David Cannadine The Pleasures of the Past

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“Mr. Cannadine enjoys himself so much that he always conveys enjoyment to his readers. He is erudite and rigorous, yet always fun. I can imagine no better introduction to historical study than this collection.” ―Hugh Brogan, Observer

Each of the thirty essays here penetrates to the root of a character, a problem, a style, an idea, drawn from the recent British past. Clear-eyed, acerbic, witty, David Cannadine makes the ideal guide for a tour of the past and companion as one considers the present. Mr. Cannadine is professor of history at Columbia University and author of The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy and Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy and the Towns, 1774-1967.

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Each of the thirty essays here penetrates to the root of a character, a problem, a style, an idea, drawn from the recent British past.

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Readers familiar with Cannadine's (history, Columbia) essays and book reviews in the New York Review of Books or the London Review of Books will know what to expect; others may be misled by the title. This book is a collection of reviews and essays of British history, people, life, and attitudes. Most appeared (in the journals mentioned) since 1981. The pieces are of varying interest and intent; their only common theme, Britain. Because they are generally reviews of many different works, the lack of focus is understandable, but not especially commendable. One essay that is not a review, Food , is marred by a reference in the last sentence unintelligible to U.S. readers. Frankly, Cannadine's reviews will appeal to those already interested in the subject at hand; some are pretty tedious. For politically savvy and highly literate British history buffs who like long book reviews on diverse subjects.
- Katharine Galloway Garstka, Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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