This is an impressive work on the buildup to World War I and the first month of fighting. I wanted to read this book after a re-read of All Quiet on the Western Front, to better understand the war. I’ve heard The Guns of August described as one of the best books about WWI ever written, and while I haven’t read enough to testify to that, I do think it was an interesting and insightful work, and I’d recommend it to history buffs.
The Guns of August
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 ...