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by Simon Schama
Dead Certainties is divided into two unequal parts. The first glosses the death of general James Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Dead Certainties is divided into two unequal parts. It is interested in the process of mythologizing that followed the battle, by which a semi-official, heroic commemoration came to substitute for other historical versions.
Dead Certainties is a bit of a strange book. Simon Schama combines two stories within it: one called The Many Deaths of General Wolfe recounts Wolfe"s demise in battle, and then looks at the mythologising that followed it, in the forms of Benjamin West's famous painting, and the history of Francis Parkman. The second story, called Death of a Harvard Man, occupies most of the book.
Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations). In this "infinitely beguiling book," renowned historian Simon Schama explores two fascinating historical narratives about money and murder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Small octavo (5 by 7-3/4 inches), original black cloth, original dust jacket. Never before has Schama mingled fiction with history, or, for that matter, focused largely on American history" (New York Times). It is "a virtuoso performance" (New Republic).
Schama examines this death, and how Wolfe was made to die again - through the spectacular painting by Benjamin West, and through the writings of the 19th-century historian Francis Parkman. Schama's second death concerns Parkman's uncle, George Parkman of Harvard Medical College, who disappeared in 1849 in mysterious circumstances and who was rumoured to have been murdered by a colleague. On 13 September 1759, General James Wolfe, having led the British troops up the St Lawrence to victory in the Battle of Quebec, died on the Heights of Abraham
Unwarranted Speculations. About Dead Certainties. Like his The Embarrassment of Riches and the bestselling Citizens, Simon Schama’s latest book is both history and literature of immense stylishness and ambition.
Unwarranted Speculations. But Dead Certainties goes beyond these more conventional histories to address the deeper enigmas that confront a student of the past.
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More personal and idiosyncratic than Dead Certainties, this book was more traditionally structured and better-defined in its approach Plaudits came from the . .
Simon Schama's "Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations)" is an interesting foray into the murky realm of historiography
Simon Schama's "Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations)" is an interesting foray into the murky realm of historiography. The book is comprised of two "tales:" that of General James Wolfe who (purportedly) meets his end at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 and that of George Parkman, a Harvard Professor who met a grisly end in 1849 - which Schama treats as an historical "murder mystery.
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On 13 September 1759, General James Wolfe, having led the British troops up the St Lawrence to victory in the Battle of Quebec, died on the Heights of Abraham. Schama examines this death, and how Wolfe was made to die again - through the spectacular painting by Benjamin West, and through the writings of the 19th-century historian Francis Parkman.
From Simon Schama's 'Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations)', re-published by Granta (£16. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.