The Guns of August

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307567621
Release Date: 2009-07-22
Genre: History

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

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780345476098
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint.

The Challenge of Politics

Author: Douglas W. Simon
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781544305974
Release Date: 2018-12-27
Genre: Political Science

This updated Sixth Edition of The Challenge of Politics enables you to see how the subfields of political science converge around a set of crucial questions, such as “Can we as citizens and students articulate and defend a view of the good political life and its guiding political values?” “Can we bring political wisdom to bear on judgments about politics and public issues?” and “Can we develop a science of politics to help us understand significant political phenomena—the empirical realities of politics?” Balancing lessons of classic and contemporary theory with contemporary politics and empirical study, the book equips you with the tools you need to explore the impact of philosophy and ideology, recognize major forms of government, evaluate empirical findings, and understand how policy issues directly affect people’s lives. This Sixth Edition includes a brand-new chapter on American Politics and Government and updated content on recent international events.

The Challenge of Politics

Author: Neal Riemer
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506323480
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Genre: Political Science

The Challenge of Politics introduces students to the fundamental questions of political science. With a distinctive normative approach that portrays politics as a potentially humanizing enterprise, authors Neal Riemer, Douglas W. Simon and Joseph Romance equip readers to recognize major forms of government, evaluate research findings, and understand how policy issues directly affect people’s lives. This comprehensive text balances classic and contemporary political theory with current events and empirical study. The Fifth Edition is fully revised to reflect recent national and international developments, including a new chapter on American Politics and Government.


Author: People Magazine
Publisher: Time Incorporated
ISBN: 192904996X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Performing Arts

The editors of People Magazine cover the stars, royalty, criminals, and ordinary people making headlines over the past year, along with trivia about all the headliners and celebrities, as well as listings of this year's Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy winners. Original. 50,000 first printing.

People Entertainment Almanac

Author: People Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 1929049072
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts

Discusses current entertainment; profiles celebrities, performers, writers, and royalty; and reviews books, movies, and music albums.

Time Almanac 2005

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher: Time Almanac
ISBN: 1932273352
Release Date: 2004-12-07
Genre: Reference

- The Time Almanac 2005 is reliable, accurate, and complete. - The ultimate information tool for the 21st century. - Includes all the comprehensive up-to-the-minute facts, statistics, dates and information you'll ever need or want. - Including 2004 presidential election results. - Includes World Series results. - Features a unique A-Z Health Guide section with an expansive reference on medical breakthroughs.

Time Almanac

Author: Borgna Brunner
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 1932994416
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Reference

A guide to worldwide statistics includes facts on science, politics, and consumer affairs, sports coverage, travel information, weather data, and facts concerning a wide range of additional subjects.

New York Magazine

Release Date: 1991-08-05

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Publishers Weekly

Author: Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.)
ISBN: 00000019
Release Date: 1973
Genre: American literature