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    • A Distant Mirror

    • The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Distant Mirror

    • By Annelli on 16-02-07

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Guns of August

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara Tuchman here brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't. A classic historical survey of a time and a people we all need to know more about, The Guns of August will not be forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Diplomacy & Battle

    • By Lord Peridot on 21-05-16

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Proud Tower

    • A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The fateful quarter-century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A triumph of "amateur" history

    • By Jim on 21-02-14

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The March of Folly

    • From Troy to Vietnam
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In The March of Folly, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting and absorbing book

    • By Tom on 18-04-11

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Zimmermann Telegram

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the dark winter of 1917, as World War I was deadlocked, Britain knew that Europe could be saved only if the United States joined the war. But President Wilson remained unshakable in his neutrality. Then, with a single stroke, the tool to propel America into the war came into a quiet British office. One of countless messages intercepted by the crack team of British decoders, the Zimmermann telegram was a top-secret message from Berlin inviting Mexico to join Japan in an invasion of the United States.

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Guns of August

    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine and interesting book

    • By Tom on 10-11-11

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Bible and Sword

    • England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state - and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The First Salute

    • A View of the American Revolution
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This compellingly written history presents a fresh, new view of the events that led from the first foreign salute to American nationhood in 1776 to the last campaign of the Revolution five years later. It paints a magnificent portrait of General George Washington and recounts in riveting detail the events responsible for the birth of our nation.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Practicing History

    • Selected Essays
    • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into America's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding history

    • By Joe Partridge on 08-06-16

    Regular price: £22.39