Quote of the Day > January 30, 2015

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Historian Barbara Tuchman (born January 30, 1912) is best known for The Guns of August, her Pulitzer Prize-winning book detailing the beginning of World War One.

Barbara W. Tuchman
“Books are the carriers of civilization...They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”
Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns of August A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914 The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam The Zimmermann Telegram