(From the publisher):
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."
- 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 Morganthau's Story
- Kissinger: Self-Portrait
- Mankind's Better Moments
- Is History a Guide to the Future?
- -- 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
- 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
- -- Defusing the Presidency
- On Our Birthday -- America as Idea
Original title: Practicing History: Selected Essays
Genre: Fiction→ Nonfiction (admin Use Only)