Search Results: "Barbara W. Tuchman"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Tuchman's text, mostly a pastiche of comments from the collectors themselves, is informative—and just glib enough to keep the whole book from feeling like a spooky visit to your mad Aunt Mabel's attic."
Meet Norma Hazelton, connoisseur and collector of swizzle sticks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUEBERRY BONANZA by Lauren L. Wohl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2017

"A vanilla-flavored tale with a built-in community-service message that may encourage youthful entrepreneurial efforts—or at least kindness to bears. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nicholas' family has so many blueberries that they hardly know what to do. The bear in the backyard only complicates the situation! Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 26, 2011

"Blanchard's memoir of parenting and surfing in Central America is a rewarding journey."
Pursuing the perfect set of waves can either be a dream-filled journey or a nightmarish slide down the rabbit hole in surfer Blanchard's memoir. Read full book review >