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    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Practicing History Selected Essays I'm somewhat new to Tuchman having read only The Guns of August and this 1981 compilation of essays and speeches ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s By far the most interesting pieces are in the first section The Craft wher

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    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free characters Practicing History Selected Essays I started out loving Barbara Tuchman's book of essays The first eight essays on the craft of writing history sent me over the moon My ardor went down just a degree or two in the next section which might be described as history in small chunks Although the final section in which she comments about 1960 1970 current affairs yields nuggets I found myself in disagreement with Tuchman and disengaged with her writing It seems to me the further aw

  3. says: Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary characters Practicing History Selected Essays

    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Listened to this but it was probably better suited to reading in print Barbara Tuchman was perhaps the David McCullough of the past generation a self trained historian who wrote excellent best selling histories twice won Pulitzer I vaguely remember reading The Guns of August and A Distant Mirror back in the late 1970s She compiled this collection late in her career; almost all the pieces had been published p

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    Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free They say you should never meet your heroes Also you probably should never read essays by your favorite historian at least if you care to maintain your high opinion of their insight This was a disillusioning read primarily because it so clearly reveals the author’s previously hidden biases Eurocentric fervently pro Israel to the

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    Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free I ran across an old audio cassette version of this book not long ago and although it didn't have all the essays included in the book it was enough to get me started I also had a copy on my shelves and so I read the remainder about as much cut from the audio as it included and felt that the best may have been left off the cassettesThe book

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    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free I very much enjoyed this book Tuchman is definitely from a different era and writes about looking back to refined language while grappling with issues of whether or not to include vulgarity if it's part of the character of an historical figure She also writes with the racism that was common to her class and era; she ascribes motivations and worldviews to the Oriental for example It's a bit jarring but mostly fascinating as an artifact of t

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    Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary The first portion of the book is about the author's philosophy and methods for writing popular narrative histories It's well worth a read by anyone who has any interest in the subject The rest of the book is assorted articles All are at least 40 years old and didn't age well and in the light of hindsight didn't come true Tuchman was a product of the earlier 20th century and died before the end of the Cold War this is one of the

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    characters Practicing History Selected Essays Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman One of the fun parts of Goodread is finding books that I have not read by authors I likeor in this case love If you are not a historian and wonder what all the fuss about the subject it I suggest you read one of her books If you are a

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    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Her 1981 book of essays Most interesting to me were her Watergate era thoughts on the Presidency how it’s become too powerful too much for one person The Bush years would have blown her mind Thinking there’s an essay in there I died inside a little when I saw her uoted in Natl Review on Google I suppose she’s well worth stealing as Orwell said of Dickens“Don’t look up so much material” a newspaper editor said “You

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    Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free I’ve appreciated Tuchman’s history writing and visiting these essays than 30 years after they were written is fascinating Some of them are just curmudgeonly and out of date Some of the discussion of how to write good history really stand

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  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Practicing History Selected Essays
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
  • English
  • 09 September 2019
  • 9780394520865

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Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary E The Atlantic Foreign Affairs Harper's The Nation and The Saturday Evening Post Tuchman weighs in on a range of eclectic topics from Israel and Mao Tse tung to a Freudian reading of Woodrow Wilson This is a splendid body of work the story of a lifetime spent practicing histo. The first portion of the book is about the author s philosophy and methods for writing popular narrative histories It s well worth a read by anyone who has any interest in the subject The rest of the book is assorted articles All are at least 40 years old and didn t age well and in the light of hindsight didn t come true Tuchman was a product of the earlier 20th century and died before the end of the Cold War this is one of the reasons that some of these articles seem so pessimistic

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman

Practicing History Selected Essays

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary Istorian'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 uniue way and draws lessons from what she sees Spanning than four decades of writing in The New York Times Magazin. I ran across an old audio cassette version of this book not long ago and although it didn t have all the essays included in the book it was enough to get me started I also had a copy on my shelves and so I read the remainder about as much cut from the audio as it included and felt that the best may have been left off the cassettesThe book is divided into thirds The Craft The Yield and Learning From History The Craft was included in its entirety in the audio edition which makes sense as it seems to encapsulate the idea behind Practicing History I enjoyed it for Tuchman s reflections on how she understands the historian s role and comments about her own past work but it didn t have that same attraction for me as her work itself None of The Yield was included in the audio version though here is where I felt were the best essays Not all of them but there were three that I felt were particularly enjoyable and were Tuchman doing what she did best making a historical event feel immediate and even suspenseful Perdicaris Alive or Raisuli Dead was the best of these I thought and though I can t be absolutely sure I believe this incident with a lot of alterations was the basis for the film The Wind and the Lion edit a uick check of Wikipedia confirms it How We Entered World War I was also excellent and better than its title Lastly If Mao Had Come to Washington is than just a what if scenario and an interesting examination of America s China policy in the closing years of WWIIThe last section Learning From History is somewhat meta ironic now reading it now we see how someone from fifty years ago applied the knowledge gained in her previous fifty years to judge then current situations that we see as historical fodder useful perhaps for learning how to assess our times If I say it s dated I mean it in the sense that Vietnam and Watergate do not have the pressing concerns for us that they did for Tuchman at the time of writing but the larger point is about drawing lessons from the past to guide the present which is something that within reason shouldn t go out of style On the other hand reading then current opinion pieces on Nixon and Vietnam can be somewhat tedious today Or not I suppose depending on your outlook If you don t find that sort of thing tedious then I think that would swing this collection of essays to a definite to read position for you For me I m almost of a mind to keep the collection for the three pieces I mentioned in the middle of the book but I m afraid my shelf space is too valuable real estate Her Guns of August will always have a place though

Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary

Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Barbara W. Tuchman Summary Practicing History Selected Essays ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Barbara W. Tuchman ´ 5 Summary Synopsis Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books Barbara W Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian's craft in these perceptive essential essays From thoughtful pieces on the h. I m somewhat new to Tuchman having read only The Guns of August and this 1981 compilation of essays and speeches ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s By far the most interesting pieces are in the first section The Craft where she discusses her habits of research and writing Among her pointers use primary sources only and edit ruthlessly Resist including some irresistible anecdote if it doesn t help or advance your narrative The second section is titled The Yield meaning what her craft yielded and the third section is titled Learning from History In this section Why Policy Makers Do Not Listen was very good because it contains little historical set pieces rather than simply opinion Here we learn why President McKinley did not listen when deciding whether to annex the Philippines why President Wilson did not listen when sending the Marines to Vera Cruz and why President Roosevelt did not accept the truths of the Stalinist purges which were being reported to him by American Embassy staff in MoscowTuchman mentions several pieces that she had axed from the collection pre publication because they read as too out of date including an account of President Kennedy s funeral But her 1967 piece Israel Land of Unlimited Impossibilities reads today as almost ridiculously boosterish Rather than standing up to the test of time her criterion for inclusion it seems like something frozen in a cheery time capsule And the essay Israel s Swift Sword written also in 1967 for The Atlantic has such a worshipful tone it could have been ghostwritten by the IDF It contains the not very historical sentence Where the Jew uestions the Arab dreams and points starkly than any other essay here to Tuchman s own dictum that a historian needsa perspective of at least twenty five years and preferably fifty to form an opinion of any value From the perspective of the 21st century these two might be the weakest pieces although they do have some competition Her writing is strongest when she s writing actual history not opining on Vietnam or Watergate which when she was writing about them were current Those particular essays don t stand out from the crowd of contemporary opinion pieces on the subjects