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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,398 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara W. Tuchman Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452671406
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Fascinating…One of the finest works of history written…A splendid and glittering performance.”

    New York Times

  • “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
  • “[A] beautifully organized, compelling narrative.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

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About the Author
Author Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989), American historian, was born in New York City and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1933. A self-trained historian, she was a writer for the Nation and an editor for the US Office of War Information. In her later years she was a lecturer at Harvard and the US Naval War College. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for The Guns of August and in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45. She was awarded the 1978 Gold Medal for History from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is also an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.