Ratings : 43586

Review : 1886


Published : Jul. 22, 2009

By : Random House

Language : eng

Paperback : 658 Pages

Published : Jul. 22, 2009

By : Random House

Language : eng

Paperback : 658 Pages

The Guns of August

43586 Ratings - 1886 Review

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 how 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.



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ABOUT Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American self-trained historian and author and double Pulitzer Prize winner. She became best known for The Guns of August (1962), a history of the prelude and first month of World War I.

As an author, Tuchman focused on producing popular history. Her clear, dramatic storytelling covered topics as diverse as the 14th century and World War I, and sold millions of copies.