"The March to Folly" by Barbara W. Tuchman

The March to Folly: From Troy to Vietnam  by Barbara W. Tuchman

 

New York: Alfred Knopf, 184.  

 

Signed first edition, in a special plush leather binding with marbled endpapers and a silk bookmark.

 

Tuchman won the Pulitzer Prize twice, first in 1963 for The Guns of August, a best-selling history of the prelude to  World War I, and again in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.

"The March to Folly" by Barbara W. Tuchman

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  • The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam  by Barbara W. Tuchman

    New York: Alfred Knopf, 1984.  

    Signed first edition, in a special plush leather binding with marbled endpapers and a silk bookmark.

     

    Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives.  In The March of Folly, Tuchman illuminates four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain’s George III, and the United States’ own persistent mistakes in Vietnam.

    Tuchman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice, first in 1963 for The Guns of August, a best-selling history of the prelude to  World War I, and again in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.

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