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Practicing history : selected essays

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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."
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Genre/Form: Essays
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
Practicing history.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1981
(OCoLC)644323998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara W Tuchman
ISBN: 0394520866 9780394520865
OCLC Number: 7460683
Description: vi, 306 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: In search of history --
When does history happen? --
History by the ounce --
The historian as artist --
The historian's opportunity --
Problems in writing the biography of General Stilwell --
The houses of research --
Biography as a prism of history --
Japan: a clinical note --
Campaign train --
What Madrid reads --
"Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead" --
The final solution --
Israel: land of unlimited impossibilities --
Woodrow Wilson on Freud's couch --
How we entered World War I --
Israel's swift sword --
If Mao had come to Washington --
The assimilationist dilemma: Ambassador Morgenthau's story --
Kissinger: self-portrait --
Mankind's better moments --
Is history a guide to the future? --
Vietnam --
When, why, and how to get out --
Coalition in Vietnam- not worth one more life --
The citizen versus the military --
Historical clues to present discontents --
Generalship --
Why policy-makers do not listen --
Watergate and the presidency --
Should we abolish the presidency? --
A fear of the remedy --
A letter to the House of Representatives --
Difusing the presidency --
On our birthday- America as idea.
Responsibility: by Barbara W. Tuchman.

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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."

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