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The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series by [Tuchman, Barbara W.]
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''A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.'' --New York Times

''Mrs. Tuchman's popularity is due to more than her skill with words . . . She never loses sight of individuals, and she is not afraid to tell a story . . . As in all her books, this one is resplendent with people.'' --New York Times Book Review

''An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author's knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more . . . An esthetically rewarding experience. No one should forgo the opportunity.'' --Chicago Tribune

''A stunning command of the storyteller 's arts of swift pacing, tense exposition, and colorful scene construction.'' --Newsweek

''Mrs. Tuchman paints the scene for us with a masterly brush, a scene glittering and brilliant, sumptuous and outrageous.'' --Herald Tribune

''Blackstone's inspired pairing of narrator Nadia May with the work of Barbara Tuchman introduces a new generation to the pleasures of one of the twentieth century's most popular and esteemed historians.'' --Audiofile

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THE PROUD TOWER by Barbara Tuchman examines the Western World of approximately 100 years ago. Technologically the world was a very different from today, but the strifes between economic groups and among nations bears many similarities to our own time. Tuchman examines the economic, social, political, and technological world of the period 1890-1914. By this period, the United States had become an important player in world affairs. The Haymarket Affair in Chicago fueled the development of international anarchism which led to the assasinations of political figures in Russia, Italy, France and lastly President McKinley in the United States. Tuchman's unraveling of the the Dreyfus Affair is, in itself, worth the price of the book. In THE PROUD TOWER Tuchman describes the western world that exploded into The Great War (which she describes in THE GUNS OF AUGUST).

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  • File Size: 11541 KB
  • Print Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st Ballantine Books edition (August 31, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 31, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GFBTK4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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