A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman audiobook

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Part 2

By Barbara Tuchman
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25.97 Hours Unabridged
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The Bubonic Plague of the 14th century killed one third of all human beings in Europe and Western Asia; many who survived the plague killed each other in the Hundred Years War that followed. What was it like to live in this calamitous century, when knighthood (and much more) died a violent death?

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The Bubonic Plague of the 14th century killed one third of all human beings in Europe and Western Asia; many who survived the plague killed each other in the Hundred Years War that followed. What was it like to live in this calamitous century, when knighthood (and much more) died a violent death?

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“A beautiful, extraordinary book…Tuchman at the top of her powers…She has done nothing finer.” Wall Street Journal
“Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship…What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was…No one has ever done this better.” New York Review of Books

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Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989), American historian, was born in New York City and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1933. A self-trained historian, she was a writer for the Nation and an editor for the US Office of War Information. In her later years she was a lecturer at Harvard and the US Naval War College. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for The Guns of August and in 1972 for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45. She was awarded the 1978 Gold Medal for History from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Author Bio: Barbara Tuchman

Author Bio: Barbara Tuchman

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August and Stillwell and the American Experience in China.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 25.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English