Many rejoiced at the outbreak of war in 1914. Some of the most ardent and eloquent opponents of the conflict ended up supporting their governments. ...Show synopsisMany rejoiced at the outbreak of war in 1914. Some of the most ardent and eloquent opponents of the conflict ended up supporting their governments. Most felt that the war would last only months. What followed was, of course, the worst conflict man had seen. Barbara Tuchman's history of the first three months of the war is an excellent historical introduction, dealing with a forgotten part of the conflict - the war of manouevre that the European powers engaged in before beginning trench warfare that has become synonymous with the Great War. This Abacus reissue of the bestselling THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a brilliant military history, a thrilling narrative that shows the leaders, the policitians, and the generals - ordinary men who led their countries into and extraordinary war and were prepared to sacrifice their fellow countrymen.Hide synopsis
The Guns of August (MacMillan Publishing Company) – Hardcover (1989)
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
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Hardcover, MacMillan Publishing Company 1989
ISBN: 0026203111 ISBN-13: 9780026203111
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.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.Hide
Description:Like New. 25th Anniversary Edition. Hardcover w / dustjacket....Like New. 25th Anniversary Edition. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Like new; no internal markings; has only lost its Brand New shine. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. DJ is nearly fine--unclipped. "American History and Political Philosophy 20140927" Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1989. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Am still reading this book. It is not an easy read. Trying to keep all the General's strait takes some time. It is interesting to see how ill prepared the French & British were for modern (that time) warfare.
The book is a great histroy book however the author gets bogged down with too mush information of every general in the book. A shorter version of their bios would be better. The book is a long and tedious read but the information is good.
The mistakes and the arrogance of allies and Germans alike are portrayed graphically in Ms Tuchman's review of the 1st month of Word War 1, the war that was to last 40 days. It is easy to understand why WW 1 and 2 are called one war with a 20 year hiatus between them. The issues were very much the same. A riveting read.
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