Practicing History: Selected Essays

Version: Unabridged
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Genres: History
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 52 minutes
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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 American's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role. History should not just be a series of facts, names, and dates-it should be a flowing narrative, the story of humanity, written as vividly as a novel.
Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history."

Author Details

Author Details

Tuchman, Barbara W.

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989), American historian, was born in New York City and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1933. A self-trained historian, she was a writer for the Nation and an editor for the US Office of War Information. In her later years she was a lecturer at Harvard and the US Naval War College. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for The Guns of August and in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45. She was awarded the 1978 Gold Medal for History from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.