A short guide to writing about history

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HarperCollins College Publishers, 1995 - History - 205 pages
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A "must have" for students taking any history course that requires writing, "A Short Guide to Writing About History" stresses thinking and writing like a historian. Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history. Any one who writes about history.

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User Review  - Mark Jacobsen - Goodreads

This guide to writing history is intended for younger students who are new to historical research. The tone seems directed towards undergraduates, but much of the advice is relevant to students of any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Tildsley - Goodreads

Good advice and a quick read. The book is targeted more toward college students thinking about history writing, but I found a good bit of information for my own purposes. I intend to email the writer, as he suggests in his book, and talking to him more about a few issues. Read full review



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Richard Marius directed the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University for sixteen years, teaching students and creating the philosophy for the only course required of all Harvard undergraduates. That philosophy is embodied in this book. He is the author of three novels, biographies of Thomas More and Martin Luther, and several textbooks on writing including the McGRAW-HILL COLLEGE HANDBOOK which he wrote with Harvey Wiener. His articles have appeared in publications as diverse as the medieval journal, Tradition and the nonmedieval journal, Esquire. He reviews books for many periodicals, including The New York Times, and he writes a regular book review column for Harvard Magazine. He was one of the editors of The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More, and with Keith Frome, he has edited the Columbia Anthology of Civil War Poetry. He now teaches English and Religious Studies at Harvard and is at work on a fourth novel and a large book on Martin Luther. In 1993 he was awarded the Harvard Foundation Medal for his contributions to minorities at Harvard.

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