Practicing History

Practicing History

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Random House, Inc.
Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epicThe Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.

From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Spanning more than four decades of writing in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, The Nation,and The Saturday Evening Post, Tuchman weighs in on a range of eclectic topics, from Israel and Mao Tse-tung to a Freudian reading of Woodrow Wilson. This is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent “practicing history.”

Praise for Practicing History

“Persuades and enthralls . . . I can think of no better primer for the nonexpert who wishes to learn history.”Chicago Sun-Times

“Provocative, consistent, and beautifully readable, an event not to be missed by history buffs.”—Baltimore Sun

“A delight to read.”—The New York Times Book Review

Baker & Taylor
The noted and popular historian's essays, written over thirty-five years, includes comments on the actual writing of history, shorter historical and journalistic pieces, and essays on the importance of history and historical awareness

Publisher: Knopf, 1981
Edition: 1st ed. --
Description: vi, 306 p 25 cm
ISBN: 9780394520865
0394520866
Branch Call Number: 907.2 Tuc

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