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by Barbara_W._Tuchman

  • A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 28:40:00

    The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals the great rhythms of history and the grain and tex ... [ more ]

  • Guns of August

    Guns of August

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 19:14:00

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with ... [ more ]

  • Guns of August

    Guns of August

    Genre: History,Military
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 19:02:00

    Historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Barbara Tuchman has brought to life again the people and events that led up to World War I. With attention to fascinating detail, and an intense knowledge of her subject and its characters, Ms. Tuchman reveals, for the first time, just how the war started, ... [ more ]

  • First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

    First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 13:00:00

    Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and best-selling author Barbara W. Tuchman analyzes the American Revolution in a brilliantly original way, placing the war in the historical context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland. This compellingly written history pr ... [ more ]

  • Zimmermann Telegram

    Zimmermann Telegram

    Genre: History,World,North American,European,Military
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 07:14:00

    In the dark winter of 1917, as World War I was deadlocked, Britain knew that Europe could be saved only if the United States joined the war. But President Wilson remained unshakable in his neutrality. Then, with a single stroke, the tool to propel America into the war came into a quiet British offic ... [ more ]

  • March of Folly

    March of Folly

    Genre: History,Politics,World,North American,Political Science
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 17:57:00

    In The March of Folly, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchm ... [ more ]

  • Practicing History: Selected Essays

    Practicing History: Selected Essays

    Genre: History,Literature,World,Essays and Anthologies
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 12:55:00

    Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into America's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the ... [ more ]

  • Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

    Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 12:36:00

    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. From early times the British people have been drawn to the Holy ... [ more ]

  • Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914

    Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War 1890-1914

    Genre: History,World
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 21:52:00

    In The Proud Tower, Barbara Tuchman concentrates on society rather than the state. With an artist's selectivity, Tuchman brings to vivid life the people, places, and events that shaped the years leading up to the Great War: the Edwardian aristocracy and the end of their reign; the anarchists of Euro ... [ more ]

  • Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945

    Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 29:06:00

    Tuchman uses the life of Joseph Stilwell, the military attach' to China in 1935 to 1939 and commander of United States forces and allied chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek in 1942-44, to explore the history of China from the revolution of 1911 to the turmoil of World War II, when China's Nationa ... [ more ]

  • Notes From China

    Notes From China

    Genre: History,Asia
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 02:52:05

    Two hundred years ago China's imperial rulers sensed a threat to a past-oriented society in the dynamism of the West and tried to frustrate foreign entry.- Foreign Devils ... Today, one cannot escape the impression that if only it were not for world pressures Maoist China like that of the Ming and t ... [ more ]

  • First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

    First Salute: A View of the American Revolution

    Genre: History,North American
    Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
    Duration: 13:44:00

    The prize-winning historian's fresh look at the people and events that decided America's struggle for independence. Its suspenseful climax is the 500-mile march undertaken by General Washington to surround Cornwallis at Yorktown. ... [ more ]