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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989)

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Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram, and international fame with The Guns of August--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. There followed other successes, including The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also näytä lisää awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror, The March of Folly, and The First Salute. näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (1978) 7,237 kappaletta, 120 arvostelua
Elokuun tykit : ensimmäisen maailmansodan synty (1962) 6,679 kappaletta, 126 arvostelua
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam (1984) 2,862 kappaletta, 37 arvostelua
The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution (1988) 2,069 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
The Zimmermann Telegram (1958) 1,529 kappaletta, 29 arvostelua
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 (1971) 1,326 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Practicing History: Selected Essays (1981) 996 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Notes from China (1972) 107 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Book (1980) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

The Merchant of Prato (1957) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset491 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
A Sense of History: The Best Writing from the Pages of American Heritage (1985) — Avustaja — 469 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Anarchists (1990) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta

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GROUP READ: The Guns of August, 2013 Category Challenge (syyskuu 2013)


In this LOA volume, Barbara Tuchman's "The Proud Tower" & "The Guns of August" are contained here. History students studying the world leading up to the start of World War I will find Tuchman's work a solid understanding of how Europe failed to recognize the serious ramifications of ignoring warning signs that led to the horrific butchery of war.
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walterhistory | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
The background includes a whirlwind of characters quickly described before moving on to the next blur of scenery. It took a while to get around to the details surrounding the Balfour declaration.
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bread2u | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
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davidrgrigg | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 23, 2024 |
This book is fantastic in its depth. The author did not come to fuck around, she came to murder - with precision - the fond notion of knighthood, kings, princesses, castles and any kind feelings you may have reserved for “the Church”.

When I began reading Dante’s Divine Comedy (not finished yet JEEZ), I realized how little I understood of 14th century western culture. For instance how the world of Dante reacted to his canticles - how his writings influenced culture. Anyway, I remembered to read this book. Which given the time we find ourselves in during a global pandemic .... this is triggering as fuck and also so goddamned well written. The parallels between then and now will ENRAGE you.

Anyway, the author’s writing is entertaining and everyone should read PARTS of this book. I get that 14th century plague and cultural commentary may not be for everyone, but if nothing else read the preface.
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