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How to write history that people want to read

Author: Ann Curthoys; Ann McGrath
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Curthoys; Ann McGrath
ISBN: 9780230304963 0230304966
OCLC Number: 949275624
Notes: Originally published: Australia : UNSW Press, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Which history to tell? --
Who is your history for? --
Crying in the archives --
History in 3D : visual, oral and material sources --
How to avoid writer's block --
Once upon a time : beginnings and endings --
Narrative, plot, action! --
Styling pasts for presents --
Character and emotion --
Footnote fetishism : quotes and notes --
Tough love : editing and revising --
Epilogue: the after party- marketing, celebrating and reviews.
Responsibility: Ann Curthoys, Ann McGrath.

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'A really excellent book. It is written in a bright, informal style with some hard-and-fast rules balanced with advice, warning and very positive encouragement.' Alan Atkinson, author of The Read more...

 
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