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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Tuchman Narrator: Aviva Skell Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The critically-acclaimed historian's insights, sense of humor, and sharp pen take on everything from Vietnam, Israel, and the Great War to writing history and its meaning. Includes these essays: Why Policy-Makers Do Not Listen; When Does History Happen?; Is History a Guide to the Future?; America as an Idea; How We Entered World War I; and more.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy | 7/13/2013

    " Great book for someone trying to write about history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Clark Hinckley | 5/8/2013

    " Quite simply, the best book about writing history, by one the best writers of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Gardner | 1/3/2013

    " Essays on the craft of writing history and the nature of being a historian. A fitting climax to the series of wonderful books which have made both the Middle Ages and 20th century history accessible to the literate lay reader and still be of service to the student of history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe | 11/9/2012

    " A very good overview of how a historian does her "job" and some of the results of her work. I would recommend the book to anyone who enjoys reading history. "

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About the Author

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August and Stillwell and the American Experience in China.