Items related to The Uses and Abuses of History

The Uses and Abuses of History

3.65 avg rating
( 1,493 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781846682100: The Uses and Abuses of History
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

No history lover should fail to digest the lessons of this short but brilliant book. (Simon Heffer Daily Telegraph)

A magnificent book, wise and timely (Tribune)

This is history used as its own best argument (Toronto Sun)

Swift and bracing (Independent 2010-04-23)

Book Description:

'MacMillan has written illuminatingly on topics as diverse as the 1919 Paris peace conference and Nixon in China. Perhaps more unusually she is also a gifted writer, and her account of the various uses of history is wonderfully accessible. Her message - that we cannot help invoking the past when we try to shape the future, but should use it with due caution and humility - is a salutary one for politicians' John Gray

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781846682049: The Uses and Abuses of History

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1846682045 ISBN 13: 9781846682049
Publisher: Profile Books, 2009
Softcover

9780670066803: The Uses and Abuses of History

Viking..., 2008
Hardcover

9780143054788: The Uses and Abuses of History (Joanne Goodman Lecture Series)

Profil..., 2009
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Professor Margaret MacMillan
Published by Profile Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect. Seller Inventory # HUK9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Professor Margaret MacMillan
Published by Profile Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English. Brand new Book. The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history. In response, she urges us to treat the past with care and respect. Seller Inventory # HUK9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Margaret MacMillan
Published by Profile 2010-04-01, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Professor Margaret Macmillan
Published by Profile Books Ltd, London (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. past with care and respect. History is often hijacked by suppression, manipulation and downright deception; MacMillan highlights cases of this throughout history, touching on topics as diverse as the 1919 Paris peace conference and Nixon in China, urging readers to treat the past with care and respect. 'No history lover should fail to digest the lessons of this short but brilliant book' Simon Heffer, "Daily Telegraph" Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

5.

MacMillan, Professor Margaret
Published by Profile Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Main. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN184668210X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

MacMillan, Professor Margaret
Published by Profile Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 184668210X-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
15.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

MacMillan, Professor Margaret
Published by Profile Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Softcover Quantity: 17
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781846682100_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Professor Margaret MacMillan
Published by Profile Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.55 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __184668210X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Professor Margaret MacMillan
Published by Profile Books Ltd (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Paperback / softback Quantity: 15
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present. Seller Inventory # B9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

MacMillan, Professor Margaret
Published by Profile Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 184668210X ISBN 13: 9781846682100
New Softcover Quantity: 18
Seller:

Book Description Condition: New. 2010. Main. Paperback. Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: HBA; HBG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 128 x 14. Weight in Grams: 152. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781846682100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.95
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book