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The Proud Tower A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
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Tuchman has a gift of recreating a period and a mood by an inspired selection of detail and sheer narrative sweep. A volcano of a book (Evening Standard)
Impeccable scholarship and literary polish. Impossible to read without pleasure and admiration (New York Times)
Tuchman tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding (Time)
Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.
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