Current Topics
Unconventional approach to energy production
by chunkstyle
Today at 03:59 AM
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Adds James Frain as Sarek, Spockís Father
by Golem
Today at 02:54 AM
Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017
by Phil Hoskins
Today at 01:36 AM
Multiple intel agencies suspect Trump has been compromised
by rporter314
Today at 12:04 AM
Whither the GOP?
by Jim D (FreeThinker)
Yesterday at 10:35 PM
Project Veritas - a terrorist organization?
by pondering_it_all
Yesterday at 09:35 PM
Roger Stone almost murdered you guys! "Deep Staters" suspected
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 08:51 PM
OUR GOVERNMENT
by jgw
Yesterday at 08:01 PM
Trump Forum
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 07:02 PM
Dumbass Trump voters now have site posting regrets
by pdx rick
01/17/17 06:07 PM
our 2 party system
by jgw
01/16/17 09:58 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017
by Golem
01/15/17 09:54 PM
Trump fights with Civil Rights Hero on MLK weekend - think its Robert E Lee Day
by pdx rick
01/15/17 07:08 PM
SNL skewers Trump's first press conference and Pee-Peegate
by pdx rick
01/15/17 06:15 PM
Questions of reality
by Jeffery J. Haas
01/15/17 12:13 PM
Forum Stats
6206 Members
57 Forums
15691 Topics
271697 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 05:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#217159 - 03/20/12 07:14 PM How Barbara Tuchmanís The Guns of August influence
Golem Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 3357
Loc: Orange County, California, USA
How Barbara Tuchmanís The Guns of August influenced decision making during the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Library of America
Reader's Almanac
March 19, 2011

Quote:
Reviewing Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August, The Proud Tower in the Times Literary Supplement recently, Robert Zaretsky noted that one of the ways to assess the aims and success of her 1962 Pulitzer prizeĖwinning book is to consider ďits influence on a man whose job it was to respond to present pressures: President Kennedy.Ē

More

Top
#217165 - 03/20/12 07:52 PM Re: How Barbara Tuchmanís The Guns of August influence [Re: Golem]
Ted Remington Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 4937
Tuchman is among the best historians, and one of the best writers, to have lived in the 20th century. She was, I believe, a far better candidate for a Nobel Literature Prize than were almost any of the winners between 1970 and 1990, with the possible exceptions of Singer and Bellow.
_________________________
Take the nacilbupeR pledge: I solemnly swear that I will help back out all Republicans at the next election.

Top
#217186 - 03/20/12 11:56 PM Re: How Barbara Tuchmanís The Guns of August influence [Re: Golem]
numan Offline
veteran

Registered: 08/06/08
Posts: 10853
Loc: What! Me Worry?
'
Well, amazingly, for once Ted and I agree on something.

Ted overstates Tuchman's importance as a historian (there are many more important and influential), but she is good -- and important.

I prefer The Proud Tower to the Guns of August -- it details the inexorable march of an out-moded, imbecilic ruling class on the road to the ruin both of themselves and everybody else -- AMERICANS TAKE NOTICE!!
_________________________
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools -- Herbert Spencer

Top

Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 48 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Curmudgeonvt, yloge, joebialek123, DulkreeSon, FordrernSon
6206 Registered Users
A2