In this widely-acclaimed volume, some of our greatest historians address the facts—and fiction—as seen in Hollywood’s often epic recreations of historical events. Distinghuished historians such as Stephen Ambrose, Antonia Fraser, James McPherson, Gerda Lerner, Dee Brown, Frances FitzGerald, David Levering Lewis, and Simon Schama explore the relationship between film and the historical record. Offering hundreds of movie stills, archival photographs, maps, and other illustrations, along with sidebars on related historical events, Past Imperfect sheds new light on the uses of history in popular culture.
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In our increasingly visual culture, a growing amount of what we learn about history comes from the movies. This unusual and cornucopian book draws on the knowledge of 60 experts who examine the historical accuracy of a splendid array of classic movies such as Julius Caesar, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Last of the Mohicans, Gallipoli, and Gandhi. They reveal what each movie has done right and wrong in portraying the complex threads of the stories as known to the world's most qualified scholars. Highly Recommended.About the Author:
Mark C. Carnes is the chairman of the department of history at Barnard College, Columbia University, and the executive secretary of the Society of American Historians.
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Descrizione libro Holt Paperbacks, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0805037608
Descrizione libro Holt Paperbacks, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0805037608
Descrizione libro Holt Paperbacks, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110805037608