A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman audiobook

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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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Winner of the National Book Award

New York Times bestseller

New York Times Pick of Books on Past Pandemics

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“Wise, witty, and wonderful…A great book, in a great historical tradition.” Commentary

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Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) was a self-trained historian and author who achieved prominence with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. She received her BA degree from Radcliffe College in 1933 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York and Tokyo from 1934 to 1935. She then began working as a journalist and contributed to publications including The Nation, for which she covered the Spanish Civil War as a foreign correspondent in 1937. Her other books, include The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, The First Salute, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45, also awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 1980 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, the US government’s highest honor for intellectual achievement in the humanities.

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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