Barbara Tuchman

The Guns of August & the Proud Tower

By Barbara Wertheim Tuchman; Margaret MacMillan (Editor)
(Library of America, Hardcover, 9781598531459, 1264pp.)

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

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Description
Two of Tuchman's classic military observations--"The Guns of August" and "The Proud Tower"--are presented for the first time in one volume to mark Tuchman's centennial year and the 50th anniversary of the publication of "The Guns of August."



About the Author
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.

"From the Paperback edition."



Margaret MacMillan is the author of "Women of the Raj "and "Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World," which won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, a Silver Medal for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction. It was selected by the editors of "The New York Times" as one of the best books of 2002. Currently the provost of Trinity College and a professor of history at the University of Toronto, MacMillan takes up the position of warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford, in July 2007. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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