The Proud Tower has ratings and reviews. In The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman brings the era to vivid life: the decline of the Edwardian. The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the. The Proud Tower A Portrait of the World Before the War, ; Barbara W. Tuchman’s Great War Series Written by Barbara W. Tuchman. The Proud Tower.

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Tuchman brings the prouud to vivid life: She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world. It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration. Technologically the world was a very different from today, but the strifes between economic groups and among nations bears many similarities to our own time. Rower examines the economic, social, political, and technological world of the period 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. Tuchman’s unraveling of the the Dreyfus Affair is, in itself, worth the price of the book. Randy Hickernell, Ballantine Sales Rep. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Please try again later. Prohd Edition Verified Purchase. The Proud Tower is an haunting tale of the last few decades leading up to World War I and the advent of the modern world, or as Ms. Tuchman puts it,’the terrible twentieth century’. If you ere looking for a dry, precise, and comprehensive history circa tuxhman elsewhere,what we have here is an engrossing tale of humanity in all its glories and seeming imperfections as seen in the magnifying glass of a short period of time presented in depth by someone who has done her homework.

The author’s life is teh of its own book. After a stint working in Japan for the US government she took a job at The Nation owned by her father and by the age of 24 was covering the Spanish Civil War on location. She’s knew how to write, she had a passion for research and was able to submerge her class and social prejudices to present an admirably even handed presentation of the facts.

Add to that she was a gifted story teller and thought her purpose in writing baebara to covey passion and get the reader to turn the page.

With The Proud Tower,she has succeeded and written in the early ‘s it continues to shine as towed example of ‘popular’ history as it should be. The depth of her research is almost incredible, and the details she reveals about subjects I thought I was fairly well versed in has me frequently saying to myself “Hey!

Oh yeah, now toder finally makes sense! Nothing they do makes sense! I love to lose myself in the worlds she writes of. A statement in the “Forward” of this book intrigued me. She writes that the “Grosse Politik,” the endless chronologies of WWI, have been used up and are, after all, misleading That impression is a mistake. Allen Smalling Top Contributor: Another tremendous book by Barbara Tuchman. Topics covered include the British ruling class, the rise of Socialism and Anarchism, the United States’ shift from Isolationism to Imperialism, and Berlin’s “Cultural Neroism” at the turn of the 20th Century.

The major complaint is that it is not a unified history but a set of articles or essays around common themes of social change, surging technology, and rising Democracy. Read it anyway; it’s wonderful. This is one of my all-time favorite books, one that I revisit again and again. I have a paperback copy I can dip into with my coffee in the morning, and it’s on barbarz Kindle so I can read it anytime, prouud. My favorite part is the story of how the masses of people rose up to improve their terrible living and working conditions in this era, and how some of the well-to-do stepped forward to help them.


There are inspiring stories of extraordinary individuals who grew up in dire poverty, learned to read, and went on to take leadership roles to help their people. There are also in-depth profiles of many powerful people of the era that help the reader understand their choices to help change society, or to defend the status quo. It’s fascinating to see a figure like young Winston Churchill playing a role in shaping his times, and being shaped by them in turn.

And it’s important to understand the militarism and other factors that led up to World War I, which both stalled social progress and generated it, at a terrible cost. In all, this is the type of book I can pick up and open to any page and read with fascination as long as I like.

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I highly recommend it to aficionados of European history, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the role this era played in shaping modern society.

In view of current thee, it also offers lessons in how history repeats itself. All this, and Tuchman’s excellent writing brings it all to life. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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