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The Proud Tower
The Proud Tower
Author: Barbara Tuchman
A portrait of the world before the War: 1890-1914 — The fateful quarter-century leading up to the Great War comes magnificently to life in these pages. It was a time when the world of Privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of Protest was "heaving in its pain, its power and its hate." The age was the climax of a century of the...  more »
ISBN: 309145
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 527
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Publisher: The Macmillan Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Great book, I read it several times as a teenager. It's a set of 8 more or less related essays on different aspects of Europe from 1890 to 1914 (she has a short segue between each chapter, but it's just for show.) Her style is to make broad generalizations, then give examples to back up the generalization, it doesn't get too tiresome if you take it in small doses.