Most people are relieved to find a superior on whose judgment they can rest. That, indeed, is the difference between most people and Generals.
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|Birth:||30th January, 1912|
|Death:||6th February, 1989|
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She became widely known first for The Guns of August later August 1914, a best selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1963. Tuchman focused on writing popular history. Also in 1980 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected Tuchman for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government's highest honor for achievement in the humanities. Tuchman's lecture was entitled "Mankind's Better Moments.
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