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Description - Lying About Hitler by Richard Evans

An illumination of one of the most explosive and publicized "holocaust trials" since that of Adolf Eichmann, by a leading historian who acted as chief adviser to the defense. In ruling against the controversial historian David Irving, whose libel suit against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt was tried in April 2000, the High Court in London labeled Irving a falsifier of history. No objective historian, declared the judge, would manipulate the documentary record in the way that Irving did. Richard J. Evans, a Cambridge historian and the chief adviser for the defense, uses this famous trial as a lens for exploring a range of difficult questions about the nature of the historian's enterprise.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465021536
ISBN-10: 0465021530
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Evans

Richard J. Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University and a noted specialist on modern German history. He is the author of In defence of History and Death in Hamburg.

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