Nov 9, 2012

November 2012 Meeting: "The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam"

The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara Tuchman was our November selection. Here is the Barnes and Noble summary for the book: 

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.

The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

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