Guns of August, International Politics, Barbara Tuchman, World War, 1914 summer
The book Gun of August has been written by Barbara Tuchman and is about First World War classic histories. In this book, Barbara reconstructs the World War I's first one month, which is the first thirty days within the 1914 summer, which determined the conflict's cause, the century, as well as the ultimate world today. Tuchman began with Edward VII's funeral and traced every step, which resulted to the unavoidable clash. It was unavoidable in the real sense because each side plotted its combat for a generation. Tuchman is quite precise and in a spectacular manner, she evoked the features of the key players of the war. The book is an account for Europe's plunge into the First World War and particularly for the initial battles within the tragic battle.
[...] References Barbara, W. T. (2004)). The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. Presidio Press . Eric, B. S., & Vladislav, M. Z. (2012). [...]
[...] International Relations. New York: Oxford University Press. [...]
[...] The first of these being the model of inherent bad faith with international relations as well as psychology. In this theory, a state is assumed pitilessly hostile while the contractors of such are ignored (Eric & Vladislav, 2012). This is the picture that Mrs. Tuchman gives many countries involved in the war, ”according to Tuchman, Russia had alliances of her own with England and France both of which were threats to Germany as well as both were full of envy and hatred. [...]
[...] It opens with some survey for the scene before the war as well as ends with the well- known reversal at the Marne. Barbara concludes with the British, French, as well as German force's decision to combat at the Marne as at September 1914. It was the same great battle, which brought Germany's juggernaut to a stop, which had barreled all the way through Belgium as well as into France coming quite close to taking Paris. By choosing to engage British and French forces at the Marne, with an aim of wiping out somewhat real opposition towards its advance, German made a deadly mistake. [...]
[...] The usefulness of the book is impaired further by deliberately prejudiced treatment of imperial Germany. Information that is authentic about German's misdeeds as well as faults has been mixed extensively with insinuations, half-truths, as well as absurd generations, transforming the 1914 German into a barbarian's nation. In the pages of Mrs. Tuchman, the people of German happen to be invariably hysterical, unpleasant or even outright ruthless (evidence garbling can be particularly noticed here), as well as the soldiers marching as predatory ants across Belgium on page 213, with no time reveal the beast underneath the skin of German 314). [...]
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