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Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think About History Paperback – 22 Jun 2012


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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2 edition (22 June 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444351400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444351408
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a useful, relatively clear guide on how to write and frame a history essay or research paper, with a structure which easily allows the reader to dip in and out of the book. Its clear prose makes it much more accessible to younger students....pleasing and clear, [it] makes the theoretical process of showing someone how to write an essay fun. [The author's] style is engaging, and his pop culture references are particularly appreciated throughout....an excellent tool for history teachers and students in a secondary school." - The York Historian

Praise for the first edition:

?There's a level of sophistication in Essaying the Past that is disguised by its utterly clear and engaging style. Jim Cullen tells students just what they need to know to write about the past.?
? Mari Jo Buhle, Brown University

?The ultimate insider?s guide to historical writing, the new gold standard in the field.?
? Kerry Walk, Otis College of Art and Design


Praise for the second edition:

?Newly revised and better than ever, Essaying the Past remains the single most useful resource for history students and instructors in high school and college.?
? Burke Miller, Northern Kentucky University

?Jim Cullen presents a compelling case for the historical essay as a tool of learning and plots the course for success with a rare combination of clarity, sophistication, humor, and easy candor.?
? James E. Wadsworth, Stonehill College

?A clear, concise and engaging guide to the practice of history. Jim Cullen excels in walking students through all the steps of researching and writing a persuasive paper.?
? Carter Jones Meyer, Ramapo College of New Jersey

?In this first-rate book, Jim Cullen delivers a concise and accessible guide to the critical work that historians do: reading, writing, and thinking about history. Students will find it informative and a pleasure to read.?
? Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, Kent State University

?With lucidity, verve, and empathy, Cullen lays the writing process bare, including fumbles, setbacks, and paths not taken. In analyzing the writing of history, he also shows why it matters.?
? Roberta Pergher, The University of Kansas

Review

Praise for the first edition:

There′s a level of sophistication in Essaying the Past that is disguised by its utterly clear and engaging style. Jim Cullen tells students just what they need to know to write about the past.
Mari Jo Buhle, Brown University

The ultimate insider s guide to historical writing, the new gold standard in the field.
Kerry Walk, Otis College of Art and Design


Praise for the second edition:

Newly revised and better than ever, Essaying the Past remains the single most useful resource for history students and instructors in high school and college.
Burke Miller, Northern Kentucky University

Jim Cullen presents a compelling case for the historical essay as a tool of learning and plots the course for success with a rare combination of clarity, sophistication, humor, and easy candor.
James E. Wadsworth, Stonehill College

A clear, concise and engaging guide to the practice of history. Jim Cullen excels in walking students through all the steps of researching and writing a persuasive paper.
Carter Jones Meyer, Ramapo College of New Jersey

In this first–rate book, Jim Cullen delivers a concise and accessible guide to the critical work that historians do: reading, writing, and thinking about history. Students will find it informative and a pleasure to read.
Elizabeth Smith–Pryor, Kent State University

With lucidity, verve, and empathy, Cullen lays the writing process bare, including fumbles, setbacks, and paths not taken. In analyzing the writing of history, he also shows why it matters.
Roberta Pergher, The University of Kansas


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