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The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914
The Proud Tower A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914 Author:Barbara W. Tuchman The brilliant panorama of the years before World War I, when England's poor worked seventeen hours a day, seven days a week for 13 cents an hour, while the privileged lived in Olympian luxury/ when anarchists and assassins terrorized nations/ when the German chief of the military cabinet danced before Kaiser Wilhelm II in a pink ballet skirt and... more » rose wreath/ when America's William Howard Taft wrote of the Pullman Strikes of 1894, "It will be necessary for the military to kill some of the mob... they have only killed six... as yet. This is hardly enough to make an impression." / When Emile Zola accused France of perpetrating "one of the greatest iniquities of the century" in the Dreyfus Affair...