Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Historians and Their Shtick: The Pauline Maier Edition

Pauline Maier, Historian Who Described Jefferson as ‘Overrated,’ Dies at 75. (The New York Times, 8/13/2013)

Her aim is not so true. Professor Maier aimed her books at general as well as scholarly audiences by building suspense in telling stories whose outcome readers already knew. Her model was the popular historian Barbara Tuchman, who made a point of never mentioning an outcome until its proper moment in the story.

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