Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prizeawinning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historianas craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historianas role to striking insights into Americaas 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, Harperas, 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 apracticing history.a Praise for Practicing History aPersuades and enthralls . . . I can think of no better primer for the nonexpert who wishes to learn history.aaChicago Sun-Times aProvocative, consistent, and beautifully readable, an event not to be missed by history buffs.aaBaltimore Sun aA delight to read.aaThe New York Times Book ReviewThis is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent apracticing history.a Praise for Practicing History aPersuades and enthralls . . .
|Author||:||Barbara W. Tuchman|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-07-13|