The Guns of August

Tuchman, Barbara W.

Book - 1994
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Guns of August
"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.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1994
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
ISBN: 9780345386236
Branch Call Number: 940.4 T88g 1994
Characteristics: xxiv, 511 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm


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Classic account of the opening month of the war. The first paragraph is a masterpiece in itself.

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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.

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.

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

good history good historian


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