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Practicing History: Selected Essays


Publisher:Random House Trade Paperbacks



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Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prizewinning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historians craft in these perceptive, essential essays.
From thoughtful pieces on the historians role to striking insights into Americas 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, Harpers, 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

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