The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Version: Unabridged
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Genres: History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2012
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman here tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. One decisive turning point in history detailed by Tuchman is the Trojan War.

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.