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This review is from: In Defence Of History (Kindle Edition)
I am an intelligent and educated person but not an historian. I have just finished reading,for the second time, the author's trilogy about the Third Reich which is outstanding and beautifully written. With this in mind and not being in academia I was curious to know what had been going on in "how history" and possibly even "why history". This book does that in clear and elegant language. It touches on concepts such as postmodernism, which apparently is big or was big in academia, and makes them
comprehensible. He deals with historiography. I feel, as with the trilogy I have read, less ignorant for having read them. When I have finished this book I shall work my way through others by the author.