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    DescriptionCelebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize-winning epic "The 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"


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    Title
    Practicing History: Selected Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara W. Tuchman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 306
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345303639
    ISBN 10: 0345303636
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    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 February 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with "The Zimmermann Telegram "and international fame with "The Guns of August"--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include "Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China "(for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), "Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, "and "The First Salute."
    Review quote
    "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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    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. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history."