The Proud Tower
  • Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Release Date : 31 August 2011
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307798114
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Book Description: The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate.” In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian aristocracy; the Anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev’s Russian ballet and Stravinsky’s music; the Dreyfus Affair; the Peace Conferences in The Hague; and the enthusiasm and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized by the assassination of Jean Jaurès on the night the Great War began and an epoch came to a close. Praise for The Proud Tower “[Barbara W. Tuchman’s] Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914–1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.”—Newsweek “A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.”—The New York Times “An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author’s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more.”—Chicago Tribune “[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding.”—Time

The Proud Tower

The Proud Tower

Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Genre : History
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The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few ...

The Guns of August

The Guns of August

Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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The shock of opening clash in August, 1914, and the thirty days of batle which followed determined the future course of the First World War and the shape of nations in our time....

The Guns of August

The Guns of August

Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Genre : History
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • “A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”—Newsweek Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all ...

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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Guns of August

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Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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'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 as the ...

The Zimmermann Telegram

The Zimmermann Telegram

Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Genre : History
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“A tremendous tale of hushed and unhushed uproars in the linked fields of war and diplomacy” (The New York Times), from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August In January 1917, the war in Europe was, at best, a tragic standoff. Britain knew that all was lost unless ...

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Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Genre : History
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Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Genre : History
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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government. Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his ...

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Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Genre : History
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Author : Rick Atkinson
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Genre : History
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Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Genre : History
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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Great Britain
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Publisher : Penguin Canada
Genre : History
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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance ...

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Author : Harry Turtledove
Publisher : Del Rey
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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