The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam, Barbara W. Tuchman
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The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Narrator: Wanda McCaddon

Unabridged: 18 hr 38 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 08/12/2009

Genre: History

Synopsis

In The March of Folly, twotime Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain's George III, and the United States' persistent folly in Vietnam.

The March of Folly brings the people, places, and events of history magnificently alive for today's reader.

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