History in Our Time

By David Cannadine
(Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300077025, 320pp.)

Publication Date: October 1998

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Composed with characteristic fluency and verve, this book presents a collection of recent writings by Cannadine, the most accomplished historical essayist of his generation. Covering 19th- and 20th-century Britain, the pieces include subjects as varied as suicide and divorce, patriotism and empire, class and privacy, and the cult of "Victorian values".
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