||Writer Barbara Tuchman was born in New York City
on January 30, 1912. She received her bachelor's degree from Radcliffe
College. Tuchman worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific
Relations in New York and Tokyo from 1935-1935 and was an editorial
assistant at The Nation, a magazine owned by her father. In 1937
she went to Madrid and reported on the Spanish Civil War. She married
Dr. Lester Reginald Tuchman in 1939.
In 1943 she became an editor at the U.S. Office of War Information.
In 1963 her book The Guns of August (1962), a narrative history
of the outbreak of World War I, won the Pulitzer Prize. She won the Pulitzer
Prize again in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in
Works include: The Lost British Policy (1938); Bible and the
Sword (1956); The Zimmermann Telegram (1958); The Proud Tower
(1966); Notes From China (1972); A Distant Mirror (1978);
History (1981); The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam (1984);
and The First Salute (1988).