"The Guns of August" is a detailed and engaging account of the first month of World War I. The book explores the events leading up to the war, the political and military strategies of the various countries involved, and the critical decisions that shaped the course of the conflict. It presents a vivid picture of the war's early stages, highlighting the miscalculations, miscommunications, and misunderstandings that led to one of the most devastating wars in history.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 16th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
- Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
- 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (ThoughtCo)