The Uses and Abuses of History

by Margaret Macmillan

Penguin Canada | March 17, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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History can be a very useful tool in understanding why we and those we must deal with think and react in certain ways. But in the wrong hands it can be dangerous and used to foster a sense of grievance or a desire for revenge. Eminent historian Margaret MacMillan is fascinated by the power of history in our thinking. In The Uses and Abuses of History, she points out some of the traps that we can fall into when assessing the present in light of the past.

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Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143175254

ISBN - 13: 9780143175254

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it... This is MacMillan at her best! A very short yet good read. Anyone who is interested in history must have this book.
Date published: 2011-10-17

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The Uses and Abuses of History

by Margaret Macmillan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 17, 2009

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143175254

ISBN - 13: 9780143175254

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History can be a very useful tool in understanding why we and those we must deal with think and react in certain ways. But in the wrong hands it can be dangerous and used to foster a sense of grievance or a desire for revenge. Eminent historian Margaret MacMillan is fascinated by the power of history in our thinking. In The Uses and Abuses of History, she points out some of the traps that we can fall into when assessing the present in light of the past.