''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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