"The Christina O, in a large sense, is a boat that's all about a marital train wreck," says Christina historian Kate Braithwaite.
“Authorized biographies are glorified press releases,” says historian José Murilo de Carvalho.
He is a policy wonk who knows the issues inside out, and a historian who can give any subject a grand rhetorical sweep.
The Bay of Pigs was, in the words of the historian Robert Draper, “one of those rare events in history—a perfect failure.”
Some of it, historian Frank Biess explains, was simply pacifism.
The very imperfections of the novelist have become the charms of the historian.
It is Stubbs—historian Bishop—with witty saying falling from his lips.
In truth no historian may ever tell of the end of the Great Uprising, for it had no end, but it goeth ever on and on.
He's an Oxford historian with a new recipe for cooking history.
You speak rather like a historian than like a sufferer and an actor.
mid-15c., from Middle French historien (14c.), from Latin historia (see history). As "writer of history in the higher sense" (distinguished from a mere annalist or chronicler), from 1530s. The Old English word was þeod-wita.
[T]he historian's fallacy is the error of assuming that a man who has a given historical experience knows it, when he has had it, to be all that a historian would know it to be, with the advantage of historical perspective. [David Hackett Fischer, "Historians' Fallacies," 1970]
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