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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 31 August 2011
  • ISBN : 9780307798114
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 25 voters

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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 During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close. Praise for The Proud Tower “[Barbara W. Tuchman’s] Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914–1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.”—Newsweek “A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.”—The New York Times “An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author’s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding.”—Time

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The Proud Tower

The Proud Tower
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • ISBN : 9780307798114
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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 During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
  • Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • ISBN : 0553139592
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The shock of opening clash in August, 1914, and the thirty days of batle which followed determined the future course of the First World War and the shape of nations in our time.

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-07-22
  • ISBN : 9780307567628
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • “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 Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this landmark 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

The Guns of August 2008

The Guns of August 2008
  • Author : Svante E. Cornell,S. Frederick Starr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781317456520
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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

The Zimmermann Telegram

The Zimmermann Telegram
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1985-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780345324252
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“A tremendous tale of hushed and unhushed uproars in the linked fields of war and diplomacy” (The New York Times), from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August In January 1917, the war in Europe was, at best, a tragic standoff. Britain knew that all was lost unless the United States joined the war, but President Wilson was unshakable in his neutrality. At just this moment, a crack team of British decoders in a quiet office known as

The Guns of August

The Guns of August
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 0241968216
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'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

The March of Folly

The March of Folly
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-20
  • ISBN : 9780307798565
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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government. Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Barbara W. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1987-07-12
  • ISBN : 9780345349576
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A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman

Practicing History

Practicing History
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • ISBN : 9780307798558
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Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees.

Bible and Sword

Bible and Sword
  • Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • ISBN : NWU:35556018114363
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In Bible and Sword Barbara Tuchman provides a stirring account of the religious, cultural and political motives which led to the British conquest of the Holy Land in 1917 and to the Balfour Declaration.

The War That Ended Peace

The War That Ended Peace
  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • ISBN : 9780143190240
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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment—so why did it happen? Beginning in the early nineteenth century and ending

Notes from China

Notes from China
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • ISBN : 9780812986228
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A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right. During the summer of 1972—a few short months after Nixon’s legendary visit to China—master historian Barbara W. Tuchman made her own trip to that country, spending six weeks in eleven cities and a variety of rural settlements. The resulting reportage was one of the first evenhanded portrayals

The Guns of the South

The Guns of the South
  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780307792358
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"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read." Professor James M. McPherson Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower. Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible,

Ten Caesars

Ten Caesars
  • Author : Barry Strauss
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781451668841
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Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and “enlightening” (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers
  • Author : Christopher Clark
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780062199225
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One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a