The Guns of August
by Robert K Barbara W.; Massie Tuchman
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xxiv, 511 pp., illus., maps; 21 cm. First published, 1962. Firm binding, gently creased spine. Clean inside copy. Dogeared a couple of times, age toning. Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1963. "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 why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten. / Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize. There followed five more books: The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, and The March of Folly. The First Salute was Mrs. Tuchman's last book before her death in February 1989."-Publisher.