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The Quotable Historian,9780071357333

The Quotable Historian

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Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 5/1/2000
Publisher(s): MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

Provides a resource for students, speech writers, teachers, and trivia buffs of all kinds. Provides a collection of over a thousand different perspectives on nearly three-thousand years of human experience.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
To the Reader xi
Action
1(2)
America and the American Character
3(7)
American Revolution
10(1)
The American West and the Frontier
11(2)
Assassination
13(1)
Beginnings and Endings
13(1)
Biography
14(1)
Books
15(1)
Capitalism
16(1)
Thomas Carlyle
16(1)
Cause and Effect
17(1)
Change and Tradition
18(2)
Chaos Versus Order
20(1)
Character
20(1)
The Civil War
21(1)
Civilization
22(2)
Class and Caste
24(2)
Commerce
26(1)
Communism
26(2)
Conflict and Crisis
28(1)
Conquest
29(1)
Consequences
29(1)
Courage
30(1)
Creativity and Imagination
31(4)
Crime and Corruption
35(1)
Criticism
36(1)
Culture and Society
37(2)
Curiosity
39(1)
Deceit and Deception
39(2)
Decisions
41(1)
Democracy
42(3)
Discontent
45(1)
Economics
45(1)
Education
46(1)
Enemies
47(1)
England and the English
48(1)
Events
48(1)
Expression and Language
49(5)
Fad and Fashion
54(1)
Favors and Patronage
55(1)
Folklore and Myth
55(2)
Folly and Vanity
57(3)
France and the French
60(1)
Gentlemen
61(1)
Germany and the Germans
61(1)
God and Religion
62(6)
Government
68(2)
Germany and Ambition
70(1)
Greed
70(1)
Happiness
71(1)
Heroism
72(2)
Historians and the Historian's Craft
74(13)
The Nature of History
87(15)
Honor
102(1)
Human Nature and the Human Condition
102(2)
Hype and Skepticism
104(3)
Ideals and Idealism
107(1)
Ignorance
108(1)
Immigrants
109(1)
Intolerance and Hatred
109(1)
Knowledge
110(3)
Leaders
113(4)
Liberty and Justice
117(3)
Logic and Reason
120(1)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
121(1)
Marxism
121(1)
Misery
122(1)
Money and Profit
122(2)
Morality
124(2)
Nations and Nationalism
126(2)
Nature and Natural World
128(1)
Oppression and Persecution
129(1)
Order
130(1)
``Our'' Times---and the Times to came
131(4)
The Past
135(1)
Patriotism
136(1)
Philosophy
137(1)
Politics
138(3)
Poverty
141(1)
Power
141(2)
Press and Media
143(1)
Privacy
144(1)
Progress
145(6)
Public Opinion
151(1)
Race and Racism
151(2)
Rationality and Irrationality
153(1)
Reform
153(1)
Revolution and Unrest
154(2)
Russia
156(1)
Sense and Nonsense
157(2)
Sport
159(1)
Struggle
160(1)
Thought
161(1)
Truth and Perception
162(4)
Tyranny and Totalitarianism
166(1)
Urban Life
167(1)
Vice and Virtue
168(1)
War
169(6)
Women
175(2)
Work
177(2)
World War I
179(1)
World War II
180(2)
Youth and Children
182(1)
Index 183

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