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How to Write History That People Want to Read

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ISBN-10: 0230290388

ISBN-13: 9780230290389

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ann Curthoys, Ann McGrath

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This title is a guide to writing history. It advises writers on how much research is necessary, how to manage notes and files, when you should start writing, whether to use the first person and whether to structure your work chronologically or thematically.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 6/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 265
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.32" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Introduction: Navigating history in the 21st century
Which history to tell?
Who is your history for?
Crying in the archives
History in 3D: Visual, oral and material sources
How to avoid writer's block
Once upon a time: Beginnings and endings
Narrative, plot, action!
Styling pasts for presents
Character and emotion
Footnote fetishism: Quotes and notes
Tough love: Editing and revising
Epilogue: The after party - marketing, celebrating and reviews