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Barbara Tuchman
1912 - 1989

American author, self-trained historian. Pulitzer Prize winner for The Guns of August (1960) and again for Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45 (1971).


Government remains the paramount field of unwisdom because it is there that men seek power over others - and lose it over themselves.

Every successful revolution puts on in time the robe of the tyrant it has deposed.