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    DescriptionThe past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect.

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    The Uses and Abuses of History
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    By (author) Margaret Macmillan
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846682100
    ISBN 10: 184668210X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    DC22: 901
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHA
    Profile Books Ltd
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    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
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    Margaret MacMillan is the author of Women of the Raj and international bestsellers Nixon in China and Peacemakers: The Paris Conference 1919 and Its Attempt to End the War. The past provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, she is now the warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford University.
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    No history lover should fail to digest the lessons of this short but brilliant book. -- Simon Heffer Daily Telegraph A magnificent book, wise and timely Tribune This is history used as its own best argument Toronto Sun Swift and bracing Independent