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Practicing History

New Directions in Historical Writing (Rewriting Histories)

by G. Spiegel

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7492276M
ISBN 100415341086
ISBN 109780415341080

Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into American's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role. History should not just be a series of facts, names, and dates—it should be Brand: Blackstone Publishing.   Book Review: Practicing History: Selected Essays by Barbara W. Tuchman. ~ Liam. Barbara Tuchman, historian and author of The Guns of August and A Distant Mirror, is a darn good writer. Practicing History: Selected Essays () collects articles and speeches from throughout her career with a focus on the art of writing.

  This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates. Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical : Taylor And Francis. Praise for Practicing History “Persuades and enthralls I can think of no better primer for the nonexpert who wishes to learn history.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Provocative, consistent, and beautifully readable, an event not to be missed by history buffs.”—Baltimore Sun “A delight to read.”—The New York Times Book .

Master historian Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into America's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing /5(12). From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent 'practicing history.' Practicing History: Selected Essays () by Barbara W Format: Paperback.


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Practicing History: Selected Essays by Barbara W. Tuchman (Author) out of 5 stars 32 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by:   Practicing History is a collection of 33 short essays by Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman.

I am a big fan of Tuchmans work, which includes one of the most interesting nonfiction books Ive ever read (A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th /5.

Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W.

Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant observations on the international /5(3).

About Practicing History. Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history Practicing History book her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.

From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant. If the remaining essays in Practicing History were as forceful or engaging, the book would be worth the price of admission.

But too many others fall flat, as is the case, for example, with a silly piece on “Mankind’s Better Moments”: the reclamation of the Zuider Zee, Gothic cathedrals, La Salle’s search for the mouth of the Mississippi.

The 'Practicing Oral History' series fills this gap. Titles consist of concise, instructive books that address the special circumstances of oral history within a specific user community.

Each title provides practical tools for conducting and presenting an oral history project that interprets the best practices and ethical considerations of a. This accessible introduction to the subject of history offers striking insights into America's past and present, trenchant observations on the international scene, and thoughtful pieces on the historian's role.

Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history". The title is apt: Tuchman does indeed practice history as a lawyer practices law, or a doctor medicine; that is, she applies it—to the writing of involving narratives, to the drawing of contemporary judgments.

These selected essays are not, then, contributions to the advancement of knowledge—with two possible exceptions. The first section consists of discussions of craft; the second Author: Barbara W.

Tuchman. Editions for Practicing History: Selected Essays: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition pub. Practicing History by Tuchman, Barbara W. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W.

Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant observations on the international 5/5(1).

Nancy frequently writes, teaches, consults, and speaks about oral history. She is author of Curating Oral Histories and co-author of The Community Oral History Toolkit (). Current research interests include metadata for oral histories, community oral history, and oral history in a cross-cultural setting/5(2).

"Practicing History", by Barbara W. Tuchman, sub-titled "Selected Essays". Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, This book is a collection of essays written by the noted Historian, Barbara W. Tuchman (e.g. "The Guns of August"), over the course of her long career.5/5(5). "Gabrielle Spiegel presents an essential new collection of key articles that examine the current status of the debate over the 'linguistic turn', and attempt to rethink the practice of history in light of its implications.

These are writings that operatewithin the framework of the linguistic turn, yet seek to move beyond its initial formulation and reception.5/5(2). The result is a book entitled Practicing History. The essays that make up Practicing History no doubt accomplish what the publisher intended—they give insight into a side of Tuchman that her.

In this article, William H. Sewell, Jr., political scientist and historian, examines the new master category of “culture.” He shows how the concept of culture currently encompasses both a theoretical meaning, as a category abstracted from social experience and its complex realities, as well as a term that stands for a bounded world of beliefs and practices, usually employed to refer to a Cited by:   Praise for Practicing History “Persuades and enthralls I can think of no better primer for the nonexpert who wishes to learn history.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Provocative, consistent, and beautifully readable, an event not to be missed by history buffs.”—Baltimore Sun “A delight to read.”—The New York Times Book Review/5(3).

From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees.

Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history.". Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Boxid_2 CHBL1 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New YorkPages: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ ˈ t ʌ k m ən /; Janu – February 6, ) was an American historian and author.

She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.

Children: Three daughters. This essential collection of key articles offers a re-evaluation of the practice of history in light of current debates.

Critical thinkers and practicing historians present their writings, along with clear and thorough editorial material, to examine the complex ideas at the forefront of historical practice.Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W.

Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays. From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present to trenchant observations on the international Format: Ebook.Get this from a library!

Practicing history: selected essays. [Barbara W Tuchman] -- From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W.

Tuchman looks at history in a.