[BOOKS] ✴ The Guns of August ✻ Barbara W. Tuchman – Budi2610.info

The Guns of August 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 About, THE GUNS OF AUGUST Will Not Be Forgotten.


About the Author: 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 copie 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



10 thoughts on “The Guns of August

  1. says:

    On the night of the 13th of August 1961 the Government of East Germany began to build the Wall that divided Berlin isolating its Western part within the Communist Eastern block.In 1962, Barbara Tuchman published her Guns of August and the following year it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.As many years separate Tuchman s book from the events she discusses as years separate us from the time its publication about half a century.Those two lots of five decades ea


  2. says:

    Let s start with a couple items First, there is nothing left to be said about Barbara Tuchman s The Guns of August Second, that is not going to stop me The Guns of August is not only the most famous book written about World War I, it is one of the most famous history books on any topic whatsoever It won the Pulitzer, became a bestseller, was name checked by politicians, and still provides a tidy sum to Tuchman s heirs and designees Even today, if you do a general


  3. says:

    The Guns of August is the first book I read about the Great War or, as I knew it, World War One The Guns of August is also the first substantial information I obtained about this war I was born in Germany, in 1939 My family, then containing of my parents, my biological maternal grandmother, and my adoptive maternal grandmother my biological grand aunt , talked very little about WWI, probably because WWII was raging, food as well as all other supplies were scarce, and we


  4. says:

    Well, how d you do, Private Willie McBride, First Class do you mind if I sit down down here by your graveside It s so nice to rest for awhile in the warm summer sun I ve been walking all day and I m nearly done in Well So, Willie I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen when you joined the glorious fallen 1916 a long time ago now Well I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean But Private Willie McBride, it could have been slow and obscene Let s not think of that An


  5. says:

    This is an impressive work on the buildup to World War I and the first month of fighting I wanted to read this book after a re read of All Quiet on the Western Front, to better understand the war I ve heard The Guns of August described as one of the best books about WWI ever written, and while I haven t read enough to testify to that, I do think it was an interesting and insightful work, and I d recommend it to history buffs.I listened to The Guns of August on audio, and I enjoyed the


  6. says:

    You could almost be excused for thinking that the highest praise one could give a work of non fiction would be that it reads like a work of fiction I haven t looked at any of the other reviews for this book yet, but I would be prepared to bet that many of them say this read like a novel And it is an incredibly dramatic story and some of the characters are larger than life but this is no novel.I say that because in a novel you expect at least some of the characters to develop during it and Yo


  7. says:

    After reading this book 100 years, sometimes to the day, after some of the events happened, it is difficult to know what to say Others have written so many excellent reviews I believe that I will focus on reaction for my review reaction 100 years after the fact to the apparent ease with which the European world, and then much , slid into an horrific spilling of blood, the ease with which several leaders gave orders which condemned millions of people to death cities, towns, even small na After readi


  8. says:

    I ve been reading a fair bit about dubya dubya 2 recently but my knowledge of dubya dubya 1 consists of what I dimly recollect from school That is arms race, Franz Ferdinand, something something, the Somme, gas gas quick boys, Versailles I also remember visiting the massive marble monument the Canadians built at Vimy ridge The 21 years separating 1918 and 1939 are not a great length of time There s something to be said for the thesis that the two world wars should be understood as one exten I ve been read


  9. says:

    6.0 stars WOW This book was AMAZING I have always been very interested in World War II and have read quite a few books on the subject However, until reading THIS book I had never endeavored to learn anythingthan the basics of World War I With the reading of this incredible book, I have taken a tremendous step towards correcting that deficit Focusing on the first 30 days of World War I hence the title , this beautifully written book addresses in great detail the causes for the conf 6.0 stars WOW This book was AMA


  10. says:

    Brilliant There s no other word for it.


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