Barbara Tuchman


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Noun1.Barbara Tuchman - United States historian (1912-1989)
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Not only have Pakistan's ruling elites failed to adopt this outlook, they have embraced what historian Barbara Tuchman calls the "March of Folly," continuing to pursue policies proven over time to contradict national interest.
Historian Barbara Tuchman explains, "Taking sides and playing favorites, potent but fickle, conjuring deceptive images, altering the fortunes of battles to suit their desires, whispering, tricking, falsifying, even inducing the Greeks through deceit to continue when they are ready to give up and go home, the gods keep the combatants engaged while heroes die and homelands suffer."
Books are humanity in print,' said Barbara Tuchman (1912-1989), the American historian.
"The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman. It's my favorite example of the power of an introduction to seize a reader's attention.
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In her famous book 'The March of Folly,' the American historian Barbara Tuchman warned against the urge to 'throw away the greater for the less' and to 'pursue the unworkable at the sacrifice of the possible.' Leaders on both sides of Spain's secession crisis would be wise to heed her words.
It could have been improved with the inclusion of more of the newer scholarship; for instance, Fraser relies upon Barbara Tuchman's The Zimmerman Telegram, but Thomas Boghardt's excellent and recent treatment, The Zimmerman Telegram: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America's Entry into World War I, sheds not only new light on an old topic but also engages it in its wider historical context where Tuchman's older work does not.
Responding to questions from advisors in the audience and hewing to his theme -- richly described in Barbara Tuchman's classic book "The Guns of August" about the beginning of World War I -- Scaramucci discussed global tensions.
But there's always room for improvement, and the sentiment once expressed by historian Barbara Tuchman is widely felt: "Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library." The levy will present a quality-of-life question, asking voters whether they're willing to settle for what they have now or would pay for something better.
Immediately after I read a chapter from Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower and the comments made by the German Emperor and King of Prussia, Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888-1918).
Barbara Tuchman's narrative history titled A Distant Mirror contends that the Renaissance arose in the aftermath of the Black Death, which caused a monumental change in priorities.