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Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer; C-SPAN (Television network)
Publisher: West Lafayette, IN : C-SPAN Archives, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Mr. Hoffer talked about his book Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellisles, Ellis, and Goodwin, published by PublicAffairs. An adviser to the American Historical Association on plagiarism, Professor Hoffer focused on four notorious recent cases of professional historical misconduct in his book. Among the topics he addressed were the professional study  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Peter Charles Hoffer; Michael A Bellesiles; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Stephen E Ambrose; Joseph J Ellis
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Charles Hoffer; C-SPAN (Television network)
OCLC Number: 325000199
Notes: Title from container.
An episode of the C-SPAN program: Booknotes
Performer(s): With: Peter Charles Hoffer, Professor, University of Georgia, History.
Event notes: Event occurred October 18, 2004, Washington, District of Columbia.
Description: 1 videodisc : (58 minutes) : sd.,col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Booknotes (Television program)

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Mr. Hoffer talked about his book Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Frauds - American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellisles, Ellis, and Goodwin, published by PublicAffairs. An adviser to the American Historical Association on plagiarism, Professor Hoffer focused on four notorious recent cases of professional historical misconduct in his book. Among the topics he addressed were the professional study of history, the battle between academic and popular history, and professional standards for journalists and historians.

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