TUCHMAN, BARBARA W.
Title The March Of Folly From Troy To Vietnam.
Book Condition Softcover. Reading copy.
Publisher Ballantine Books, New York: 1984.
0345308239 / 9780345308238
Seller ID 19936X2
Only one living writer of history has gained and held anything like such a general readership. Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma's senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to the their own interests, despite th availability of feasible alternatives. Tuchman sweeps us through thirty centuries, from the fall of Troy to the war in Vietnam. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: History, War, Vietnam, Troy, Barbara Tuchman, Renaissance, England, Europe, America, Pulitzer Prize Winners).