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The Guns of August

The Guns of August

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Written by Barbara W. TuchmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Barbara W. Tuchman

  • Format: Paperback, 640 pages
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  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • On Sale: August 3, 2004
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-47609-8 (0-345-47609-3)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning history, Tuchman writes about the turning point of the year 1914--the month leading up to the war and the first month of the war. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed, and how horrible it became. Tuchman is masterful at portraying this abrupt change from 19th to 20th Century. And how she manages to make the story utterly suspenseful, when we already know the outcome, is the mark of a great writer, and a classic volume of history.