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The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American self trained historian and author and double Pulitzer Prize winner She became best known for The Guns of August a history of the prelude and first month of World War IAs an author Tuchman focused on producing popular history Her clear dramatic storytelling covered topics as diverse as the th century and World War I and sold millions of copie.

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  • Matt

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of August“General Joffre signed the order that would be read to the troops when the bugles blew next morning Ordinarily the French language especially in public pronouncements reuires an effort if it is not to sound splendid but this time the words were flat almost tired; the message hard and uncompromising ‘Now as the battle is joined on which the safety of the country depends everyone must be reminded that this is no longer the time for looking back Every effort must be made to attack and throw back the enemy A unit which finds it impossible to advance must regardless of cost hold its ground and be killed on the spot rather than fall back In the present circumstances no failure will be tolerated’ That was all; the time for splendor was past It did


  • Kalliope

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustOn the night of the 13th of August 1961 the Government of East Germany began to build the Wall that divided Berlin isolating its Western part within the Communist Eastern blockIn 1962 Barbara Tuchman published her Guns of August and the following year it was awarded the Pulitzer PrizeAs many years separate Tuchman’s book from the events she discusses as years separate us from the time its publication about half a centuryThose two lots of five decades each may explain two different reactions On the one hand Tuchman’s choosing as her premise the accountability of Germany and her sole? responsibility for the horror of the war and on the other hand our wider uestioning and possibly a skeptical reception of her views The stere


  • Lilo

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of August“The Guns of August” is the first book I read about the Great War or as I knew it World War One “The Guns of August” is also the first substantial information I obtained about this war I was born in Germany in 1939 My family then containing of my parents my biological maternal grandmother and my adoptive maternal grandmother my biological grand aunt talked very litt


  • Paul Bryant

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustWell how d'you do Private Willie McBride First Class do you mind if I sit down down here by your graveside? It's so nice to rest for awhile in the warm summer sun I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done in Well So Willie I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen when you joined the glorious fallen 1916 a long time ago now Well I hope you died uick and I hope you died clean But Private Willie McBride it could have been slow and obscene Let's not think of that And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind? In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined? And though you died back in 1916 to that loyal heart you'd be forever nineteen Or some bollocks like that That's what they say isn't it Sorry to have to tell you but you'


  • Trevor

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustYou could almost be excused for thinking that the highest praise one could give a work of non fiction would be that it reads like a work of fiction I haven’t looked at any of the other reviews for this book yet but I would be prepared to bet that many of them say this read like a novel And it is an incredibly dramatic


  • Diane

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustThis is an impressive work on the buildup to World War I and the first month of fighting I wanted to read this book after a re read of All uiet on the Western Front to better understand the war I've heard The Guns of August described as one of the best books about WWI ever written and while I haven't read enough to testify to that I do think it was an interesting and insightful work and I'd recommend it to history buffsI listened to The Guns of August on audio and I enjoyed the narration by Nadia May My one frustration with this book is that Tuchman had so many countries to cover the French Germans British Russians and even Belgians were included that sometimes Tuchman would be relat


  • Jan-Maat

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustPerhaps you can forgive me for saying so view spoiler or perhaps not hide spoiler


  • Ann-Marie

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustA truly remarkable account of the first month of WWI If history were taught to high school students the way Barbara Tuchman presents it perhaps we would not be doomed to repeat it so often The Guns of August is a very readable account of how the Allies almost lost the war in the first 30 days through the bungling due to ego jealousy misunderstanding and territorial disputesThe Germans were not immune to senseless error theirs resulting from Teutonic belief in blindly following order and their insistence on the inferiority of any way but the German way How many global errors of these types are being made today by world military leaders and what will be the conseuences? I was six y


  • Sue

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustAfter reading this book 100 years sometimes to the day after some of the events happened it is difficult to know what to say Others have written so many excellent reviews I believe that I will focus on reaction for my review reaction 100 years after the fact to the apparent ease with which the European world and then much slid into an horrific spilling of blood the ease with which several leaders gave orders which condemned millions of people to death; cities towns even small nations to near or total destructionThe pressure for this war had been building for years from what I have read The Germans feared being encircled within Europe They feared that the rest of Europe was excluding them from various treaties The war of brinksmanship had been underway for some time The British had the best Navy and also had no intention of allowing that fact to change Ego Power Money Yes they are the same reasons that wars are fought today Just di


  • Gadi

    The Guns of August kindle ò Paperback ó barbara w tuchman The Guns of AugustI let go at around page 280 out of 440 in my edition when I started realizing that every paragraph is so chunked up with minute details about this general moving these troops out of this place and into this wing on this day because of these emotions and this miscommunication and this people's overconfidence that it just all became so trivial and so unbelievably lifeless which in a weird way completely contradicts all of the GR reviews I've read about how this book brings life to the first month of the war I also think the writing just slowly gradually became less and less vigorous and rote as the war left its initial stages and moved to the actual fighting of month 1 I realized I didn't want to finish this book when it struck me that it's all just pointless military maneuvers some of them successful than others almost all of them led by a bunch of overconfident idiots and that I had nothing to gain from learning abou