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The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman
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Dec 31, 12

B.Tuckman was one of the great popularizers of history in the late 20th century. Her works, which cover a variety of topics, are readable for a general public who wants to know about history, but whose grounding in serious history is limited. At the same time, she has enough detail and discussion to make them good reads for more those more experienced in the study of actual history. This particular work is a very special and well written, detailed discussion of the world's transition from control by large colonial powers of the 19th century to the massive destruction and political upheaval that was the 20th century. [also recommended, her The Guns of August, A Distant Mirror, and The March of Folly]

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