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Books: Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August"

Jan. 28, 1962 - Available in bookstores today is “The Guns of August,” a volume of history by Barbara W. Tuchman centered on the first month of World War I. The book provides a narrative of the earliest stages of World War I, from the decisions to go to war, up until the start of the Franco-British offensive that stopped the German advance into France. The result was four years of trench warfare. In the course of her narrative Mrs. Tuchman includes discussion of the plans, strategies, world events, and international sentiments before and during the war.

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