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

Overview
Works: 317 works in 1,755 publications in 14 languages and 46,991 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Biographies  Interviews  Historical films  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Illustrator, Speaker
Classifications: D530, 940.421
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The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

207 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 6,504 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 )

198 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of fourteenth century Europe as background to the life of Enguerrand de Coucy VII, one of the most prominent French knights of that time
The first salute by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A view of the American Revolution"--Dust jacket
The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces and explores the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests
The Zimmermann telegram by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

118 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,374 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 )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,688 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 )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 1,629 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 first salute by Barbara W Tuchman( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuchman takes a fresh look at the men and events that produced and decided America's struggle for independence. At its climax is the 500-mile march undertaken by Washington and his combined army of 7000 American and French troops. Its destination was Yorktown; the resolve of its general unshakeable
The guns of August by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 914 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 )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 791 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
Notes from China by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 707 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
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century by Barbara W Tuchman( )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 543 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 Zimmermann telegram by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intercept of the Zimmermann telegram was received in British Intelligence offices on January 17, 1917. With proposals of a German-backed Mexican invasion of the United States, this could be the fuse that launches America into the war
The proud tower : [a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914] by Barbara W Tuchman( )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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
Sand against the wind: Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-45 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and German and held by 248 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
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 )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing history : selected essays by Barbara W Tuchman( Recording )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of 33 essays, speeches, and occasional columns
Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian
Der stolze Turm : ein Porträt der Welt vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg 1890-1914 by Barbara W Tuchman( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surverying pre-World Europe and the U.S., author... focuses on key people and key issues. She chooses to set aside most of the foreign-policy maneuverings, the lelgalistic niceties of building up for war and, instead, to show the underlying causes of World War in explosive forces at work in society...in England, the U.S., France and Germany." Pub. with references: p.465-510
 
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A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th century
Alternative Names
Barbara Tuchman Amerikaans journalist

Barbara Tuchman Amerikaans journaliste

Barbara Tuchman historiadora, periodista y escritora estadounidense

Barbara Tuchman scrittrice, giornalista e storica statunitense

Barbara Tuchman US-amerikanische Reporterin und Autorin

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Tākman, Bārbārā V.

Teo chi meon, Ba beo la 1912-1989

T'ŏch'imŏn, pabŏra 1912-1989

Tuchman, Barbara

Tuchman, Barbara 1912-1989

Tuchman, Barbara (Barbara Wertheim), 1912-1989

Tuchman Barbara W.

Tuchman, Barbara W. 1912-1989

Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim)

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

Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim

Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim 1912-1989

Tuchmann, Barbara 1912-1989

Wertheim, Barbara

Wertheim, Bárbara, 1912-1989

Wertheim Tuchman, Barbara 1912-1989

Барбара Такман

Такман, Барбара

Такман, Барбара 1912-1989

Такман, Барбара (Барбара Вертхайм), 1912-1989

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باربارا تاکمن ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

باربرا توكمان

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타크만, 바바라 W

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터치먼, 바버라

터치먼, 바버라 1912-1989

터크먼, 바바라

터크먼, 바바라 W

タックマン, バーバラ

タックマン, バーバラ・W

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塔奇曼, 巴巴拉 W.

巴巴拉·塔奇曼

Languages
English (757)

German (114)

Spanish (23)

Polish (21)

French (8)

Hebrew (8)

Portuguese (6)

Catalan (5)

Chinese (3)

Russian (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
A distant mirror : the calamitous 14th centuryThe first saluteThe march of folly : from Troy to VietnamThe Zimmermann telegramPracticing history : selected essaysBible and sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to BalfourThe first saluteThe guns of August