Barbara W. Tuchman writes brilliantly and inspiringl. The Guns of August is a fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.
Barbara W. attlefield scenes, strategic problems and the rise and fall of powerful personalities are all part of Mrs. Tuchman’s canva. he Guns of August is lucid, fair, critical, and witty. is a writer of wit and grace. Her prose is elegant and polished without being fancy or formal. She has a sardonic sense of humor and an original mind.
I read Guns of August many years ago, was taking a history; brilliant book, not popular with the Brits.
Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. I read Guns of August many years ago, was taking a history; brilliant book, not popular with the Brits. As an aside, General French, when relieved of command was next assigned to Ireland.
In my opinion, Barbara Tuchman is a great historian and if possible, and even greater writer
I've three copies of 'A Distant Mirror' as well (also, one is a 1st ed. 1st printing). In my opinion, Barbara Tuchman is a great historian and if possible, and even greater writer. I read this book because 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War in Europe that would all too soon engulf my own country.
The Guns of August book. Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and how it could have been stopped but wasn't.
Some of Tuchman’s finest writing graces her next book, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the.
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ˈtʌkmən/; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ˈtʌkmən/; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (1962), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell. Tuchman focused on writing popular history.
The Guns of August (1962), (published in the UK as August 1914), is a volume of history by Barbara W. Tuchman. It is centered on the first month of World War I. After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the. After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the conflict. Its focus then becomes a military history of the contestants, chiefly the great powers. Tuchman-the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August-once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony
BRITAIN’S JOINT MILITARY PLANS with France were begotten in 1905 when Russia’s far-off defeats at the hands of the Japanese, revealing her military impotence, unhinged the equilibrium of Europe. enly and simultaneously the government of every nation became aware that if any one of them chose that moment to precipitate a war, France would have to fight without an ally. The German government put the moment to an immediate test.