Practicing History by Barbara W. Tuchman audiobook

Practicing History: Selected Essays

By Barbara W. Tuchman
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing 9780345303639

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Runtime: 12.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into American's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role. History should not just be a series of facts, names, and dates—it should be a flowing narrative, the story of humanity, written as vividly as a novel.

Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A book to celebrate…A delight to read.” New York Times Book Review
“The essays about writing in Practicing History are an invaluable and charming tutorial for those interested in learning the historian’s craft. History students, especially those entering graduate study, would be well advised to steep themselves in her advice.” Wall Street Journal
“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
“I was then, and am still, in awe of her ability to write history and make it readable. This volume of essays is no exception.” International Social Science Review

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Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) was a self-trained historian and author who achieved prominence with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. She received her BA degree from Radcliffe College in 1933 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York and Tokyo from 1934 to 1935. She then began working as a journalist and contributed to publications including The Nation, for which she covered the Spanish Civil War as a foreign correspondent in 1937. Her other books, include The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, The First Salute, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45, also awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 1980 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, the US government’s highest honor for intellectual achievement in the humanities.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English