[…] for the time, it must be remembered, was on the far side of the gulf of 1914-18, when people permitted themselves simple and sentimental reactions and society was believed to be advancing in moral progress.

Barbara Tuchman, in: How we entered World War I, first published in New York Times Magazine (1967)

Barbara Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman

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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, among others for The Guns of August (later August 1914), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I. Read more…

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