Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect : History according to the Movies

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In this widely-acclaimed volume, some of our greatest historians address the facts--and fiction--as seen in Hollywood's often epic recreations of historical events. Distinghuished historians such as Stephen Ambrose, Antonia Fraser, James McPherson, Gerda Lerner, Dee Brown, Frances FitzGerald, David Levering Lewis, and Simon Schama explore the relationship between film and the historical record. Offering hundreds of movie stills, archival photographs, maps, and other illustrations, along with sidebars on related historical events, "Past Imperfect "sheds new light on the uses of history in popular culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 884.5g
  • Henry Holt & Company Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Owl Book ed
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0805037608
  • 9780805037609
  • 2,258,495

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"An incisive, often witty compendium that illuminates the movie-making process as it debunks celluloid history and tries to set the record straight. "-"The New York Times"
"Past Imperfect . . . will grip and astonish you. "-"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Blockbustingly good. "-"Booklist"
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