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The guns of August : the outbreak of World War I

Author: Barbara W Tuchman; Robert K Massie
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman; Robert K Massie
ISBN: 9780345386236 034538623X
OCLC Number: 881458391
Notes: Originally published 1962 ; preface ©1988 ; foreword ©1994 ; maps ©2014.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 1963.
Description: xxviii, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman ; [foreword by Robert K Massie].

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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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