Search Results: "Barbara W. Tuchman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 1970

"Yet the surpassingly readable style and sensibility mobilized in her earlier works sustain the misfit heroics and suffice for high demand."
With accustomed adroitness Tuchman meshes details political and personal, major and minor, into a strong narrative of General Stilwell's career and thirty-five years of U.S. China policy. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS OF AUGUST by Barbara W. Tuchman
Released: Jan. 29, 1961

"It is an exciting interpretation, and Book of the Month Club selection is the first salvo."
It is seldom that a book combining at once such valuable historical material with such an excellent literary style comes along. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SALUTE by Barbara W. Tuchman
Released: Oct. 5, 1988

"Another winner from Tuchman—superbly readable, thoroughly researched."
With her usual grace and sweep, the author of A Distant Mirror, The Proud Tower, and The Guns of August describes the American Revolution from the European point of view. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1981

"But only the Mao piece would hold its own in any context."
The title is apt: Tuchman does indeed practice history as a lawyer practices law, or a doctor medicine; that is, she applies it—to the writing of involving narratives, to the drawing of contemporary judgments. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1956

Through full scale analysis of the political and cultural values which have shaped British policy toward a free Jewish state-beginning with anthropological affinities and ending in the Balfour Declaration- the author has achieved even more than her goal of explication. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 1984

"That principle of historical interpretation is likely to satisfy very few."
At her best, popular historian Tuchman tells a good story. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1965

"This, plus the continuing interest in WWI, will add to the ready readership for this book, which may not have quite the shotgun appeal of her biggest success."
In her most ambitious book to date, Barbara Tuchman (The Zimmerman Telegram — 1958, The Guns of August — 1962) profiles the world as it was in the years that led to WWI. Read full book review >

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THE ZIMMERMANN TELEGRAM by Barbara W. Tuchman
Released: Sept. 29, 1958

"Every line is readable and tense and resonant of the climate of opinion in that period."
The essence of this exciting reconstruction is as follows:- The British had a verbatim copy of the German diplomatic code. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >