In 1963, distinguished historian Samuel Eliot Morison was awarded the first Balzan Prize in History, a prize that rivals the Nobel Prize in splendor and munificence. Receiving the award in Rome, he delivered an address, "The Experiences and Principles of an Historian," which is included in this book along with a fascinating account of the award ceremonies. Drawing extensively from his own published work to illustrate how a master historian deals with a variety of problems, he includes examples from social history, biography, political history, and military history.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and received such other awards as the Bancroft Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A master seaman himself, he also taught at Harvard University for forty years, and was the author of numerous scholarly and popular works.
Frederick Davidson (1932–2005) was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He performed in BBC radio plays before coming to America in 1976. He went on to record more than eight hundred audiobooks, garnering AudioFile's Golden Voice Award, numerous Earphones Awards, and a GRAMMY® nomination for his readings.