The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914.
Item Number: 81141
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966.
First edition of this classic work by Tuchman. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Barbara Tuchman on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
In The Proud Tower Tuchman examines the economic, social, political, and technological world of the period 1890-1914. By this period, the United States had become an important player in world affairs. The Haymarket Affair in Chicago fueled the development of international anarchism which led to the assasinations of political figures in Russia, Italy, France and lastly President McKinley in the United States.