More From Barbara Tuchman
- "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."
- "The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion."
- "To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse."
More In War
- "We did not go to war in Afghanistan or in Iraq to, quote, ‘impose democracy.’ We went to war in both places because we saw those regimes as a threat to the United States."― Paul Wolfowitz
- "There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction."― George Orwell
- "We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative."― Golda Meir