Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August-a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.
"Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd observer with a
lively command of high drama."-The Philadelphia Inquirer
"In her metier as a narrative popular historical writer, Barbara Tuchman is supreme."-Chicago Sun-Times