The guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman

Canadian troops in World War I

In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world.

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. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players.

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Oct 9 2013 06:07



Dec 2 2013 09:49

Incidentally, though Guns of August is supposedly quite good (I haven't actually read it myself) and covers some very important history, Tuchman wrote an absolutely terrible chapter about anarchism in her book The Proud Tower that largely ignores anarchism as a mass movement of the working class in favor of painting anarchists as a bunch of bomb throwing nihilistic types or starry eyed idealists. Not sure if it was intended as a smear job or if Tuchman was just terribly ignorant.

Aug 28 2017 00:13

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.

Aug 28 2017 00:15

I am new here, can anyone tell me if I can buy a copy of Guns of August or is there a way of reading the book on line ?

Aug 28 2017 02:59

Just click on the link under the heading "Attachment " & you should be able to download it.

Aug 29 2017 00:32

Thank your very much, Fleur.