The Pleasures of the Past (Paperback)

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The Pleasures of the Past (Paperback)

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“Mr. Cannadine enjoys himself so much that he always conveys enjoyment to his readers. He is erudite and rigorous, yet always fun. I can imagine no better introduction to historical study than this collection.” —Hugh Brogan, Observer


Each of the thirty essays here penetrates to the root of a character, a problem, a style, an idea, drawn from the recent British past. Clear-eyed, acerbic, witty, David Cannadine makes the ideal guide for a tour of the past and companion as one considers the present. Mr. Cannadine is professor of history at Columbia University and author of The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy and the Towns, 1774-1967.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393307498
ISBN-10: 0393307492
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 1991
Pages: 360
Language: English