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1 Local Warehouse Western Civilization- 19th Century

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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

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Publisher Comments:

Like his The Embarrassment of Riches and the bestselling Citizens, Simon Schama's latest book is both history and literature of immense stylishness and ambition. But Dead Certainties goes beyond these more conventional histories to address the deeper enigmas that confront a student of the past. In order to do so, Schama reconstructs — and at times reinvents — two ambiguous deaths: the first, that of General James Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759; the second, in 1849, that of George Parkman, an eccentric Boston brahmin whose murder by an impecunious Harvard professor in 1849 was a grisly reproach to the moral sanctity of his society. Out of these stories — with all of their bizarre coincidences and contradictions — Schama creates a dazzling and supremely vital work of historical imagination.

Synopsis:

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About the Author

Simon Schama is the prize-winning author of seven acclaimed books. An art critic and essayist

for The New Yorker, he also writes and presents documentaries for BBC television. He is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and lives outside New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736134
Author:
Schama, Simon
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Death
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Boston (Mass.)
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Parkman, francis, 1823-1893
Subject:
Death -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Subject:
Boston (Mass.) Biography.
Subject:
Wolfe, James - Death and burial
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Subject:
history;historiography;fiction;non-fiction;historical fiction;biography;boston;murder;death;quebec;american history;harvard;mystery;19th century;18th century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
t. 2
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.04x5.14x.71 in. .79 lbs.

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