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Look Inside. 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. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives.

Barbara W. Tuchman — achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In each example an alternative course of action was available, the actions were endorsed by a group, not just an individual leader, and the actions were perceived as counter productive in their own time. Many individuals are guilty of folly Tuchman also calls this woodenheadedness , but when governments persist in folly, their actions can adversely affect thousands, even millions of lives.

Folly is a child of power. I heartily recommend it to any Tuchman fans who have not yet discovered it. Randy Hickernell Ballantine sales rep. Read An Excerpt. Tuchman By Barbara W. Tuchman Best Seller. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —. Also by Barbara W. See all books by Barbara W. About Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara W. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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Each of the four chapter case studies are fascinating reading. However, in none of the four do all three of her criteria seem to be operative. One by one each of those chapters are marvelous and challenging reading. The scholarship is impressive and she brings a great deal of clarity to those historical moments. The book seemed to me more like four brilliant essays, three of them almost book length for most authors, but Tuchman seems to like very long books. I just never became convinced of the unity of the whole.

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Look Inside. 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. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. Barbara W. Tuchman — achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. In each example an alternative course of action was available, the actions were endorsed by a group, not just an individual leader, and the actions were perceived as counter productive in their own time.

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