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Practicing history : selected essays /

by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1982, c1981Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed.Description: vi, 306 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0345303636 (pbk.).Subject(s): Historiography | History, Modern -- 20th century | Gift of Dr. William McGrew (President of Anatolia College 1974-1999)
Contents:
In search of history -- When does history happen? -- History by the ounce -- The historian as artist -- The historian's opportunity -- Problems in writing the biography of General Stilwell -- The houses of research -- Biography as a prism of history -- Japan : a clinical note -- Campaign train -- What Madrid reads -- "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead" -- The final solution -- Israel : land of unlimited impossibilities -- Woodrow Wilson on Freud's couch -- How we entered World War I -- Israel's swift sword -- If Mao had come to Washington -- The assimilationist dilemma : Ambassador Morgenthau's story -- Kissinger : self-portrait -- Mankind's better moments -- Is history a guide to the future? -- Vietnam. When, why, and how to get out. Coalition in Vietnam : not worth one more life. The citizen versus the military -- Historical clues to present discontents -- Generalship -- Why policy-makers do not listen -- Watergate and the presidency -- Should we abolish the presidency? -- A fear of the remedy -- A letter to the House of Representatives -- Defusing the presidency -- On our birthday : America as idea.
Summary: A collection of the noted historian's essays, written over thirty-five years, including comments on the writing of history, shorter historical and journalistic pieces, and essays on the importance of history and historical awareness.
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This collection originally published: 1981.

In search of history -- When does history happen? -- History by the ounce -- The historian as artist -- The historian's opportunity -- Problems in writing the biography of General Stilwell -- The houses of research -- Biography as a prism of history -- Japan : a clinical note -- Campaign train -- What Madrid reads -- "Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead" -- The final solution -- Israel : land of unlimited impossibilities -- Woodrow Wilson on Freud's couch -- How we entered World War I -- Israel's swift sword -- If Mao had come to Washington -- The assimilationist dilemma : Ambassador Morgenthau's story -- Kissinger : self-portrait -- Mankind's better moments -- Is history a guide to the future? -- Vietnam. When, why, and how to get out. Coalition in Vietnam : not worth one more life. The citizen versus the military -- Historical clues to present discontents -- Generalship -- Why policy-makers do not listen -- Watergate and the presidency -- Should we abolish the presidency? -- A fear of the remedy -- A letter to the House of Representatives -- Defusing the presidency -- On our birthday : America as idea.

A collection of the noted historian's essays, written over thirty-five years, including comments on the writing of history, shorter historical and journalistic pieces, and essays on the importance of history and historical awareness.

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