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Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim) 1912-1989

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,517 publications in 18 languages and 47,202 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Performer, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: D530, 940.421
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Most widely held works about Barbara W Tuchman
 
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The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
95 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped but wasn't
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
183 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 6,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history of fourteenthcentury Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time
The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
59 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces and explores the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests
The first salute by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
50 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A view of the American Revolution"--Dust jacket
The proud tower : a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
91 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 4,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author presents the fateful quarter-century leading up to the War, concentrating on the social aspects, not the state aspects, of history
Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-45 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
60 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 4,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In tracing the fortunes of America's commander in China during World War II, the author attempts to explore the U.S.'s involvement with the Chinese
The Zimmermann telegram by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
114 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 3,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the incidents surrounding a German diplomat's bid for international power that led to America's entry into World War I
Practicing history : selected essays by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America'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. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history."
Bible and sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
33 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Barbara Tuchman, explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state--and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random042/83091154.html
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )
29 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Guns of August focuses on the first months of World War I, culminating in the desperate Battle of the Marne. There, French and British troops finally managed to halt the massive German assault on France
The guns of August ; The proud tower by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
42 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Guns of August (1962), a riveting account of the outbreak of World War I and the weeks of fighting leading up to the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. Tuchman dramatizes the diplomatic debacles that precipitated the war and the intransigence of the German and French armies as they dogmatically adhered to their battle plans, with disastrous consequences. Interwoven with her vivid re-creation of the German march through Belgium into France and the fierce fighting on the Eastern Front are astute characterizations of the conflict's key military and political leaders, among them French General Joseph Joffre, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and British First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. The Guns of August can also be read as a cautionary study in the perils of brinksmanship, and Tuchman's searching observations about the irrational escalation of conflict among states made a deep impression on President John F. Kennedy, who famously drew on the book for insight during the Cuban Missile Crisis."--Dust jacket flap
The first salute by Barbara W Tuchman( )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A view of the effect the American revolution had not only on America and England, but the entire Old World as well, using the first acknowledgement by a foreign nation of our legitimacy as her starting point
Notes from China by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize'winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right. During the summer of 1972'a few short months after Nixon's legendary visit to China'master historian Barbara W. Tuchman made her own trip to that country, spending six weeks in eleven cities and a variety of rural settlements. The resulting reportage was one of the first evenhanded portrayals of Chinese culture that Americans had ever read. Tuchman's observations capture the people as they lived, from workers in the city and provincial party bosses to farmers, scientists, and educators. She demonstrates the breadth and scope of her expertise in discussing the alleviation of famine, misery, and exploitation; the distortion of cultural and historical inheritances into ubiquitous slogans; news media, schools, housing, and transportation; and Chairman Mao's techniques for reasserting the Revolution. This edition also includes Tuchman's "fascinating" (The New York Review of Books) essay, "If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945"'a tantalizing piece of speculation on a proposed meeting between Mao and Roosevelt that would have changed the course of postwar history. "Shrewdly observed . . . Tuchman enters another plea for coolness, intelligence and rationality in American Asian policies. One can hardly disagree."'The New York Times Book Review
August 1914 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
77 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Søgeord: Storbritannien, Edward d. 7., 1841-1910, forholdet England- Tyskland ; Schlieffen-planen, tysk strategi, krigsplaner ; Fransk strategi; "Deuxieme Bureau", efterretningstjeneste ; Franske stabsofficerer ; England, strategi og politik, alliance, krigsplaner Rusland, generalstab ; Krigsminister Sukhomlinov ; 1. august 1914, udenrigsministeriet: Berlin, tyske reaktioner, Moltke, mobilisering ; Paris, Joffre og politikerne, Frankrig, statsmænd, mobilisering ; London, Storbritanniens regering, Grey, Churchill, forsvarspolitik ; Belgiske regering, tysk ultimatum ; Britiske regering, krigserklæring ; England og Tyskland, søstridskræfter ; "Goeben" og "Breslau"
A distant mirror the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )
25 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and "furious follies," a "terrible worm in an iron cocoon."
The Guns of August ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses documentary film stills and maps to describe the mishaps leading up to World War I, concentrating on the events of August 1914. Briefly traces the course of the war through November 11, 1918 when an armistice was declared
The proud tower [a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914] by Barbara W Tuchman( )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fateful quarter century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was "heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate." The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change to that point in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny. Barbara Tuchman brings to vivid life the people, places, and events that shaped the years leading up to the Great War: the Edwardian aristocracy; the anarchists of Europe and America; Germany and its self-depicted hero, Richard Strauss; Diaghilev's Russian Ballet and Stravinsky's music; the Dreyfus Affair; two peace conferences in The Hague; and, finally, the youth, ideals, enthusiasm, and tragedy of socialism, epitomized by the death of heroic Jean Jaures on the night the war began and an epoch ended
The first salute a view of the American Revolution by Barbara W Tuchman( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining the international relations between the English, French, Dutch, and Americans, author and historian Barbra W. Tuchman offers a verdurous account of the events that led to the American Revolutionary War
The book : a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors' League of America, presented at the Library of Congress October 17, 1979 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara W. Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize for this nonfiction masterpiece'an authoritative work of history that recounts the birth of modern China through the eyes of one extraordinary American. General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply, spoke its language, and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Barbara W. Tuchman's groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the 1920s and 30s, to his return as theater commander in World War II, when the Nationalist government faced attack from both Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents. Peopled by warlords, ambassadors, missionaries, and the spiritual heir to the Empress Dowager, this classic biography of the cantankerous but level-headed "Vinegar Joe" sparkles with Tuchman's genius for animating the people who shaped history. Praise for Stilwell and the American Experience in China "Tuchman's best book . . . so large in scope, so crammed with information, so clear in exposition, so assured in tone that one is tempted to say it is not a book but an education."'The New Yorker "The most interesting and informative book on U.S.'China relations . . . a brilliant, lucid and authentic account."'The Nation "A fantastic and complex story finely told."'The New York Times Book Review
 
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Alternative Names
Tākman, Bārbārā V.
Tuchman, Barbara
Tuchman, Barbara 1912-1989
Tuchman Barbara W.
Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim 1912-1989
Tuchmann, Barbara 1912-1989
Wertheim, Barbara.
Wertheim, Barbara 1912-1989
Wertheim Tuchman, Barbara 1912-1989
Такман, Барбара 1912-1989
Такман, Барбара, (Barbara W.), 1912-1989
ורטהים, ברברה טוכמן
טוכמן, ברברה
טוכמן, ברברה ו.
タックマン, バーバラ
タックマン, バーバラ・W
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