Barbara Tuchman Quotes

- Notable Barbara Tuchman Quotes Index -

Born: January 30, 1912, New York City
Birth Country: USA
Died: Greenwich, Connecticut, February 6, 1989
Occupation: Author

1.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

2.
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
- Barbara Tuchman

3.
The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

4.
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
- Barbara Tuchman

5.
War is the unfolding of miscalculations.
- Barbara Tuchman

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