How to Write History That People Want to Read

Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.
How to Write History That People Want to Read Drawn from decades of experience this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians public historians professional hi

  • Title: How to Write History That People Want to Read
  • Author: Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath
  • ISBN: 9781742230863
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “How to Write History That People Want to Read”

    1. Not every section was relevant for me (at least not yet!) but it gave me lots of ideas and expectations for future writing. Very helpful and inspiring, with great tips/anecdotes/humour from the authors. I definitely recommend it to fellow history students and historians.

    2. “Sadly, historical writing has quite a bad reputation. Newspaper reviewers will often praise a history book because it’s not like a history book. They will say it’s ‘as good as fiction’ and thus ‘a pleasure to read.’….” Ann Curthoys and Ann McGrath, How to Write History That People Want to Read (Palgrave MacMillan, NY, 2011 edition), p.2.The number of “how to” books directed at the Ph.D. who desires to turn a doctoral thesis into a book suggests that many have gotten all th [...]

    3. I have a penchant for writing books. This one appealed to me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was written by a pair of authors who are Australian. I was interested to get an Australian perspective to the ressearch and writing process. I also picked up this book because it deals specifically with history writing, which seems to differ to contemporary novel writing, especially for those of us who are pedantic about facts in historical novels.This book seems primarily directed at nonfiction wri [...]

    4. Bravo!So helpful! Bravo! Great resource to help me write my dissertation. I have highlighted many important paragraphs that will keep me focused. Really enjoyed this wonderful tool.

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