Scribble, Scribble, Scribble (Paperback)

Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother

By Simon Schama

Ecco, 9780062009876, 448pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/2011)
Paperback (7/1/2011)

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Description

“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”
—Boston Globe

“A writer of gorgeous prose.”
Washington Post

The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us.



About the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His award-winning books include Scribble, Scribble, Scribble; The American Future: A History; National Book Critics Circle Award winner Rough Crossings; The Power of Art; The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations); Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; and the History of Britain trilogy. He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and The History Channel, including the Emmy-winning Power of Art, on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.



Praise For Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother

“[T]his robust, generous smorgasbord has pretty much something for every palate.”
— New York Times

“Willfully miscellaneaous... addictively readable... [Schama] is clever, versatile, and extremely likable.”
— Financial Times

This sparkling, effervescent collection bridges the gap between scholarly and popular writing... It is excellent holiday reading.”
— The Spectator

“An enticing collection of pieces old and new, a bedside book of rich insights.”
— The Observer

“It really is very good... Witty, learned, informative, and clarifying.”
— Evening Standard (London)

“His eloquence is on magnificent display in this new book: a delightful collection of journalistic essays.”
— The Independent on Sunday

“The most stimulating and surprising writing here is on cooking and eating... A diverting personal history.”
— The Telegraph

“In these lively essays and reportage… Schama… turns his omnivorous erudition and warm prose to a vast array of topics. … He approaches every subject with gusto and amusement and … always has smart things to say.”
— Publishers Weekly

“[C]ollections of essays don’t come any better than this. All readers who like lively writing and good thinking, especially relating to art criticism and history, will enjoy this book.”
— Library Journal