Quotes by: Barbara W. Tuchman
|Barbara W. Tuchman
January 30, 1912
New York City
||February 6, 1989
||Writer, journalist, historian
||Middle Ages, Renaissance, American Revolution, 1900, World War I
||Lester R. Tuchman (b. 1904, d. 1997)
||Maurice Wertheim (father)
Henry Morgenthau Sr.
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Robert M. Morgenthau (cousin)
Jessica Mathews (daughter)
The writer's object is - or should be - to hold the reader's attention.
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.
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.
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.'
If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.