History as inquest. Schama reconstructs- and at time reinvents- the death of General James Wolfe in 1759 at the battle of Quebec and the 1849 murder of George Parkman, whose nephew would become Wolfe's greatest biographer.
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Author Biography - Simon Schama
Simon Schama is the prize-winning author of seven acclaimed books. An art critic and essayist for The New Yorker, he also writes and presents documentaries for BBC television. He is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and lives outside New York City.