Barbara Tuchman


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United States historian (1912-1989)

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11) Barbara Tuchman, The Zimmermann Telegram (New York: Viking Books, 1958), 176-178.
Barbara Tuchman offers this final, predictive, judgment.
Barbara Tuchman, that genius historian and major critic of oral history, said what she thinks of oral history, and I think her criticism is well worth our consideration: "With the appearance of the tape recorder, a monster with the appetite of a tapeworm, we now have, through its creature oral history, an artificial survival of trivia of appalling proportions .
Famed historian Barbara Tuchman once described the 13th century as a "distant mirror," into which we could look and see staring back at us some truths about ourselves.
University City Great Books Discussion Group discusses The First Salute: A View of the American Revolution by Barbara Tuchman (chs.
Master and Commander'' is ``a distant mirror,'' as historian Barbara Tuchman called her own book on the 14th century.
Taylor, reinforced by the American Barbara Tuchman, who shifted some of the blame to the mechanics of mobilization.
By impressive examples and incontrovertible argument," wrote Barbara Tuchman in her narrative history, The Guns of August, "Angell showed that in the present financial and economic interdependence of nations, the victor would suffer equally with the vanquished; therefore war had become unprofitable; therefore no nation would be so foolish as to start one.
Probably the most widely read historian of the last three or four decades in the United States is Barbara Tuchman, who spent some seven years as a journalist before she started writing history and who did pay a great deal of attention to how she told the story, how she framed the story.
The late Barbara Tuchman in The March of Folly (1984) described the effect of the Mylai Massacre and many like it in Vietnam in 1970 on Americans at home, saying: 'American soldiers in a burst of crazy brutality had killed over 200 unarmed villagers, including old men, women and helpless crying children.
One of my favorite historians is the late Barbara Tuchman.
Muchos anos antes, en un ensayo historico muy perspicaz titulado La marcha a la locura, Barbara Tuchman mostraba como las elites dirigentes de Troya, el Vaticano, Londres y Washington perdieron respectivamente la ciudad, los estados pontificios, las colonias --que luego fueron los Estados Unidos- y Vietnam por practicar, contra toda la evidencia disponible, "una politica contraria al propio interes" que consistio en "perseguir las desventajas despues de que estas se habian hecho obvias", es decir, en una locura cuya primera caracteristica --segun la historiadores-- es el "rechazo a la razon".
Imagine a committee consisting of Susan Sontag, Mary Gordon, Margaret Drabble, Elizabeth Hardwick, Pauline Maier, Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, Nell Irvin Painter, Barbara Tuchman, with Richard Howard in the A.
Apart from writers with an axe to grind, such as Elie Wiesel, Martin Peretz and Bernard Lewis, uncritical enthusiasts also included the novelist Saul Bellow and, much to my chagrin, historian Barbara Tuchman.
He is interested in strategies that, like those of Frederick Jackson Turner and Carl Becker, influence "the American people" (that convenient fiction), or strategies that persuade politicians, particularly military leaders, more directly, as did those of Alfred Thayer Mahan and Barbara Tuchman.