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Barbara W. Tuchman
Birth date: January 30, 1912
Died: February 06, 1989
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Tannat rated it 3 years ago
Well, that was a long haul, but I don't regret the journey. This is basically an overview of France, England, and other parts of Europe in the 14th century as it follows the ancestors and life of Enguerrand VI de Coucy. It's not exactly a biography, but it uses de Coucy's life to provide human int...
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Ecletic Reader rated it 7 years ago
Overall I found this to be an informative and interesting book, though I'm at a loss to say what it's purpose was. It pointed out that governments pursue policies that are contrary to their self-interest, but there was very little in depth discussion as to why this occurs. Tuchman never seems to off...
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Blogs Don't Burn rated it 7 years ago
Conflict is the engine of every narrative, but it is the engine of every individual life, every culture, and every age. Because conflict takes up so much of our time and energy, we often look to the past, the conflicts of which all have-- or at least appear to have-- cemented resolutions chronicled ...
BrokenTune rated it 7 years ago
DNF @ 47%. Nope. Maybe it is this particular audiobook version, but I'm really not feeling the love for this book. With The Guns of August, Tuchman wrote this incredibly detailed account of the first month of WWI - and the detail is staggering, so much so that it might even be somewhat overwhel...
Nigeyb rated it 7 years ago
A very detailed, but nonetheless accessible, account of the first month of World War 1 that focuses on the military history of the main combatants. I was glad that I already had a reasonable understanding of the political situation that led to the outbreak of war as this is not the focus of the book...
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