The Guns of August Author:Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara Tuchman's great epic is the stunning masterpiece of World War I. Here are the unforgettable portraits of an era - and the disasters of leadership. — Joffre indomitably rebuilding his shatterd French armies. — Samsonov dying a suicide after the annihilation of the Russian 2nd Army. — Von Kluck stubbornly committing his incredible mistake. — ... more »Admiral Souchon choosing his desperate and fateful course.
Here is the big picture of war - the full, shocking drama of August. 1914, and incredible month of bloody battles that changed the course of the world.« less