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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989)

Forfatter af A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram, and international fame with The Guns of August--a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. There followed other successes, including The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also vis mere awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror, The March of Folly, and The First Salute. vis mindre


Værker af Barbara W. Tuchman

The Zimmermann Telegram (1958) 1,497 eksemplarer
Practicing History: Selected Essays (1981) 976 eksemplarer
Notes from China (1972) 105 eksemplarer
The Book (1980) 18 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Merchant of Prato (1957) — Forord, nogle udgaver478 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer
The Anarchists (1964) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer

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GROUP READ: The Guns of August i 2013 Category Challenge (september 2013)


This book is fantastic in its depth. The author did not come to fuck around, she came to murder - with precision - the fond notion of knighthood, kings, princesses, castles and any kind feelings you may have reserved for “the Church”.

When I began reading Dante’s Divine Comedy (not finished yet JEEZ), I realized how little I understood of 14th century western culture. For instance how the world of Dante reacted to his canticles - how his writings influenced culture. Anyway, I remembered to read this book. Which given the time we find ourselves in during a global pandemic .... this is triggering as fuck and also so goddamned well written. The parallels between then and now will ENRAGE you.

Anyway, the author’s writing is entertaining and everyone should read PARTS of this book. I get that 14th century plague and cultural commentary may not be for everyone, but if nothing else read the preface.
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s_carr | 123 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2024 |
I found this book fascinating, but I fear that most people who pick it up will put it down after the first several chapters, in which Tuchman provides a religious, social, economic, and political context for the century. The rest of the book is defined by the military escapades of French knight Enguerrand de Coucy, but it's really just a framework to discuss the development of the themes Tuchman stakes out in the early chapters. However, if you're easily bored by military history, it might be best to take a pass on this one.… (mere)
Byakhee | 123 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
This is an excellent review of the events that dragged the US into World War I, focusing on the unrestricted U boat campaign, but in particular the Zimmerman telegram, how it came about and how it was decoded and revealed. A fascinating discussion of events that led to the US entry in WWI - and the seeds of WWII.
Karlstar | 28 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2024 |



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