The story of how this happened and the incalculable consequences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration.
Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989.The Guns of August and The Proud Tower are published by Penguin.
A most exciting book, full of vivid pen portraits and curious episodes * Sunday Times * As thrilling as a John Buchan novel * Times Literary Supplement * Its 200 pages are worth more than all the thrillers and whodunits of the fiction writers put together * Herald * A fine exciting book told with intense drama. A thriller of real life * Observer * Brilliant. Told with great literary and dramatic talent * New York Times * All the ingredients of an Eric Ambler spy thriller * Saturday Review * Dazzling -- Max Hastings on 'Guns of August' Magnificent. A masterpiece of the historian's art -- on 'Guns of August' * Guardian *