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Barbara Tuchman

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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 China: 1911-45.

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); Practicing History (1981); The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam (1984); and The First Salute (1988).

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