History Hunting: A Guide for Fellow Adventurers (Google eBook)
James Cortada's History Hunting is a compelling blend of memoir and practical introduction to historical research. Each chapter opens with research stories retold with wit and warmth, then moves into how-to mode to describe the historian's craft. The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local historical society or the next family reunion, in the National Archives or the vast reaches of the World Wide Web. It is both a good read and a primer on the best practices for researchers, packed with useful bibliographies, vetted websites, and intriguing previews of the future of historical research.
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