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The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Ballantine books edView all editions and formats
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Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam.
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Genre/Form: Court decisions and opinions
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman
ISBN: 0345308239 9780345308238
OCLC Number: 11838487
Description: xvi, 447 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Pursuit of policy contrary to self-interest --
Prototype: the Trojans take the wooden horse within their walls --
The Renaissance popes provoke the Protestant secession: 1470-1530 --
The British lose America --
America betrays herself in Vietnam --
"A lantern on the stern."
Responsibility: Barbara W. Tuchman.
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Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam.

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