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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

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

Simon Schama

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“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.



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

Ecco, 9780062009876, 448pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012



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.