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The Purpose of the Past : Reflections on the Uses of History - Gordon S Wood

The Purpose of the Past

Reflections on the Uses of History

Audio CD

Published: 13th March 2008
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History is to society what memory is to the individual--without it, we don't know who we are and we can't make wise decisions about our future. But while the nature of memory is constant, the nature of history has changed radically over the past forty years. In The Purpose of the Past, historian Gordon S. Wood examines this sea change in his field through consideration of some of its most important historians and their works. Along the way, he offers wonderful insight into what great historians do, how they can stumble, and what strains of thought have dominated the marketplace of ideas in historical scholarship. The result is a history of American history--and an argument for its ongoing necessity. A commanding assessment of the field by one of its masters, The Purpose of the Past will enlarge every reader's capacity to appreciate history.

ISBN: 9781433210068
ISBN-10: 1433210061
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 13th March 2008
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.34 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.27