Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Barbara Tuchman

“Honor wears different coats to different eyes.”
 —Barbara Tuchman

Born this day in 1912: Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989), Pulitzer Prize–winning historian

With a strong narrative style, carefully researched details, and a keen understanding of complex historical issues, Tuchman brought history to life. She is most famous for The Guns of August, the book than earned her a Pulitzer Prize in 1963. She won a second Pulitzer for Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911–1945 in 1971.

Additional works include:
  • The Lost British Policy, 1938
  • Bible and Sword, 1956
  • The Zimmerman Telegram, 1958
  • The Proud Tower, 1966
  • Notes from China, 1972
  • A Distant Mirror, 1978
  • Practising History, 1981
  • The March of Folly, 1984
  • The First Salute, 1988

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