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The guns of August : the outbreak of World War I  Cover Image Book Book

The guns of August the outbreak of World War I

Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim) 1912-1989 (author.). Massie, Robert K., 1929- (writer of supplementary textual content.).


Barbara Tuchman's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about the opening of World War I beautifully reissued and repackaged with The Proud Tower and The Zimmerman Telegram as a Modern Library set: Barbara Tuchman's Great War.

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  • ISBN: 9780345386236
  • ISBN: 034538623X
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published 1962 ; preface ©1988 ; foreword ©1994 ; maps ©2014.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 486-498) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A funeral -- Plans : "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 -- Outbreak : August I: Berlin ; August I: Paris and London ; Ultimatum in Brussels ; "Home before the leaves fall" -- Battle : "Goeben ... an enemy then flying" ; Liége and Alsace ; BEF to the continent ; Sanbre 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."
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize, 1963
Subject: e------
World War (1914-1918)
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Western Front
World War, 1914-1918 Causes
History, Modern 20th century
History, Modern
Military campaigns
War Causes
Europe History 1871-1918
Western Front (World War (1914-1918))
Genre: History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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Homer Public Library 941.4144 TUC (Text) 000151795 Nonfiction Available -

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