Brief History of History
Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
By (author) Colin Wells
Brief History of History by Colin Wells
Book DescriptionWhat Daniel Boorstin did for science in The Discoverers, Timothy Ferris for cosmology in Coming of Age in the Milky Way, and Robert Heilbroner for economics in The Worldly Philosophers, Colin Wells now does for history in A Brief History of History. The most accessible, concise, and clear-sighted biography ever of history as a living idea, this book brings together evocative sketches of the great historians with concise summaries of their key works. From its humble origins as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece, to its modern-day status as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western civilization, Wells traces the remarkable evolution of this branch of knowledge, and shows how it has long been the turf on which we fight our culture wars. A riveting blend of readability, vibrant humor, and penetrating insight, A Brief History of History is a must for anyone for whom living in the present, and looking to the future, is unimaginable without serious reflection on the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781599211220
(228mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Colin Wells
Colin Wells is the author of Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Saudi Arabia.
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