The Guns of August is the narrative history of the first month of World War I. It describes the strategies of the generals, the preparation and morale of the armies of the nations at war, and the everyday problems of the field commanders
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Dazzling||Magnificent. A masterpiece of the historian's art
Guardian||A brilliant achievement
Wall Street Journal||A brilliant piece of military history. A writer with an impeccable sense of telling detail, Tuchman is able to evoke both the enormous pattern of tragedy and the minutiae which make it human