Tuchman, Barbara

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Tuchman, Barbara

(1912–89) historian; born in New York City. After graduating from Radcliffe College (1933) and reporting on the Spanish Civil War for the Nation (1937–38), she turned to the study of history. Her career as a nonacademic, best-selling historian began in earnest with her fourth book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August (1962). Stillwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 (1971) won a second Pulitzer. Her six best-sellers sold many millions of copies.