Quotes by: Barbara W. Tuchman

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Barbara W. Tuchman
Born Barbara Wertheim
(1912-01-30)January 30, 1912
New York City
Died February 6, 1989(1989-02-06) (aged 77)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation Writer, journalist, historian
Nationality American
Period 1938–1988 (writer)
Genre History
Subject Middle Ages, Renaissance, American Revolution, 1900, World War I
Spouse Lester R. Tuchman (b. 1904, d. 1997)
Children Three daughters
Relatives Maurice Wertheim (father)
Henry Morgenthau Sr.
(maternal grandfather)
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
(maternal uncle)
Robert M. Morgenthau (cousin)
Jessica Mathews (daughter)

The writer's object is - or should be - to hold the reader's attention.
Barbara W. Tuchman
After the war, when my husband came home, we had two more children, and domesticity for a while prevailed combined with beginning the work I had always wanted to do, which was writing a book.
Barbara W. Tuchman
When the children were very small, I worked in the morning only, and then gradually, as they spent full days at school, I could spend full days at work.
Barbara W. Tuchman
If a man is a writer, everybody tiptoes around past the locked door of the breadwinner. But if you're an ordinary female housewife, people say, 'This is just something Barbara wanted to do; it's not professional.'
Barbara W. Tuchman
If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.
Barbara W. Tuchman
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