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The Bubonic Plague of the 14th century killed one third of all human beings in Europe and Western Asia; many who survived the plague killed each other in the Hundred Years War that followed. What was it like to live in this calamitous century, when knighthood (and much more) died a violent death?

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  • “A beautiful, extraordinary book…Tuchman at the top of her powers…She has done nothing finer.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship…What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was…No one has ever done this better.”

    New York Review of Books

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About the Author

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August and Stillwell and the American Experience in China.