Free Book Download

Welcome to Free Book Download! We have millions books to read online and download in PDF, EPUB format. Discover millions of free books including new releases and the best book collection. Sign up for free today and start reading and download instantly!
 
The March of Folly

The March of Folly

by Barbara W. Tuchman
The March of Folly
Register For Free Download

Only registered user can read or download The March of Folly book. Please register to get access to this book, don't worry this is free.

Reader Ratings & Reviews

5 star:
(1731)
4 star:
(171)
3 star:
(0)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating (9.8 / 10)
(1902 Reviews)

Other Suggested Books

Book Description

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.
 
Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Barbara W. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. In brilliant detail, 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. Throughout The March of Folly, Tuchman’s incomparable talent for animating the people, places, and events of history is on spectacular display.
 
Praise for The March of Folly
 
“A glittering narrative . . . a moral [book] on the crimes and follies of governments and the misfortunes the governed suffer in consequence.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“An admirable survey . . . I haven’t read a more relevant book in years.”—John Kenneth Galbraith, The Boston Sunday Globe
 
“A superb chronicle . . . a masterly examination.”—Chicago Sun-Times


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Related Book

Israel / Palestine
Israel / Palestine
The Next 100 Years
The Next 100 Years
Kremlin Wives
Kremlin Wives
Ten Days that Shook the World
Ten Days that Shook the World
England's Jewish Solution
England's Jewish Solution
A Schoolboy's War in Essex
A Schoolboy's War in Essex
The United States at War, 1941 - 1945
The United States at War, 1941 - 1945
1776
1776
A Glorious Defeat
A Glorious Defeat