The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 608
Release : 2009-07-22
ISBN 10 : 9780307567628
ISBN 13 : 0307567621
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages. Praise for The Guns of August “A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”—Newsweek “More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.”—Chicago Tribune “A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.”—The New York Times “[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.”—The Wall Street Journal

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages : 511
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 034538623X
ISBN 13 : 9780345386236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint.

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 608
Release : 2014-06-05
ISBN 10 : 0241968216
ISBN 13 : 9780241968215
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

'War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . .' Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict's opening. From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914, Tuchman shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum. 'Fascinating, splendid, glittering. One of the finest works of history.' New York Times 'Excellent.' Wall Street Journal 'Brilliant, exciting.' Washington Post 'Brilliant . . . grips the mind.' New Yorker 'A brilliant achievement.' Sunday Telegraph

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 1257
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 159853145X
ISBN 13 : 9781598531459
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

The Guns of August (1962), a riveting account of the outbreak of World War I and the weeks of fighting leading up to the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. Tuchman dramatizes the diplomatic debacles that precipitated the war and the intransigence of the German and French armies as they dogmatically adhered to their battle plans, with disastrous consequences. Interwoven with her vivid re-creation of the German march through Belgium into France and the fierce fighting on the Eastern Front are astute characterizations of the conflict's key military and political leaders, among them French General Joseph Joffre, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and British First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. The Guns of August can also be read as a cautionary study in the perils of brinksmanship, and Tuchman's searching observations about the irrational escalation of conflict among states made a deep impression on President John F. Kennedy, who famously drew on the book for insight during the Cuban Missile Crisis."--Dust jacket flap.

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1973
ISBN 10 : OCLC:873076644
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

August 1914 The Guns of August August 1914

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Author : afterwards TUCHMAN WERTHEIM (Barbara)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 575
Release : 1964
ISBN 10 : OCLC:503880182
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Guns of August 2008

The Guns of August 2008
Author : Svante E. Cornell
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2015-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781317456537
ISBN 13 : 131745653X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August 2008 Book Description:

In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.

The guns of august

The guns of august
Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 575
Release : 1965
ISBN 10 : OCLC:312617707
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The guns of august Book Description:

The First Salute

The First Salute
Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2011-06-22
ISBN 10 : 9780307798572
ISBN 13 : 0307798577
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Salute Book Description:

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War. In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland, demonstrating how the aid to the American colonies of both these nations made the triumph of independence possible. She sheds new light on the key role played by the contending navies, paints a magnificent portrait of George Washington, and recounts in riveting detail the decisive campaign of the war at Yorktown. By turns lyrical and gripping, The First Salute is an exhilarating account of the birth of a nation. Praise for The First Salute “Nothing in a novel could be more thrilling than the moment in this glorious history when French soldiers arrive [to] see a tall, familiar figure: George Washington. . . . It is only part of Tuchman’s genius that she can reconstitute such scenes with so much precision and passion.”—People “Tuchman writes narrative history in the great tradition. . . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters.”—Chicago Tribune “[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.”—The Christian Science Monitor

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Total Pages : 511
Release : 1994-03-08
ISBN 10 : 0613187172
ISBN 13 : 9780613187176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guns of August Book Description:

A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris.