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Author: Barbara W. Tuchman Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781452671406

Publisher Description

Historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

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  • “More dramatic than fiction…The Guns of August is a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained…The product of painstaking and sophisticated research.”

    - Chicago Tribune
  • Fascinating.... One of the finest works of history written.... A splendid and glittering performance.

    - The New York Times
  • “Fascinating…One of the finest works of history written…A splendid and glittering performance.”

    - New York Times
  • “[A] beautifully organized, compelling narrative.”

    - San Francisco Chronicle

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About the Author

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) was a self-trained historian and author who achieved prominence with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. She received her BA degree from Radcliffe College in 1933 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York and Tokyo from 1934 to 1935. She then began working as a journalist and contributed to publications including The Nation, for which she covered the Spanish Civil War as a foreign correspondent in 1937. Her other books, include The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, The First Salute, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45, also awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 1980 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, the US government’s highest honor for intellectual achievement in the humanities.

About the Narrator

John Lee is the winner of numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. His has twice won acclaim as AudioFile’s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and coproduced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.