Sunday, March 10, 2013

* Practicing History: Selected Essays Review

Get it for the Two Essays on The Historian
"Practicing History", by Barbara W. Tuchman, sub-titled "Selected Essays". Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, 1981.

This book is a collection of essays written by the noted Historian, Barbara W. Tuchman (e.g. "The Guns of August"), over the course of her long career. In my humble opinion, for the novice historian, the most interesting essays are, "The Historian as Artist" (pages 45-50), "The Historian's Opportunity", (pages 51-64). In these two essays, Ms. Tuchman challenges the budding historian to not only collect facts, dates and events, but rather to write History so the end product is as engaging as modern novel, BUT, based upon excellent scholarship. Ms. Tuchman is a proponent of "narrative" History, where the facts "...require arrangement, composition planning just like a painting - Rembrandt's 'Night Watch`" (page 49). These two essays would enhance any course in Historiography.

Some of her remaining essays are a bit dated, but provide keen insight into the times, as in...

Practicing History: Selected Essays is one of the best-selling available in the market today, you can find it easily in online and offline store. You can also compare this product in Costco.

Practicing History: Selected Essays

And remember that the discount won’t last long. So, buy this product now and Get Limited Time discount price Up to 18% for this Practicing History: Selected Essays...

No comments:

Post a Comment