Practicing History

Practicing History

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Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prizea€“winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historiana€™s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historiana€™s role to striking insights into Americaa€™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, Harpera€™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 a€œpracticing history.a€ Praise for Practicing History a€œPersuades and enthralls . . . I can think of no better primer for the nonexpert who wishes to learn history.a€a€”Chicago Sun-Times a€œProvocative, consistent, and beautifully readable, an event not to be missed by history buffs.a€a€”Baltimore Sun a€œA delight to read.a€a€”The New York Times Book ReviewUp to i960 the all-time best-seller in history was H. G. VVellsa#39;s Outline of History, first published in 192 I, which stayed ... when serious books had a better chance of reaching the top ten, the best-sellers in historical biography and straight his~anbsp;...

Title:Practicing History
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher:Random House - 2011-07-13

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