The proud tower : a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914
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New York Random House, 2014.
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Book
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1st Ballantine Books ed.
Physical Desc
xvi, 588 pages, [16] unnumberd pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
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English
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9780345405012 (pbk), 0345405013 (pbk)

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Originally published: Macmillan Co., 1966.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-510) and index.
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The fateful quarter-century leading up to the 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. In The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman concentrates on society rather than the state. With an artist's selectivity, Tuchman bings to vivid life the people, places, and events that shaped the years leading up to the Great War: the Edwardian aristocracy and the end of their reign; the Anarchists of Europe and America, who voiced the protest of the oppressed; Germany, as portrayed through the figure of the self-depicted Hero, Richard Strauss; the sudden gorgeous blaze of Diaghilev's Russian Ballet and Stravinsky's music; the Dreyfus Affair; the two Peace Conferences at the Hague; and, finally, the youth, ideals, enthusiasm, and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized in the moment when the heroic Jean Jaurè s was shot to death on the night the War began and an epoch ended. "Tuchman [was] a distinguished historian who [wrote] her books with a rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish. . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration." --The New York Times "Tuchman proved in The Guns of August thatshe could write better military history than most men. In this sequel, she tells her story with cool wit and warm understanding, eschewing both the sweeping generalizations of a Toynbee and the minute-by-minute simplicisms of a Walter Lord." --Time.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tuchman, B. W. 1. (2014). The proud tower: a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914 (1st Ballantine Books ed.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989. 2014. The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989. The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 New York: Random House, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989. The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 1st Ballantine Books ed., Random House, 2014.

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