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1 Tuchman, Barbara W. The Guns of August
New York Bantam Books 1980 0553227734 / 9780553227734 Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Covers a bit creased, corners bumped. Slight edge wear.

"Barbara Tuchman's great epic is the stunning masterpiece of WWI. Here are the unforgettable portraits of an era-and the disasters of leadership. Here is the big picture of war-the full shocking drama of August, 1914, an incredible month of bloody battles that changed the course of the world."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
001537 
Price: 6.95 USD

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2 Tuchman, Barbara W. The March of Folly - From Troy to Vietnam
New York Alfred A Knopf 1984 0394527771 / 9780394527772 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 


xiv + 447 pp, index, reference notes, 37 color and b/w illustrations, gray boards with silver lettering. SPine slanted, corners bumped, minor edge wear, edges and spine sunned. Jacket shows some edge wear and a little chipping at top of spine. Two book reviews are laid in, by Aram Bakshian Jr. in the Wall Street Journal, and Henry Mayer in the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Surveying the vast spectrum of our recorded past, Barbara Tuchman now traces and explores one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Through a wide range of historical examples in which this paradox has been manifest, Mrs. Tuchman distinguishes folly from other types of misgovernment and identifies its hallmark: The self-destructive act carried out despite the availability of a recognized and feasible alternative.
"The then brilliantly illuminates - in a narrative that makes real for us the people, places, events, and issues of each era - four decisive turning points in history: The Trojan War, 'The Renaissance Popes Provoke the Protestant Secession', 'The British Lose America', and 'America Betrays Herself in Vietnam.'; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004878 
Price: 11.95 USD

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3 Tuchman, Barbara W. The March of Folly - From Troy to Vietnam
New York Ballantine Books 1985 0394527771 / 9780394527772 Trade Paperback Very Good- with no dust jacket 


xvi + 447 pp, index, reference notes, 37 color and b/w illustrations. Spine slightly slanted/creased, minor edgewear/bumping, Text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked.

"Surveying the vast spectrum of our recorded past, Barbara Tuchman now traces and explores one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. Through a wide range of historical examples in which this paradox has been manifest, Mrs. Tuchman distinguishes folly from other types of misgovernment and identifies its hallmark: The self-destructive act carried out despite the availability of a recognized and feasible alternative.
"The then brilliantly illuminates - in a narrative that makes real for us the people, places, events, and issues of each era - four decisive turning points in history: The Trojan War, 'The Renaissance Popes Provoke the Protestant Secession', 'The British Lose America', and 'America Betrays Herself in Vietnam.'; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004881 
Price: 7.80 USD

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