Skip to product information
1 of 1

Sherlock & Pages

The Guns of August

The Guns of August

Regular price £12.99 GBP
Regular price Sale price £12.99 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

By Barbara Tuchman (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 608 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241968215
Published: 5 Jun 2014
Classifications: Europe, c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War, War & defence operations
Weight: 464g
Dimensions:134 x 199 x 36 (mm)

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off.

It was no use . . .

Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict's opening. From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914, Tuchman shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum.

'Dazzling' Max Hastings

'Magnificent' Guardian'Fascinating, splendid, glittering. One of the finest works of history' New York Times'

'A brilliant achievement' Sunday Telegraph

View full details