Dangerous Games

The Uses and Abuses of History
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Product Number: C6014
Released: Aug 10, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440727337
Narrator/s: Barbara Caruso
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The author behind the New York Times best-sellers Paris 1919 and Nixon & Mao, Margaret MacMillan presents a remarkable treatise on history's importance. "MacMillan is a superb writer who can bring history to life."-Philadelphia Inquirer

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eAudio
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Author(s): Margaret MacMillan
Narrator(s): Barbara Caruso
Product Number Z1838
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110437
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Author(s): Margaret MacMillan
Product Number EB00162800
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588367686

Professional reviews

"In this brief book, historian Margaret MacMillan examines the way history is interpreted and used to justify political and social ideas. As she says, "history comforts us, even though, paradoxically, we know less and less about it," yet we see references to historical events used to support or criticize current political arguments. While narrator Barbara Caruso is effective in reading this book, her intimate tone tends to minimize the seriousness of the arguments. Her reading sounds like a friendly discussion over tea, whereas MacMillan's theses are much more vital and compelling than this tone suggests. This book is essential to put into perspective "the uses and abuses of history" that all too often take place in today's political arena. K.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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