Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The 23 best war and history books of all time

The Telegraph tagged the twenty-three best war and history books of all time, including:
The Guns of August
Barbara W Tuchman (1962)

Tuchman was awarded the first of two Pulitzer Prizes for this superb analysis of how and why the European powers went to war in 1914, and what could have been done to stop them. Tuchman enlivens the complex issue to make the book as compulsive as any thriller.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Guns of August is among Ruth Harris's five top books on Dreyfus and the Belle Epoque.

--Marshal Zeringue