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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

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Simon Schama, the author of "The Embarrassment of Riches" and "Citizens", sets out to tell the history of two certainties, of two deaths. In ... Show synopsis

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  • Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations (Penguin Books / Granta) – Mass-market paperback (1992)
    by Simon Schama

    Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations
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    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books / Granta
    1992
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0140140425
    ISBN-13: 9780140140422

    Simon Schama, the author of "The Embarrassment of Riches" and "Citizens", sets out to tell the history of two certainties, of two deaths. In discussing the "speculations" surrounding them, he finds himself involved in a history he cannot classify - the unpredictable history of stories. On 13 September 1759, General James Wolfe, having led the British troops up the St Lawrence to victory in the Battle of Quebec, died on the Heights of Abraham. Schama examines this death, and how Wolfe was made to die again - through the ... Show more

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