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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I Mass Market Paperback – Aug 3 2004

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio Press; Reissue edition (Aug. 3 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780345476098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345476098
  • ASIN: 0345476093
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 2.7 x 17.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 124 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”Newsweek
 
“More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.”Chicago Tribune
 
“A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.”The New York Times
 
“[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.”The Wall Street Journal

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“Fascinating . . . One of the finest works of history written . . . A splendid and glittering performance.”
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“MORE DRAMATIC THAN FICTION . . . A MAGNIFICENT NARRATIVE . . . elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained . . . The product of painstaking and sophisticated research.”
Chicago Tribune

“A BRILLIANT PIECE OF MILITARY HISTORY which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’ A writer with an impeccable sense of telling detail, Mrs. Tuchman is able to evoke both the enormous pattern of the tragedy and the minutiae which make it human.”
Newsweek

“[A] BEAUTIFULLY ORGANIZED, COMPELLING NARRATIVE.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“AN EPIC NEVER FLAGGING IN SUSPENSE . . . It seemed hardly possible that anything new of significance could be said about the prelude to and the first month of World War I. But this is exactly what Mrs. Tuchman has succeeded in doing . . . by transforming the drama’s protagonists as well as its immense supporting cast, from half-legendary and half shadowy figures into full-dimensional, believable persons.”
The Christian Science Monitor

“EXCELLENT . . . [The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues.”
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