Illuminating History: A Retrospective of Seven Decades

Bernard Bailyn (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$28.95  $26.63
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324005834

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About the Author

Bernard Bailyn (1922-2020) was one of our most distinguished and influential historians. A career-long Harvard University professor, he published many groundbreaking histories that earned him two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and the National Humanities Medal.

Reviews

In this unusual memoir, Bernard Bailyn reflects on the way his life and historical work have been entwined. The result is creative, compelling, and captivating.--Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University
Marvelous glimpses into the mind of one of America's greatest historians.--Gordon S. Wood, Brown University
In this revealing and deeply personal volume, Bailyn gives a moving and characteristically literate account of historical sensibility in the second half of the twentieth century.--Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University
Bernard Bailyn reveals the sources of his own creativity as the greatest historian of colonial and revolutionary America.--Jack Rakove, Stanford University
Bernard Bailyn balances rigor and imagination in studying the past. Now a reflective memoir allows new generations to converse with a master humanist.--Peter H. Wood, Duke University
Illuminating History casts fresh light on a brilliant career. Bernard Bailyn emerges from its pages as a great historian at the peak of his powers.--Peter Onuf, University of Virginia