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Barbara Tuchman
(1912-1989) born on
Jan 30
US historian. She is known for her Pulitzer prize-winning historical books, e.g., "The Guns of August."
         
   
F
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

R
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
A
What his imagination is to the poet, facts are to the historian. His exercise of judgment comes in their selection, his art in their arrangement.
N
Honor wears different coats to different eyes.
K
To be a bestseller is not necessarily a measure of quality, but it is a measure of communication.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Authors' League Bulletin," 1 Nov 1979.
R: "Practising History," "The Houses of Research," 1981.
A: Book review in "New York Times," 1964.
N: "The Guns of August," 1962.
K: Speeh, 1966.
   


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