Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History - Margaret MacMillan

In this timely and outstanding work of scholarship, Margaret MacMillan, the prize-winning Oxford professor and author of Paris 1919 and Nixon and Mao, examines the many uses to which history is put in academic, national, and international debate. Dangerous Games (Modern Library, $22) warns us against the tendency to regard different situations as analogous; it’s reductive and misleading, for instance, to see today’s war in Iraq as simply another Vietnam. For those historians, generals, and statesmen who search for parallels, she cautions against the perils of erroneous, insufficient, and/or irrelevant information as well as oversimplification.

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ISBN: 9780812979961
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Modern Library - July 13th, 2010