 2018

The book that was on Kennedy’s mind during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Too bad Trump doesn’t have the attn span to read a book.

JCLGreggW Mar 22, 2018

One of the best books I've ever come across that has a broad, sweeping look at WW1 that always stays interesting and never gets bogged down in minutiae.

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.

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.

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.

Oct 20, 2008

good history good historian


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