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Barbara W. Tuchman

TuchmanFebruary 1984

Barbara W. Tuchman, a noted historian, has combined meticulous scholarship with a highly readable style to win two Pulitzer prizes for history. After graduating from Radcliffe College with a B.A. degree, she worked as a research assistant for the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York and Tokyo and then as editorial assistant, correspondent in Spain, and free-lance writer for the Nation. During World War II she worked at the Office of War Information, handling Far Eastern news. Her first Pulitzer came in 1963, for her best-selling book on the beginning of World War I, The Guns of August; the second was awarded in 1972, for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45. Her other books include The Zimmerman Telegram, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World before the War, 1890-1914, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, The March of Folly, and The First Salute. (deceased 2/6/89)

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