The Guns of August
by Barbara W Tuchman
Editor: Presidio Press
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of all time, La Fière Tour, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Les Canons d’ août, and Le Télégramme de Zimmerman include Barbara WClassical Tuchman of the History of the First World War, In this historic site, winner of the Pulitzer Prize counts renowned historian Barbara WTuchman re-created the first month of the First World War: the thirty days of the summer of 1914, which determined the course of the conflict, the century, and, finally, our world today.Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each stage that led to the inevitable confrontation.And inevitably, it has been, with all parties plotting their war for a whole generation,Terribly complete and spectacular, depicted with his famous talent to evoke the war characters of key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for all agesPraise for The Cannons of August “, A brilliant piece of military history that proves to the guards Winston Churchill’s strength declares that the first month of the First World War was” a tragedy, has never passed “.Newsweek “is increasingly more dramatic than fiction.a magnificent narrative–magnificently organized, elegantly formulated, skillfully led and sustained”–Chicago Tribune “A beautiful demonstration that with enough art, rather specialized, history can be elevated to the level of literature.”The New York Times “[The Canons of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative of considerable virtues and its sense of intrigue, which is excellent.”–The Wall Street Journal of Commerce of the book edition of Pocket Book
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