Great Britain Since 1914 by C. L. Mowat
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Great Britain Since 1914
By C. L. Mowat

Great Britain Since 1914

By (author) See other recent books by C. L. Mowat
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $56.95
Your Price: $51.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.56 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Great Britain Since 1914 by C. L. Mowat

Book Description

Contemporary history poses its own particular and very difficult problems. On one hand, the materials are usually available in overwhelming quantity; on the other, a great many things that historians of earlier periods familiarly rely on remain secret for those concerned with very recent times. The actors in the story sometimes remain accessible, but while this has its advantages it also poses unusual problems of assessment and evaluation. Above all, the historian lacks the perspective, knowledge and preliminary sorting bestowed by the passage of time. In this book, a notable practitioner in this difficult field sets out to describe the types of sources available for the history of Great Britain since about the beginning of the First World War, and analyses the advantages and the difficulties involved in their use. For this period the student has to rely in particular on vast masses of official paper, the recollections of participants (in written or spoken form), and the accounts of contemporaries (especially in newspapers). None of these materials, nor the lesser sources of evidence, can be effectively used without instruction of which far too little is at present available. Professor Mowat brings his range of experience to bear on the problem providing it.

Buy Great Britain Since 1914 book by C. L. Mowat from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521291538
ISBN-10: 0521291534
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-1976
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Great Britain Since 1914 book by C. L. Mowat and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by C. L. Mowat close
» close