No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard fast and specific decision.

Barbara Tuchman Government Quote

War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

Barbara Tuchman War Quote

To a historian libraries are food shelter and even muse.

Barbara Tuchman Food Quote

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.

Barbara Tuchman History Quotes