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The guns of August

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1962(1964)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
Guns of August.
New York : Macmillan, 1962
(OCoLC)565385641
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman
ISBN: 9780517385746 0517385740 9780026203104 0026203103
OCLC Number: 192333
Notes: London ed. (Constable) has title: August 1914.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1963.
Description: 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A funeral --
"Let the last man on the right brush the channel with his sleeve" --
"The shadow of Sedan" --
"A single British soldier ..." --
The Russian steam roller --
August 1: Berlin --
August 1: Paris and London --
Ultimatum in Brussels --
"Home before the leaves fall" --
"Goeben ... and enemy then flying" --
Liege and Alsace --
BEF to the continent --
Sambre et Meuse --
Debacle: Lorraine, Ardennes, Charleroi, Mons --
"The Cossacks are coming!" --
Tannenberg --
The flames of Louvain --
Blue water, blockade, and the great neutral --
Retreat --
The front is Paris --
Von Kluck's turn --
"Gentlemen, we will fight on the Marne" --
Afterward.
Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman.

Abstract:

Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't.
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