Barbara W. Tuchman
Tuchman was an American author but was equally well known as a
historian. She has covered, in her papers and novels, how American got
involved in World War I, the months leading up to World War I, social
issues such as socialism, communism, and the decline of order in America
and Europe. Tuchman also wrote a biography of Joseph Stilwell, military
and political agendas from 1340-1400, the recurrence of backward
thinking in military and political thought from Troy to Vietnam, and the
Tuchman graduated college from Radcliffe College with a Bachelor of
Arts. She would go on to become a research assistant before her writing
career would take off. During this time Tuchman gained valuable
knowledge of the world through her experiences of traveling from New
York to Tokyo, doing research.
After her time as a research assistant, she would go on to become a
journalist, living in the New York area, and wrote for many newspapers
and magazine. Her specialty was always something concerning politics or
current events. Two major publications that she wrote for during this
time were The Nation, and the New Statesman out of London.
During, and after this time in her career, she would work more on
historical pieces, including the book, The Guns of August, which won her
a Pulitzer Prize Award for general nonfiction.
Through her career as a historian and writer she churned out many books
on political and military views of the time, receiving another Pulitzer
Prize award for general nonfiction for the book, Stilwell and the
American Experience in China, 1911-45.