Tutu’s Two Cents recently read and reviewed The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
By focusing on the issues, nationalism, misunderstandings, and rivalries leading up to the conflict, and examining in minute detail the build-ups, alliances, war plans, battle strategies, personalities, and mis-steps of the national leaders, Tuchman gives us, in clear and concise prose, an engrossing story of how the actions of so few impacted the entire world.
Read the full review.
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