Barbara W Tuchman
Books by Barbara W Tuchman
Interviews where books by Barbara W Tuchman were recommended
The job of the intelligence services is to understand others and help leaders act more wisely, says the author of a new history of the FBI. There’s a balance to be struck between liberty and security but when the CIA and FBI do not harmonise their intelligence missions, people die.
The Guns of August
by Barbara W Tuchman
The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present
by John Pomfret
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
by Rick Atkinson
A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
by William Bernstein
Bolívar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
It’s a golden age for narrative history, with lots of highly readable books bringing to life many different aspects of the past, says historian Donna McBride. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, she has led ‘The Historians’ reading group there for the last five years. Here, she recommends some of the best popular histories the group has read and shares some tips on how to set up and run your own history reading group.
The Belle Epoque combined a preoccupation with the noblesse of the old regime with the seeds for modernism, says Oxford history professor Ruth Harris, author of an award-winning book on the Dreyfus affair. She picks the best books on a golden period in France before the outbreak of World War I.