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The premise of the book, taking us from the death of General Wolfe to the trial of Dr. Webster, is tenuous. Read morePublished 22 months ago by James E. Swinnen
It's kind of a strange book, consisting of just two stories. One is his interpretation of a 19th century dismemberment investigation. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Dennis Maloon
This was most likely a failed attempt at selling some more copies. Being a student of history myself I understand the "truth" that historians do not know exactly what happened in... Read morePublished on January 30, 2006 by Daniel Calandro
Other reviews address the ways Schama deals with issues of truth, the boarder between history and fiction, and techniques of recreating the past in more vivid and personal ways. Read morePublished on September 15, 2005 by Sage Ross
This book explores the boundary between recounting the past and creating the past. The writing is beautiful, the ideas are well-delineated, and the examples are compelling. Read morePublished on August 25, 2000 by Marcy L. Thompson