The Guns of August

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The Guns of August

1astropi
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 8, 2022, 5:57 pm

I'll be honest, I don't purchase that many EP books these days. I sold off most of my collection, although

->Shameless Plug: I still have these two very sought-after DLEs for trade
History of the Crusades -- 2 Volumes -- Dore DLE -- Limited to 600 copies
Ovid's Metamorphosis -- 2 Volumes -- Second Volume sealed -- Limited to 400 copies

That said, I recently purchased a used copy of The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
It's an important book as well as a wonderful read.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_August
The EP edition is arguably the finest edition of this classic work (note that the Franklin Library edition is also wonderful) AND it is insanely inexpensive! You should be able to find a used NF/F copy for around $50. It's part of EP's Military History series, and I can not recommend it enough :)

2jroger1
Muokkaaja: toukokuu 8, 2022, 7:54 pm

Franklin also did a first edition (not signed) of Tuchman’s “A Distant Mirror,” a 735-page account of the 14th century including the Black Plague. It contains lots of illustrations and maps, both color and b&w. It can also be readily obtained for around $50.

Library of America has done a volume that contains “The Guns of August” combined with “The Proud Tower” about the events leading up to World War I.

I don’t buy many EPs now either, largely because I’ve read most of the classics I care to read, although I still have my collection of them. Today I concentrate more on the “forgotten” classics, those out of print or in translation for the first time, as exemplified especially by the New York Review of Books series of paperbacks.

3astropi
toukokuu 9, 2022, 7:35 pm

>2 jroger1: Folio Society also released an edition of Guns and Tower. I believe it's almost exactly like the LoA edition, with obviously different bindings. I think the EP edition is the best of the bunch :)

4MrLuck
toukokuu 9, 2022, 11:11 pm

>1 astropi: Which ones do you still have? I'm looking for pointers on which to add to my bookshelf

Do you have the Landmark Herodotus or Thucydides?

5MrLuck
toukokuu 9, 2022, 11:15 pm

>1 astropi: Thanks for this post. I hadn't heard of this book let alone edition but now I'm buying it. :) I can't wait to read it. Thank you so much.

6astropi
toukokuu 13, 2022, 6:29 pm

>5 MrLuck: You are welcome!
The two DLEs I currently have for trade are: (I'm using Easton's images here)

History of the Crusades -- 2 Volumes


Ovid's Metamorphosis -- 2 Volumes


They're both huge!
They're both very hard to find as well.

7MrLuck
toukokuu 15, 2022, 8:53 pm

>6 astropi: I really need the Landmark Easton Press Herodotus and Thucydides. Those are the two I'll buy/trade for. These are nice though.

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