The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

The Guns of August, originally published as August 1914 (1962), is a military history book written by Barbara Tuchman. It primarily describes the events of the first month of World War I. The focus of The Guns of August is to provide the history of World War I from the declaration of war through the start of the Franco-British offensive that stopped the German advance through France. In addition, the book provides a brief history of the plans, strategies, world events and international sentiments prior to and during the war.

The 132nd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 16th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  3. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)
  4. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)

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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I Mass Market Paperback 6637 $5.99 $2.02 2004
The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I Hardcover 299624 $12.03 1962
The Guns of August Macmillan Large Print Edition Hardcover 242478 $3.00
The Guns of August - The Classic About World War I (Photos) Mass Market Paperback 6315297 $3.79
The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I by Barbara W. Tuchman (2004-08-03) Paperback 781928 $12.51 $9.75
The Guns of August (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 1068299 $21.60 2018
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Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August & The Proud Tower (Library of America) Hardcover 444811 $28.34 $14.98 2012
The Guns of August Hardcover 54380 $34.73 $8.98
The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I Kindle Edition 4566 $5.99 2009
The Guns of August Paperback 17551 $8.63 $0.01 1994
The Guns of August Audio CD 337226 $27.29 $82.80 2011
The Guns of August Mass Market Paperback 2249612 $28.96 $0.01 1982
The Guns of AugustTHE GUNS OF AUGUST by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim (Author) on Mar-08-1994 Paperback Paperback 1332953 $74.92 1994
The Guns of August By Barbara Tuchman Unknown Binding 2430352 $10.95 $3.66 1965
The Guns of August Hardcover 783403 $79.40
The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I Mass Market Paperback 578581 $7.19 $7.07 2004
By Barbara W. Tuchman The Guns of August (Unabridged) Audio CD 801737 $50.44 $48.41 2012
Guns Of August: The Drama of August 1914, a month of battle in which war was waged on a scale unsurpassed and whose results determined the shape of the world in which we live today [Illustrated] Hardcover 1016809 $45.61 $1.96 1986
The Guns of August by Tuchman, Barbara W. unknown edition [Paperback(1994)] Paperback 1171715 $18.61 $12.95 1993
The Coming of the Great War: The Proud Tower; The Guns of August Hardcover 1050972 $49.98 1997
The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I Paperback 1825112 $24.54 $27.26 1994
The Guns of August Audio CD 515390 $22.02 $70.24 2012
Guns of August Mass Market Paperback 3640608 $66.38 $0.01