The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914

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Looks at the history of society and culture in the years leading up to World War I.

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"[Barbara W. Tuchman's] Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Guns of August "was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914-1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world."--"Newsweek"
"A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read "The Proud Tower "without pleasure and admiration."--"The New York Times"
"An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author's knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more."--"Chicago Tribune"
"[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding."--"Time"

[Barbara W. Tuchman s] Pulitzer Prize winning "The Guns of August "was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914 1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world. "Newsweek"
A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read "The Proud Tower "without pleasure and admiration. "The New York Times"
An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author s knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more. "Chicago Tribune"
[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding. "Time""

"[Barbara W. Tuchman's] Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914-1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world."--Newsweek

"A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration."--The New York Times

"An exquisitely written and thoroughly engrossing work . . . The author's knowledge and skill are so impressive that they whet the appetite for more."--Chicago Tribune

"[Tuchman] tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding."--Time

About the Author:

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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