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The fleet sailed to its war base

“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

Author: Barbara Tuchman
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No more distressing moment can ever face

“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

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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”

— Barbara Tuchman

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To a historian libraries are food, shelter,

“To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.”

— Barbara Tuchman

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War is the unfolding of miscalculations.

“War is the unfolding of miscalculations.”

— Barbara Tuchman

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Category: war
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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.”

— Barbara Tuchman

Author: Barbara Tuchman
Category: science
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