The March of Folly
From Troy to VietnamBook - 1984
Twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author Barbara Tuchman now tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interersts, 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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1984.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 909.08 TUCH
Characteristics: xiv, 447 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.