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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 ❴Read❵ ➲ The Maranaw Torogan Author Abdullah T Madale – and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters [PDF / Epub] ✎ Seven Hills Away and Other Stories ☂ N.V.M. Gonzalez – Ms Tuchman reveals ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog By Edgar Calabia Samar ❤ – for the first time ✸ The New Girl (Gabriel Allon Epub ✻ Author Daniel Silva – just how the war started ❮Read❯ ➳ Gabryel Honasan (Stallion, Author Sofia (PHR) – why ✾ As They Spoke to Me kindle Epub ❂ Author Puneet Singh – 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 [Reading] ➰ Nakatanim na Granada ang Diyos ➸ Rebecca T. AƱonuevo – 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 copies.

10 thoughts on “The Guns of August

  1. says:

    General Joffre signed the order that would be read to the troops when the bugles blew next morning Ordinarily the French language, especially in public pronouncements, requires an effort if it is not to sound splendid, but this time the words were flat, almost tired the message hard and uncompromising Now, as the battle is joined on which the safety of the country depend

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    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 fro

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    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, p

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    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 Bu

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    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

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    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

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    Perhaps you can forgive me for saying so view spoiler or perhaps not hide spoiler but on the one hand I feel conflicted about this book about the First World War, every opinion, it seems to me, from five star to throw the damned thing on the fire and never speak of it to me again, is entirely justifiable On the other hand I am unconflicted, its strengths are its weaknesses view spoiler or possibly the other way

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    A truly remarkable account of the first month of WWI If history were taught to high school students the way Barbara Tuchman presents it, perhaps we would not be doomed to repeat it so often The Guns of August is a very readable account of how the Allies almost lost the war in the first 30 days through the bungling due to ego, jealousy, misunderstanding and territorial disputes.The Germans were not immune to senseless e

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    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 cond

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    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 thesi

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