Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Richard J Evans (Author)
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Oxford University Press, USA
April 26, 2019
6.2 X 2.2 X 9.4 inches | 2.95 pounds
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About the Author
Richard Evans was Regius Professor of history at Cambridge University and, until his retirement, President of Wolfson College. He is Provost of Gresham College in London, and was knighted for his service to scholarship in 2012.
"[An] exhaustively researched biography of the renowned Marxist historian . . . Evans's skillful portrait adds rich nuance to the story of how Hobsbawm's politics informed his sprawling social histories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."
-THE NEW YORKER
"A comprehensive and thoroughly researched biography . . . Mr. Evans is a historian of great distinction . . . the research [in ERIC HOBSBAWM] is meticulous."
-THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Compellingly narrated and meticulously researched . . . [A] nuanced portrait of Hobsbawm's political and intellectual development."
"A well-considered life of the influential British historian, written by a Cambridge University historian who himself is well-known for many important works . . . Evans clearly admires his subject but does not hesitate to consider the rougher edges-a book that will rightly bring new attention to both writers."
-KIRKUS, Starred Review
"[A] huge life study . . . [an] exceptionally well-researched biography."
"This is an astonishing book: in its breadth, depth and detail and also in its almost palpable, and sometimes unpalatable, admiration of its subject."
-THE ARTS DESK
"The biography is a delight. Evans is extremely thorough, and his main character is great company."
"Evans carefully reconstructs the story -- journeys, interviews, finances and writings -- but leaves it to the reader to assess the contribution of his protagonist. An admirer of Hobsbawm, Evans is neither fawning nor uncritical." -- Ronald Grigor Suny, Labour History