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History's People: Personalities and the Past
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher House of Anansi Pr
Publication date November 15, 2016
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781487001377
ISBN-10 1487001371
Dimensions 0 by 5 by 8 in.
Original list price $15.95
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In History’s People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her. Some have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times. Others are memorable for being risk-takers, adventurers, or observers. She looks at the concept of leadership through Bismarck and the unification of Germany; William Lyon MacKenzie King and the preservation of the Canadian Federation; Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the bringing of a unified United States into the Second World War. She also notes how leaders can make huge and often destructive mistakes, as in the cases of Hitler, Stalin, and Thatcher. Richard Nixon and Samuel de Champlain are examples of daring risk-takers who stubbornly went their own ways, often in defiance of their own societies. Then there are the dreamers, explorers, and adventurers, individuals like Fanny Parkes and Elizabeth Simcoe who manage to defy or ignore the constraints of their own societies. Finally, there are the observers, such as Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India, and Victor Klemperer, a Holocaust survivor, who kept the notes and diaries that bring the past to life.

History’s People is about the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781487000059
 
from House of Anansi Pr (October 13, 2015)
9781487000059 | details & prices | 389 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In History’s People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her.
from House of Anansi Pr (September 22, 2015)
9781487000066 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $24.95
About: The past is a great canvas and across it sweep the currents that move human affairs.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780415027052 Book cover for 9780534528843 Book cover for 9781487001377
 
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Reprint edition from House of Anansi Pr (November 15, 2016)
9781487001377 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $15.95
About: In History’s People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her.
With G. Tyler Miller | from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (June 1, 1997); titled "Sustaining the Earth: An Integrated Approach"
9780534528843 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $74.95
This edition also contains Sustaining the Earth: An Integrated Approach
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With William Shakespeare | from Van Nostrand Reinhold (June 1, 1993); titled "Timon of Athens"
9780415027052 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Timon of Athens
About: Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play Scene-by-scene plot summaries A key to famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

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