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Download Book ´ Guns Of August í ❴Download❵ ➵ Guns Of August Author Barbara Tuchman – Dcmdirect.co.uk Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war War pressed against every frontier Suddenly dismayed governments struggled and twiste Barbara Tuchman'sY Telegraph Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer Prize winning The Guns of August She is also the author of The Proud Tower Stilwell and the American Experience in China also awarded the Pulitzer Prize A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly She died in 1989 The Proud Tower andThe Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin An outstanding book As someone who sometimes struggles with dry history books this account pulled me in and kept me engaged A really enjoyable and informative read

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As the classic account of the conflict's opening From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914 Tuchman shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum'Dazzling' Max Hastings'Magnificent' Guardian'Fascinating splendid glittering One of the finest works of history' New York Times 'A brilliant achievement' Sunda I read this book many years ago and then lent my copy to someone who didn't return it I wanted to reread it so I bought it for my Kindle It covers the events leading up to the outbreak of WW 1 in August 1914 and the first few months of fighting up to the end of that year It moves at a tremendous pace is never dull and very hard to put down The author deserved her Pulitzer Prize

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Guns Of AugustBarbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war War pressed against every frontier Suddenly dismayed governments struggled and twisted to fend it off It was no use Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed Pulitzer prize winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered With the centenary of the start of WW1 less than a year away Barbara Tuchman's account of the lead in to and first month of the War published originally in 1962 provides a wide ranging and insightful study of the events and personalities that led to the catastrophe that would determine the course of the Twentieth Century Given the UK Government's £50m investment in 'commemoration' much of the book is a sobering reminder of many of the realities the comparatively minor and reluctant part played by the BEF sent by a vacillating British Government only when its treaty obligations to Belgium could not be dodged and then lumbered with conflicting aims that led to its virtual betrayal of the French army; the scale of German atrocities in Belgium obscured by the larger scale horrors to come that might pose a few problems for a 'neutral' approach to blame in the commemorations; the general failure of political leaders to act with integrity and decisiveness only King Albert of Belgium emerges with any credit As most of the time does the ordinary soldier as usual paying the price If history is to teach us anything there are lessons aplenty in this masterly work Not least that countries are always preparing to fight the last war There are uneasy echoes in this book of attitudes to the current US brinkmanship over their budget and 'small problems' in the Balkans economic rather than military issues though ones that evoke similar human weaknesses and might have conseuences as unimagined as those of that summer a hundred years ago