Saturday, January 30, 2010

Meandering, meandering, meandering we go . . .

Today is the birthday of Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989), historian and author. She twice won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, first for The Guns of August and again for Stilwell and the American Experience in China.

"Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library." - Barbara Tuchman

"History is the unfolding of miscalculations." - Barbara Tuchman

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman

"The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard." - Barbara Tuchman

"Books are humanity in print." - Barbara Tuchman

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