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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 balet 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 Emily Zola accused France of perpetrating "one of the greatest iniquities of the century" in the Dreyfus Affair... THE PROUD TOWER.
Includes 32 pages of photographs and illustrations.« less