Автор: Tuchman, Barbara W. Название: The Guns of August ISBN: 0345476093 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345476098 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 831 р. Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление.
Описание: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe 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 opusis 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 JournalFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Описание: Barbara W. Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize for this nonfiction masterpiece--an authoritative work of history that recounts the birth of modern China through the eyes of one extraordinary American. General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Barbara W. Tuchman's groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the 1920s and '30s, to his return as theater commander in World War II, when the Nationalist government faced attack from both Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents. Peopled by warlords, ambassadors, and missionaries, this classic biography of the cantankerous but level-headed "Vinegar Joe" sparkles with Tuchman's genius for animating the people who shaped history. Praise for Stilwell and the American Experience in China "Tuchman's best book . . . so large in scope, so crammed with information, so clear in exposition, so assured in tone that one is tempted to say it is not a book but an education."--The New Yorker "The most interesting and informative book on U.S.-China relations . . . a brilliant, lucid and authentic account."--The Nation "A fantastic and complex story finely told."--The New York Times Book Review
Автор: Tuchman, Barbara Название: The Proud Tower ISBN: 0241968240 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241968246 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 1200 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Barbara Tuchman Название: The Guns of August ISBN: 0241968216 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241968215 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1500 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the precipitous plunge into war and the brutal and bloody battles of August 1914, this book shows how events were propelled by a horrific logic which swept all sides up in its unstoppable momentum.
Описание: From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain's long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motives--the Bible and the sword--to their seemingly inevitable endpoint, when Britain conquered Palestine at the conclusion of World War I. At that moment, in a gesture of significance and solemnity, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established a British-sponsored mandate for a national home for the Jewish people. Throughout this characteristically vivid account, Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of conflict were planted in the Middle East long before the official founding of the modern state of Israel. Praise for Bible and Sword "Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd observer with a lively command of high drama."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "In her metier as a narrative popular historical writer, Barbara Tuchman is supreme."--Chicago Sun-Times
Автор: Barbara Tuchman Название: The Guns of August & the Proud Tower ISBN: 159853145X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781598531459 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 4620 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Writing with a clarity, grace, and novelistic sweep rare among historians, Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) distilled the complex interplay of personalities and events into gripping narratives that fuse rigorous scholarship with elegant literary art. An astute portraitist, she brilliantly laid bare the all-too-human failures of leaders subject to the pull of historical currents and prone, often tragically, to the ingrained biases of culture and temperament. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller The Guns of August (1962) offers a majestic orchestration of the diplomatic and military history of the crucial first weeks of World War I. Tuchman's observations about the irrational escalation of conflict made a deep impression on President John F. Kennedy and influenced his actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis; fifty years later, The Guns of August remains an exemplary study of events propelled headlong by their own internal logic and momentum. Some of Tuchman's finest writing is contained in her following book, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890-1914 (1966), a fascinating kaleidoscope of eight precisely drawn essays on subjects ranging from international socialism and anarchism to the Dreyfus Affair in France and the birth of American imperialism that collectively set the stage for the cataclysm of 1914. Presented in one volume for the first time and released to mark Tuchman's centennial year and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Guns of August, here is a vivid, indelible panorama of an epoch in transition. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Описание: A level 1 reader in the Scholastic Discover More program. Meet the most adorable animals--and pet them This book includes cute and intriguing information about sheep, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even miniature ponies. Remember to wash your hands when you're done A free downloadable digital book features fun text-based questions and activities, plus audio and video enhancements. Vetted by an editorial board including Common Core Standards experts.
Автор: Tuchman Barbara Название: Zimmermann Telegram ISBN: 0241968267 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241968260 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1269 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Tuchman Barbara Wertheim Название: Notes from China ISBN: 0812986229 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812986228 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1478 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right. During the summer of 1972--a few short months after Nixon's legendary visit to China--master historian Barbara W. Tuchman made her own trip to that country, spending six weeks in eleven cities and a variety of rural settlements. The resulting reportage was one of the first evenhanded portrayals of Chinese culture that Americans had ever read. Tuchman's observations capture the people as they lived, from workers in the city and provincial party bosses to farmers, scientists, and educators. She demonstrates the breadth and scope of her expertise in discussing the alleviation of famine, misery, and exploitation; the distortion of cultural and historical inheritances into ubiquitous slogans; news media, schools, housing, and transportation; and Chairman Mao's techniques for reasserting the Revolution. This edition also includes Tuchman's "fascinating" (The New York Review of Books) essay, "If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945"--a tantalizing piece of speculation on a proposed meeting between Mao and Roosevelt that would have changed the course of postwar history. "Shrewdly observed . . . Tuchman enters another plea for coolness, intelligence and rationality in American Asian policies. One can hardly disagree."--The New York Times Book Review
Автор: Tuchman Gail Название: National Geographic Readers: Safari ISBN: 1426306156 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781426306150 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 1346 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Safari day dawns on the Savannah. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who's friends with whom and why National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Автор: Tuchman Gail Название: National Geographic Readers: Race Day! ISBN: 142630613X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781426306136 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Рейтинг: Цена: 1442 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! The driver zips up her jumpsuit and squeezes through her racecar window. Engines rev. Tires SCREECH and SQUEAL...and they're off! Around and around the cars go VVVRRRROMMMMM! Pit stops! CRASHES! POPPED tires! Race to the finish line...and the checkered flag SNAPS down. Race day roars into life in this breathless book.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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