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Untrustworthy account; undeserving of a prize.,
This review is from: The Crisis of the Old Order: 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume I (Paperback)
See the book "Coolidge and the Historians" by Thomas Silver which shows Schlesinger to be a highly partisan and unreliable historian. Schlesinger uses omission, false statements and unexamined reliance on partisans and extensive quotes out of context to portray Calvin Coolidge in a false light.
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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 8:33:11 PM PST
Tom Brody says:
I agree completely with reviewer C.R. This is one of the worst written books ever published. The book is filled with journalistif fluff. The frequent use of quotes makes the writing harsh and choppy. Please see my review posted on November 19, 2012.
Posted on Sep 7, 2014 12:59:37 PM PDT
One note on the review; I wouldn't base my opinions of Schlesinger as a historian on Thomas Silver's point of view. Silver was a favorite of conservatives in the 80s & a vocal supporter of Reagan, which is fine but he's certainly as partisan as Schlesinger was.
Posted on Nov 21, 2014 10:49:47 AM PST
Joe Baseball says:
Thomas Silver. Right. And I bet Rush Limbaugh doesn't care for Schlesinger's work on Franklin Roosevelt, either, huh?
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