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Dead certainties : unwarranted speculations

Author: Simon Schama
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An experiment in historical narration: two true "tales"--each involving a violent death, each linked to a great, tragic Boston dynasty, that of General James Wolfe, killed at the battle of Quebec in 1759 and the second, the death of George Parkman, eccentric Boston luminary. Both tales are linked by the fate of the dynasty of the Parkmans of Boston and by Schama's sense of the irrecoverable distance between events  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fallstudiensammlung
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schama, Simon.
Dead certainties.
New York : Knopf, 1991
(OCoLC)609310716
Named Person: James Wolfe; Francis Parkman; George Parkman; James Wolfe; Francis Parkman; George Parkman; James (Soldat Wolfe; Parkman, Francis <1823-1893> - Mort et sépulture.; Parkman, George <1790-1849> - Mort et sépulture.; Wolfe, James <1727-1759> - Mort et sépulture.; James Wolfe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Schama
ISBN: 0679402136 9780679402138 0394222202 9780394222202
OCLC Number: 22488508
Description: 333 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: The many deaths of General Wolfe. At the face of the cliff --
In command --
Deep in the forest --
On the heights of Abraham --
Death of a Harvard man. Honest sweat: the blacksmith's son --
Income: the pedestrian --
Enterprise: the janitor --
Debt: skyrocket Jack --
Taking stock: the prisoner and the public --
Accounts rendered: lawyers, doctors and other solid citizens --
Payment pending: the press, the preachers and the prisoner --
Settlements: the legatees.
Responsibility: Simon Schama.
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An experiment in historical narration: two true "tales"--each involving a violent death, each linked to a great, tragic Boston dynasty, that of General James Wolfe, killed at the battle of Quebec in 1759 and the second, the death of George Parkman, eccentric Boston luminary. Both tales are linked by the fate of the dynasty of the Parkmans of Boston and by Schama's sense of the irrecoverable distance between events and their narration, of the death of certainty--Jacket.

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