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    DescriptionOn 13 September 1759, General James Wolfe, having led the British troops up the St Lawrence to victory in the Battle of Quebec, died on the Heights of Abraham. Schama examines this death, and how Wolfe was made to die again - through the spectacular painting by Benjamin West, and through the writings of the 19th-century historian Francis Parkman. Schama's second death concerns Parkman's uncle, George Parkman of Harvard Medical College, who disappeared in 1849 in mysterious circumstances and who was rumoured to have been murdered by a colleague. Through these incidents, Schama sheds light on the writing of history, the history of history, and the relationship of "story" to "history".


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    Title
    Dead Certainties
    Subtitle
    Unwarranted Speculations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 423 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847087324
    ISBN 10: 1847087329
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF, 3JH
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, HBAH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBES
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 3JF, 1KBBES
    DC23: 974.461030922
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    SIMON SCHAMA is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University and the prizewinning author of fourteen books, which have been translated into twenty languages. They include The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; the History of Britain trilogy and Rough Crossings, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written widely on music, art, politics and food for the Guardian, Vogue and the New Yorker. His award-winning television work as writer and presenter for the BBC stretches over two decades and includes the fifteen-part A History of Britain, the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art and The American Future: A History.