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    DescriptionBarbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the classic "The Guns of August, "turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War. In "The First Salute, " one of America's consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland, demonstrating how the aid to the American colonies of both these nations made the triumph of independence possible. She sheds new light on the key role played by the contending navies, paints a magnificent portrait of George Washington, and recounts in riveting detail the decisive campaign of the war at Yorktown. By turns lyrical and gripping, "The First Salute" is an exhilarating account of the birth of a nation. Praise for "The First Salute" "Nothing in a novel could be more thrilling than the moment in this glorious history when French soldiers arrive [to] see a tall, familiar figure: George Washington. . . . It is only part of Tuchman's genius that she can reconstitute such scenes with so much precision and passion."--"People" " " "Tuchman writes narrative history in the great tradition. . . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.""--The Christian Science Monitor"


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    Title
    The First Salute
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara W. Tuchman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 16
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345336675
    ISBN 10: 0345336674
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    DC21: 973.3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
    DC22: 973.3
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS029000
    DC22: 973.3/5
    LC classification: E271 .T83 1989B
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: E271.T83 1
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour), maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    08 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) 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. Her other works include "Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China "(for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), "Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, "and "The First Salute."
    Review quote
    "Nothing in a novel could be more thrilling than the moment in this glorious history when French soldiers arrive [to] see a tall, familiar figure: George Washington. . . . It is only part of Tuchman's genius that she can reconstitute such scenes with so much precision and passion."--"People" " " "Tuchman writes narrative history in the great tradition. . . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.""--The Christian Science Monitor"
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    "Narrative history in the great tradition . . ." Chicago Tribune Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and bestselling author Barbara W. Tuchman analyzes the American Revolution in a brilliantly original way, placing the war in the historical context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland. This compellingly written history paints a magnificent portrait of General George Washington and recounts in riveting detail the events responsible for the birth of our nation.