The Guns of August

Version: Unabridged
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Genres: Military
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2008
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. She reveals how and why the war started and why it could have been stopped, but wasn't.

Reviews (1)

Wanda McCaddon Ruined This Book

Written by Russell from Austin, TX on September 9th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The narrator on the unabridged version of this CD was Wanda McCaddon and her tinny, whiny, old-lady british voice ruined this book. Listening to it was God-awful. Don't get me wrong, I love the Queen's English, but this old bag should not be reading books. I'm sure Barbara Tuchman wrote a great book on the Great War, but listening to it was so painful I couldn't finish--it was torture. Pick another book to listen to.

Author Details

Author Details

Tuchman, Barbara W.

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989), American historian, was born in New York City and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1933. A self-trained historian, she was a writer for the Nation and an editor for the US Office of War Information. In her later years she was a lecturer at Harvard and the US Naval War College. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for The Guns of August and in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45. She was awarded the 1978 Gold Medal for History from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.