“Honor wears different coats to different eyes": First Edition of Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August; Signed by Her

  • The Guns of August.

The Guns of August.


Item Number: 73080

New York: Macmillan, 1962.

First edition of Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the opening episodes of World War IOctavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Signed by Barbara Tuchman on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. Rare and desirable signed. 

“More dramatic than fiction… The Guns of August is a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained… The product of painstaking and sophisticated research” (Chicago Tribune). An immediate bestseller, Tuchman’s celebrated history of World War I won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. It also served as the basis for the critically acclaimed 1964 documentary compiled from archival footage by Nathan Kroll. Listed by Modern Library as one of the greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century.

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