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Recovering the past : a historian's memoir

Author: Forrest McDonald
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forrest McDonald is a legend in his own time. Named the sixteenth Jefferson Lecturer by the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is one of our most eminent historians and the author of numerous works on the early American Republic, the Constitution, and the American presidency. Renowned for his sly wit and iconoclasm, he is also a conservative in a mostly liberal profession, a man who believes that his
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDonald, Forrest.
Recovering the past.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2004
(OCoLC)607395756
Online version:
McDonald, Forrest.
Recovering the past.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2004
(OCoLC)608585968
Named Person: Forrest McDonald; Forrest McDonald; Forrest McDonald
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Forrest McDonald
ISBN: 0700613293 9780700613298
OCLC Number: 53887542
Description: vii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: On the historical enterprise. --
The world as I entered it. --
A new game and a new player. --
The adventures of We the people. --
A barefoot boy in the Ivy League, and a lot of new players. --
The sixties, seventies, and a bit beyond. --
The grand finale. --
Appendix: The intellectual world of the founding fathers.
Responsibility: Forrest McDonald.
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Forrest McDonald is the NEH's sixteenth Jefferson Lecturer, an eminent historians and the author of numerous works on the early American republic, the Constitution, and the American presidency. Here  Read more...

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"This book is as engaging as it is provocative. McDonald's autobiographical one-man tour through the major battles of twentieth-century American historiography is hard to put down."--Pauline Maier, Read more...

 
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