Friday, July 18, 2014

Ten top books about World War I

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged ten "books [that] will amaze and educate readers as we remember World War I on its centennial," including:
The Guns of August, by Barbara W. Tuchman

It could be argued that the greatest nonfiction books read like fiction, which is the case with Tuchman’s intensely detailed look at the tragically ruinous first 30 days of World War I. You might imagine that you couldn’t focus an entire book around the events leading up to the First World War, let alone make it an utterly riveting read—but that’s exactly what Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tuchman has done with this mesmerizing book.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Guns of August is among the Telegraph's twenty-three best war and history books of all time and Ruth Harris's five top books on Dreyfus and the Belle Epoque.

--Marshal Zeringue