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The March of Folly By Barbara W. Tuchman

The March of Folly by Barbara W. Tuchman

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Summary

From the distinguished American historian, a consideration of one of the most bizarre and fascinating paradoxes in history - the persistent pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests. It spans 30 centuries, from the fall of Troy to the USA's involvement in Vietnam.

The March of Folly Summary

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

ROM THE DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN HISTORIAN WHOSE WORK HAS BEEN ACCLAIMED AROUND THE WORLD, A MAJOR NEW BOOK THAT PENETRATES ONE OF THE MOST BIZARRE AND FASCINATING PARADOXES IN HISTORY: THE PERSISTENT PURSUIT BY GOVERNMENTS OF POLICIES CONTRARY TO THEIR OWN INTERSTS. ACROSS THE MARCH OF THIRTY CENTURIES,TUCHMAN BRINGS TO LIFE THE DRAMATIC EVENTS WHICH CONSTITUTE FOLLY'S HALLMARK IN GOVERNMENT; THE FALL OF TROY, SYMBOLIC PROTOTYPE OF FREELY CHOSEN DISASTER; THE PROTESTANT SECESSION, PROVOKED BY SIX DECADES OF SPECTACULARLY CORRUPT PAPCY; THE BRITISH FORFEITURE OF THE AMERICAN COLONIES; AND AMERICA'S CATASTROPHIC THIRTY YEAR INVOLVEMENT WITH VIETNAM.

About Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman was one of the great historians of the 20th century. Her works include The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly.

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GOR001268110
9780747401933
0747401934
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1990-02-15
559
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