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The Guns of August

Tuchman, Barbara W. (Book - 1994 )
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"More dramtatic than fiction...THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained....The product of painstaking and sophisticated research." CHICAGO TRIBUNE Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.
Authors: Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim), 1912-1989
Title: The guns of August
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1994
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
Characteristics: xxiv, 511 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman ; [with a new foreword by Robert K. Massie]
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1962. With new foreword
Contents: Author's Note
Illustrations
Maps
A Funeral
Plans
"Let the Last Man on the Right Brush the Channel with his Sleeve"
The Shadow of Sedan
"A Single British Soldier ..."
The Russian Steam Roller
Outbreak
Outbreak
August 1: Berlin
August 1: Paris and London
Ultimatum in Brussels
"Home Before the Leaves Fall"
Battle
"Goeben ... An Enemy Then Flying"
Liege and Alsace
BEF to the Continent
Sambre et Meuse
Debacle: Lorraine, Ardennes, Charleroi, Mons
"The Cossacks Are Coming!"
Tannenberg
The Flames of Louvain
Blue Water, Blockade, and the Great Neutral
Retreat
The Front Is Paris
Von Kluck's Turn
"Gentlemen, We Will Fight on the Marne"
Afterword
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Summary: "More dramtatic than fiction...THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a magnificent narrative--beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained....The product of painstaking and sophisticated research." CHICAGO TRIBUNE Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.
ISBN: 9780345386236
034538623X
Branch Call Number: 940.4 T88g 1994
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-455) and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front World War, 1914-1918 Causes
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918
LCCN: 93090461
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Sep 17, 2014
  • ksarnold rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

Dec 21, 2008
  • 21288004246712 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good history good historian

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