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Barbara Tuchman had great insight in writing this book.
I like well researched books, and even though I may not be in agreement with some of her conclusions (which I am not), I admire her tenacity in making her point.
All and all this is a very good book that I recommend highly to all who have an interest in history.
The section on Pearl Harbor and all the mistakes Japan made in planning and implementation, altered my view of much of WWII. This book could be an eternal series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher D. Estes
This book is on a very short list of seminal books. She shows that the repeated follies of governments are ubiquitous, suggesting a universal
flaw in the way tribal humans... Read more
Interesting interpretations of some critical periods in world history.
Though not an exact historical research it is read without stopping. Read more
Tuchman thoroughly describes the repeated presence of folly, that is, actions repeatedly taken despite ample evidence that the current political action (or inaction) is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas J. Lynch
I usually pretty much enjoy Barbara Tuchman's books -- only "pretty much" because I usually find them bogged down at some point, but I appreciate her love of history and her... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Myers