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Author: Richard J. Evans Narrator: Julian Elfer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781977377067
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A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian’s workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.

E. H. Carr’s What Is History?, a classic introduction to the field, may now give way to a worthy successor. In his compact, intriguing survey, Richard J. Evans shows us how historians manage to extract meaning from the recalcitrant past. To materials that are frustratingly meager, or overwhelmingly profuse, they bring an array of tools that range from agreed-upon rules of documentation and powerful computer models to the skilled investigator’s sudden insight, all employed with the aim of reconstructing a verifiable, usable past. Evans defends this commitment to historical knowledge from the attacks of postmodernist critics who see all judgments as subjective. Evans brings “a remarkable range, a nose for the archives, a taste for controversy, and a fluent pen” (New Republic) to this splendid work.

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  • “It is difficult to imagine a stronger or more convincing case than Evans’ for the distinctiveness of historical knowledge as a mode of human thought.”

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About the Author

Richard J. Evans is professor of modern history at Cambridge University. He is the author of In Defense of History, Lying About Hitler, The Coming of the Third Reich, and The Third Reich in Power, among other books. He appears frequently on television and writes for a number of publications; he has also been a keynote speaker at numerous universities and academic conferences around the world.

About the Narrator

Julian Elfer is an award-winning, classically trained British actor with extensive stage experience. He studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and the British Academy at Oxford University, where he studied with the likes of Derek Jacobi, Fiona Shaw, and Alan Rickman. Elfer currently resides and acts in New York City.