A riveting account of the first month of the Great War. A war with enormous impact on the twentieth century, even now.
The book that was on Kennedy’s mind during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Too bad Trump doesn’t have the attn span to read a book.
One of the best books I've ever come across that has a broad, sweeping look at WW1 that always stays interesting and never gets bogged down in minutiae.
The popular history classic about the origins of the First World War. Not a favourite of German apologists, perhaps -- the Germany of WW II did not come out of nowhere, and its genesis was long before the 20th Century, let alone the Treaty of Versailles -- but there is blame enough to share around to all participants, believe me. Ms. Tuchman's prose floats like a dove, and stings like a serpent.
I read "Guns of August" several years ago. It provides a thorough explanation of the events that led up to it and then what transpired during the first month of World War I. I would have liked to have read Tuchman's "take" on the entire war.
Surprised to see this book highlighted. It was written in the 60's and John Kennedy personally endorsed as a reminder how leaders actions can change the world. I will read again.
good history good historian
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