Textbook download online The Guns of August/The Proud Tower Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns of August/The Proud Tower

The Guns of August/The Proud Tower

by Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Library of America, The
ISBN: 9781598531459
Pages: 1264
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 22 Mb
Date posting: 2020-03-28
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Writing with a clarity, grace, and novelistic sweep rare among historians, Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) distilled the complex interplay of personalities and events into gripping narratives that fuse rigorous scholarship with elegant literary art. An astute portraitist, she brilliantly laid bare the all-too-human failures of leaders subject to the pull of historical currents and prone, often tragically, to the ingrained biases of culture and temperament. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller The Guns of August (1962) offers a majestic orchestration of the diplomatic and military history of the crucial first weeks of World War I. Tuchman's observations about the irrational ...