The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

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Random House Publishing Group, 22 juil. 2009 - 608 pages
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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 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.
 
The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmermann Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era
 

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Review: The Guns of August

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This book covers in some detail the beginning of World War I from prewar plans to the eve of the Battle of the Marne. Parts were interesting, but other parts (as I was listening to this as an ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Guns of August

Avis d'utilisateur  - Bryan Crossland - Goodreads

What a fascinating book! While I am not a military enthusiast I am very much interested in the human aspect of war. Tuchman gives us direct quotes and analysis of the individuals directly involved in ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

A Funeral
1
Let the Last Man on the Right Brush
21
The Shadow of Sedan
34
A Single British Soldier
53
The Russian Steam Roller
67
Berlin
87
Paris and London
100
Ultimatum in Brussels
117
The Cossacks Are Coming
312
Tannenberg
344
The Flames of Louvain
368
Blue Water Blockade and the Great Neutral
386
Retreat
406
The Front Is Paris
444
21
470
Gentlemen We Will Fight on the Marne
491

Home Before the Leaves Fall
133
BATTLE
146
Goeben An Enemy Then Flying
161
Liège and Alsace
191
BEF to the Continent
228
Sambre et Meuse
243
Lorraine Ardennes Charleroi Mons
273
Afterword
518
Notes
541
34
543
100
549
191
556
Index
577
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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.

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