This Day in Jewish History / A Woman Who Unwittingly Taught JFK Strategy Is Born

Barbara Tuchman’s books popularized history and won her two Pulitzers – and convinced a U.S. president that every officer needed to read her.

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January 30, 1912, is the birthdate of the popular historian Barbara Tuchman, whose skill at weaving mountains of facts into an enjoyable narrative helped make many of her books – two of which won Pulitzer...