The Great Adventure at Washington: The Story of the Conference (Classic Reprint)

The Great Adventure at Washington: The Story of the Conference (Classic Reprint)

by Mark Sullivan
     
 

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You can't do anything that involves as much work and thought as this book did without learning a good deal; and one of the most penetrating reflections that arose out of putting this book together is on the difference between writing history long after the event, and writing it while it

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Excerpt from The Great Adventure at Washington: The Story of the Conference

You can't do anything that involves as much work and thought as this book did without learning a good deal; and one of the most penetrating reflections that arose out of putting this book together is on the difference between writing history long after the event, and writing it while it is in the making. The latter process has handicaps, which are both great and obvious; but also it has advantages that are great but not obvious. We commonly say that an adequate and comprehensive history of an event like the Washington Conference can only be written years later, after all the documents have become accessible. That is true. But it is also true that what these later and more pretentious histories may gain in exhaustiveness, they are pretty sure to lose in vividness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330803790
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2015
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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