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BurningFrog · 2019-02-22 · Original thread
The Tuchman book "The Guns of August" is an amazing book on the first month of WW1.

SeanBoocock · 2016-07-28 · Original thread
For those interested in historical topics, I would recommend Mary Beard's recent "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" ( and Barbara Tuchman's classic on WWI, "The Guns of August" (

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