Tuchman was often criticized by academicians for being a self-taught historian with only a BA.
Tuchman, of course, never earned a Ph.D.; nor was she ever affiliated with a university history department.
The leading military minds of Europe, Tuchman believes, were entranced by the cult of the offensive.
In short, Tuchman writes with great brio, exquisite pacing, and a keen eye for telling details and arresting quotes.
He's a decent, respectable young feller by the name Tuchman, what works as bookkeeper by the Kosciusko Bank.