Military history

The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I

The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I

The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic about the outbreak of World War I

Historian & Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to WWI. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, she reveals just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, THE GUNS OF AUGUST will not be forgotten.

Foreword

Preface

Author’s Note

1. A Funeral

PLANS

2. “Let the Last Man on the Right Brush the Channel with His Sleeve”

3. The Shadow of Sedan

4. “A Single British Soldier …”

5. The Russian Steam Roller

OUTBREAK

Outbreak

6. August 1: Berlin

7. August 1: Paris and London

8. Ultimatum in Brussels

9. “Home Before the Leaves Fall”

BATTLE

10. “Goeben … An Enemy Then Flying”

11. Liège and Alsace

12. BEF to the Continent

13. Sambre et Meuse

14. Debacle: Lorraine, Ardennes, Charleroi, Mons

15. “The Cossacks Are Coming!”

16. Tannenberg

17. The Flames of Louvain

18. Blue Water, Blockade, and the Great Neutral

19. Retreat

20. The Front Is Paris

21. Von Kluck’s Turn

22. “Gentlemen, We Will Fight on the Marne”

Afterword

Sources

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