Barbara W. Tuchman eBooks
Barbara W. Tuchman was born on January 30, 1912 in New York City. She died at the age of 77 on February 6, 1989, in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Tuchman was a brilliant woman who loved history and was noted for the historical nonfiction books she wrote. Her first novel, The Guns of August, became a bestseller and also won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. This book covered the months leading up to World War I. It sold over a million copies.
Tuchman married a successful medical researcher, who was also a professor of clinical medicine.
Before Tuchman started writing novels, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations. She did her research from the offices in New York City and Tokyo. After this she became a journalist and editorial assistant for magazines such as The Nation, the New Statesman, and the Office of War Information.
Tuchman graduated college in 1933 from Radcliffe College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts while there.
The Guns of August was not the only Pulitzer Prize winning book that she wrote. Another book, Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45, also won the Pulitzer Prize. These were not the only awards she would accumulate in her lifetime. She would also receive the National Book Award in History, and the National endowment for the Humanities
Tuchman would return to her college that she graduated from: Radcliffe College as a trustee, and also lectured at Harvard University, the University of California, and at the U.S. Naval War College.