At a glance:
- Author: Barbara Wertheim
- First Published: 1984
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: The Renaissance, the late eighteenth century, and the 1960’s
- Setting: Europe, the American colonies, and Vietnam
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: 1960's, Power, personal or social, Politics, Europe or Europeans, Leadership, American Revolution, Vietnam War, War, Eighteenth century, Kings, queens, or royalty, Politicians, Ambition, Popes or papacy, Renaissance
- Locales: Europe, United States, Asia, Rome, Italy, Italy, Vietnam, Great Britain, American colonies, North America
Form and Content
Tracing political self-interest across the ages, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam offers an alternative view for a woman’s understanding of Western world government. Barbara Tuchman employs the legend of the wooden horse as a paradigm to interpret three points in history (late fifteenth century through late twentieth century) when political leaders were duped into blundering badly at the expense of the masses. Tuchman’s scholarly trek into the masculine domain of political power considers a woman’s historical perspective of how and why...
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