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The Resource Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations, Simon Schama

Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations, Simon Schama

Label
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations
Title
Dead certainties
Title remainder
unwarranted speculations
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like his The Embarrassment of Riches and the bestselling Citizens, Simon Schama's latest book is both history and literature of immense stylishness and ambition. But Dead Certainties goes beyond these more conventional histories to address the deeper enigmas that confront a student of the past. In order to do so, Schama reconstructs -- and at times reinvents -- two ambiguous deaths: the first, that of General James Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759; the second, in 1849, that of George Parkman, an eccentric Boston brahmin whose murder by an impecunious Harvard professor in 1849 was a grisly reproach to the moral sanctity of his society. Out of these stories -- with all of their bizarre coincidences and contradictions -- Schama creates a dazzling and supremely vital work of historical imagination.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schama, Simon
Dewey number
  • 974.461030922
  • B
  • 973.6-J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolfe, James
  • Parkman, Francis
  • Parkman, George
  • Death
  • Death
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations, Simon Schama
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The many deaths of General Wolfe. At the face of the cliff -- In command -- Deep in the forest -- On the heights of Abraham -- Death of a Harvard man. Honest sweat: the blacksmith's son -- Income: the pedestrian -- Enterprise: the janitor -- Debt: skyrocket Jack -- Taking stock: the prisoner and the public -- Accounts rendered: lawyers, doctors and other solid citizens -- Payment pending: the press, the preachers and the prisoner -- Settlements: the legatees
Control code
FIEb1056942x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780679402138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)22488508
Label
Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations, Simon Schama
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The many deaths of General Wolfe. At the face of the cliff -- In command -- Deep in the forest -- On the heights of Abraham -- Death of a Harvard man. Honest sweat: the blacksmith's son -- Income: the pedestrian -- Enterprise: the janitor -- Debt: skyrocket Jack -- Taking stock: the prisoner and the public -- Accounts rendered: lawyers, doctors and other solid citizens -- Payment pending: the press, the preachers and the prisoner -- Settlements: the legatees
Control code
FIEb1056942x
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780679402138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)22488508

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