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If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity. ---->>>

I want the reader to turn the page and keep on turning until the end. ---->>>

The writer's object is - or should be - to hold the reader's attention. ---->>>

After the war, when my husband came home, we had two more children, and domesticity for a while prevailed combined with beginning the work I had always wanted to do, which was writing a book. ---->>>

If a man is a writer, everybody tiptoes around past the locked door of the breadwinner. But if you're an ordinary female housewife, people say, 'This is just something Barbara wanted to do; it's not professional.' ---->>>

When the children were very small, I worked in the morning only, and then gradually, as they spent full days at school, I could spend full days at work. ---->>>

Biography

Barbara W. Tuchman profile (barbara-w-tuchman.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: 01-30, 1912
Birthplace:
Die: 02-06, 1989
Occupation: Historian
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Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (1962), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell (wikipedia)