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Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August & The Proud Tower (Library of America) Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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Only one criticism -- not against her, but against the publisher: The two books are bound the order she wrote them. Or, at least, in the order they originally were published. But ... the second book really is about the period of time leading up to WWI.
When I realized the second book described a time period before the first, I read the second book first.
The second book, The Proud Tower is about the minute goings-on of people in power in a period in England that is of no relevance today as England and the UK are no more than bit players on the world's stage.
I bought this volume as a gift for a well-read European friend whose take on the Great War is unlike most Americans'. She is quite pleased: apparently she's learning a lot about a fundamentally US point of view but has also found some significant historical details that she didn't know.
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In my opinion, Barbara Tuchman is a great historian and if possible, and even greater writer. I read this book because 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by N. Helton
I bought the book for my son but read it myself also with a great interest. I leant many interesting and little known facts about politics in a pre-war period and during first... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Oleksandr Yaremenko
still the most read history of WW I. However, great is good companion to War ends Peace and Margaret MacMillian, as well as her 1919, a great post-WWI bookPublished 16 months ago by richard farmer
High quality edition of Pulitzer prize author's talent. MUST reading since history tends to recur...Published 18 months ago by Bob Music
I am an admirer of Barbara Tuchman's books and this book, as her others, is most intensively researched and so well written. Read morePublished 20 months ago by PC