Item Details

History's People: Personalities and the Past

Margaret MacMillan
Format
Book
Published
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2015.
Language
English
Series
CBC Massey Lectures
Massey Lectures Series
ISBN
9781487000059, 1487000057, 9781487000073, 1487000073
Summary
"In this year's highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times--and sometimes with huge consequences, as in the cases of Hitler, Stalin, and Thatcher. She also acknowledges people such as Richard Nixon and George W. Bush who stubbornly went their own ways, often in defiance of their own societies. Then there are those like Samuel de Champlain, the dreamers, explorers, or adventurers who stand out in history for who they were as much as for what they did. Finally, there are the observers, such as Michel de Montaigne, who kept the notes and diaries that bring the past to life for us. History's People is about the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times, and the transformative moments that have shaped the world today."--
Contents
  • Persuasion and the art of leadership
  • Hubris
  • Daring
  • Curiosity
  • Observers.
Description
389 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-268) and index.
Other Forms
Issued also in electronic format.
Technical Details
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