The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

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Abacus, 1990 - History - 559 pages
133 Reviews

From the distinguished American historian whose work has been acclaimed around the world, a major new book that penetrates one of the most bizarre and fascinating paradoxes in history: the persistent pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own intersts. 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 papcy; 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 it's finest.

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Review: The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

User Review  - John P. Davidson - Goodreads

Another outstanding book by historian Barbara Tuchman. She chooses four pivotal points in world history, explains what led to them in depth, and why those events prove the stupidity of different ... Read full review

Review: The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

User Review  - Tasos Nikitakis - Goodreads

The wooden horse of Troy is gracing the cover of this book but after finishing it a picture of the statue of Laocoon would seem more appropriate. This is a book dedicated to an examination of the ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Barbara Tuchman is a double Pulizter Prize winning historian who has writen some of the seminal popular historical works of our age. She died in 1989.

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