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To admit error and cut losses is rare among individuals, unknown among states.  - Barbara Tuchman
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The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors' League of America, presented at the Library of Congress October 17, 1979 (Library of Congress, 1980), p. 13
Barbara Tuchman
Source/Notes:
The book: a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors' League of America, presented at the Library of Congress October 17, 1979 (Library of Congress, 1980), p. 13

Barbara Tuchman
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Born: January 30, 1912

Died: February 6, 1989 (aged 77)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Historian, writer, journalist

Bio: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She became widely known first for The Guns of August, a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1963.

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