Scribble, Scribble, Scribble:
Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother
April 20, 2011
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store is very pleased to welcome historian and art historian SIMON SCHAMA as he discusses his newest collection of essays, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother.
"In these lively essays and reportage, Columbia historian Schama turns his omnivorous erudition and warm prose to a vast array of topics. There are incisive historical essays on everything from Europeans' evolving image of the 'Unloved American' to Churchill's oratory and, in a deliciously cruel book review, the 'pigmification of historical scale' in micromonographs. There are meditations on the art of Rembrandt and Richard Avedon; reportage from British and American election campaigns; disdainful commentary on the Bush administration, and a stew to ice cream smorgasbord of foodie articles, recipes included. Schama is essentially the reporter-pundit with a chair in history, illuminating the most contemporary of topics in the buttery glow of historical context.... He approaches every subject with gusto and amusement and, like your favorite professor, always has smart things to say." —Publishers Weekly
"This book is a clarion call for a return to a public discourse based on eloquence."
—The Independent (UK)
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