Barbara Tuchman Quotes

Money was the crux. Raising money to pay the cost of war was to cause more damage to 14th century society than the physical destruction of war itself.




Barbara Tuchman, 1912-1989, Historian, A Distant Mirror, 1978

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Barbara Tuchman
Barbara Tuchman
  • Born: January 30, 1912
  • Died: February 6, 1989
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Historian

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (1962), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.