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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 one volume are two of the best works ever done on WW1. Also includes the essay "How We Entered World War I"Published 3 months ago by B. L. Johnson
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 21 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 23 months ago by richard farmer
High quality edition of Pulitzer prize author's talent. MUST reading since history tends to recur...Published on July 30, 2014 by Bob Music