The Uses and Abuses of History

The Uses and Abuses of History

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History can be a very useful tool in understanding why we and those we must deal with think and react in certain ways. But in the wrong hands it can be dangerous and used to foster a sense of grievance or a desire for revenge. Eminent historian Margaret MacMillan is fascinated by the power of history in our thinking. In The Uses and Abuses of History, she points out some of the traps that we can fall into when assessing the present in light of the past.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2008.
ISBN: 9780143175254
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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M.MacMillan has clearly warned us not to accept history at its face value, to beware of cherry-picking history to justify an agenda even while taking historical events into account.

She is a great historian. - as accessible and as great a scholar as Barbara Tuchman.

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Oct 20, 2008

her best so far

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