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In this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDS to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230521483
ISBN-10: 0230521487
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Tosh

JOHN TOSH was formerly Professor of History, Roehampton University, UK. He is the author of the standard introductory text, The Pursuit of History, now in its fourth edition. He has also published extensively on the history of masculinities in Britain, including A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England.

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Historians on History

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Pursuit of History by John Tosh

The Pursuit of History

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Man's Place by John Tosh

A Man's Place

Paperback, March 2007
Masculinities in Politics and War by John Tosh

Masculinities in Politics and War

Paperback, April 2004