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📒The Guns Of August ✍ Barbara W. Tuchman

✏Book Title : The Guns of August
✏Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2009-07-22
✏Pages : 608
✏ISBN : 0307567621
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Guns of August Book Summary : Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages. Praise for The Guns of August “A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”—Newsweek “More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.”—Chicago Tribune “A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.”—The New York Times “[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒The Guns Of August 2008 ✍ Svante E. Cornell

✏Book Title : The Guns of August 2008
✏Author : Svante E. Cornell
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2015-01-28
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781317456520
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Guns of August 2008 Book Summary : In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context. This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.

📒The Zimmermann Telegram ✍ Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

✏Book Title : The Zimmermann Telegram
✏Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
✏Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
✏Release Date : 1985
✏Pages : 244
✏ISBN : 9780345324252
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Zimmermann Telegram Book Summary : Documents the incidents surrounding a German diplomat's bid for international power that led to America's entry into World War I

📒A Distant Mirror ✍ Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

✏Book Title : A Distant Mirror
✏Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
✏Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
✏Release Date : 1979
✏Pages : 677
✏ISBN : 9780345349576
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Distant Mirror Book Summary : The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society

📒Bible And Sword ✍ Barbara W. Tuchman

✏Book Title : Bible and Sword
✏Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
✏Publisher : Random House
✏Release Date : 2011-07-13
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9780307797995
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Bible and Sword Book Summary : From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motives—the Bible and the sword—to their seemingly inevitable endpoint, when Britain conquered Palestine at the conclusion of World War I. At that moment, in a gesture of significance and solemnity, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established a British-sponsored mandate for a national home for the Jewish people. Throughout this characteristically vivid account, Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of conflict were planted in the Middle East long before the official founding of the modern state of Israel. Praise for Bible and Sword “Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd observer with a lively command of high drama.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “In her métier as a narrative popular historical writer, Barbara Tuchman is supreme.”—Chicago Sun-Times

📒Valley Of The Guns ✍ Eduardo Obregón Pagán

✏Book Title : Valley of the Guns
✏Author : Eduardo Obregón Pagán
✏Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
✏Release Date : 2018-10-11
✏Pages : 312
✏ISBN : 9780806162522
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Valley of the Guns Book Summary : In the late 1880s, Pleasant Valley, Arizona, descended into a nightmare of violence, murder, and mayhem. By the time the Pleasant Valley War was over, eighteen men were dead, four were wounded, and one was missing, never to be found. Valley of the Guns explores the reasons for the violence that engulfed the settlement, turning neighbors, families, and friends against one another. While popular historians and novelists have long been captivated by the story, the Pleasant Valley War has more recently attracted the attention of scholars interested in examining the underlying causes of western violence. In this book, author Eduardo Obregón Pagán explores how geography and demographics aligned to create an unstable settlement subject to the constant threat of Apache raids. The fear of surprise attack by day and the theft of livestock by night prompted settlers to shape their lives around the expectation of sudden violence. As the forces of progress strained natural resources, conflict grew between local ranchers and cowboys hired by ranching corporations. Mixed-race property owners found themselves fighting white cowboys to keep their land. In addition, territorial law enforcement officers were outsiders to the community and approached every suspect fully armed and ready to shoot. The combination of unrelenting danger, its accompanying stress, and an abundance of firearms proved deadly. Drawing from history, geography, cultural studies, and trauma studies, Pagán uses the story of Pleasant Valley to demonstrate a new way of looking at the settlement of the West. Writing in a vivid narrative style and employing rigorous scholarship, he creatively explores the role of trauma in shaping the lives and decisions of the settlers in Pleasant Valley and offers new insight into the difficulties of survival in an isolated frontier community.

📒Living With Guns ✍ Craig Whitney

✏Book Title : Living with Guns
✏Author : Craig Whitney
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2012-11-13
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781610391702
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Living with Guns Book Summary : Newtown. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Tucson. Aurora. Gun violence on a massive scale has become a plague in our society, yet politicians seem more afraid of having a serious conversation about guns than they are of the next horrific shooting. Any attempt to change the status quo, whether to strengthen gun regulations or weaken them, is sure to degenerate into a hysteria that changes nothing. Our attitudes toward guns are utterly polarized, leaving basic questions unasked: How can we reconcile the individual right to own and use firearms with the right to be safe from gun violence? Is keeping guns out of the hands of as many law-abiding Americans as possible really the best way to keep them out of the hands of criminals? And do 30,000 of us really have to die by gunfire every year as the price of a freedom protected by the Constitution? In Living with Guns, Craig R. Whitney, former foreign correspondent and editor at the New York Times, seeks out answers. He re-examines why the right to bear arms was enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and how it came to be misunderstood. He looks to colonial times, surveying the degree to which guns were a part of everyday life. Finally, blending history and reportage, Whitney explores how twentieth-century turmoil and culture war led to today's climate of activism, partisanship, and stalemate, in a nation that contains an estimated 300 million guns––and probably at least 60 million gun owners. In the end, Whitney proposes a new way forward through our gun rights stalemate, showing how we can live with guns––and why, with so many of them around, we have no other choice.

✏Book Title : The Guns of Lattimer
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Transaction Publishers
✏Release Date : 1996-01-01
✏Pages : 276
✏ISBN : 1412837146
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Guns of Lattimer Book Summary : On September 10, 1897, in the hamlet of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, an armed posse took aim and fired into a crowd of oncoming mine workers, who were marching in their corner of the coal-mining region to call their fellow miners out on strike. The marchers - Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians, most of whom could not yet speak English - were themselves armed only with an American flag and a timid, budding confidence in their new found rights as free men in their newly adopted country. The mine operators took another view of these rights and of the strange, alien men who claimed them. When the posse was done firing, nineteen of the demonstrators were dead and thirty-nine were seriously wounded. Some six months later a jury of their peers was to exonerate the deputies of any wrong-doing. This long-forgotten incident is here movingly retold by Michael Novak, himself the son of Slovak immigrants and one of our most gifted writers and social observers. In his hands, the so-called "Lattimer Massacre" becomes not only a powerful story in its own right (and an invaluable key to the history of the growth of the United Mine Workers), but an allegory of that peculiarly American experience undergone over and over again throughout the land, and down to this very day; the experience of new immigrants, still miserable with poverty and bewilderment and suffering the trauma of culture shock, being confronted by the hostility and blind contempt of the "real" Americans. In Michael Novak's uniquely vivid account, the incident at Lattimer is seen as a tragedy brought on not so much by inhumanity as by the profound failure of majority WASP society to understand the needs and responses of "foreigners". The Guns ofLattimer is a gripping book that tells Americans, old and new, a great deal about themselves and the society they live in.

✏Book Title : When the Guns Fall Silent
✏Author : James Riordan
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 129
✏ISBN : 0192751638
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏When the Guns Fall Silent Book Summary : This is the story of two friends, Jack and Harry, both keen footballers, both recruited for the army and sent to fight in the trenches in the First World War.Award-winning author, James Riordan, brings to life the fear and horrors that both English and German soldiers went through as they fought each other in the trenches. The book ends with a moving account of the football match played in the 'Christmas truce' of 1914.

✏Book Title : Russia and its Near Neighbours
✏Author : M. Freire
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2012-05-15
✏Pages : 295
✏ISBN : 9780230390164
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Russia and its Near Neighbours Book Summary : Russia has recently re-emerged as the dominant political, economic and military actor in former Soviet nations. Kanet and Freire bring together a stellar cast of contributors to consider Russia's recent return as a major regional and international actor and its likely future policy toward its neighbours.