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The guns of August / Barbara W. Tuchman.

Book Book (1962.)
Description: 511 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1962.
20 of 20 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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General Note:
London ed. (Constable) has title: August 1914.
NOTE 500 Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary:
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.
The author examines the opening days of World War I and how those thirty days of battle determined the future course of the war.
Citation: Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim. "The guns of August." New York : Macmillan, 1962.

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