The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

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Abachus, 1990 - History - 559 pages
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From the distinguished American historian whose work has been acclaimed around the world, a remarkable study that penetrates one of the most bizarre and fascinating paradoxes in history: the persistent pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.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 Papacy; the British forfeiture of the American colonies; and America's catastrophic thirty year involvement with Vietnam.The March of Folly, a work of profound and poignant relevance today, is breathtaking in its scope, originality and vision, and represents the writing of Barbara Tuchman at its finest.

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Review: The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

User Review  - John Tesmer - Goodreads

A very good book, however I felt the first three 'events' were here setting up for the Vietnam section. Read full review

Review: The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

User Review  - Dreepa - Goodreads

really enjoyed this book. History of lots of 'stupid' things. I liked that it was sort of 4-5 history lessons. British Empire. Papal States US in Vietnam All the reasons that nations should not do ... Read full review

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