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The History Makers by Richard Cohen
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Nov 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781400068760

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“What a brilliant achievement! Like all Richard Cohen’s writing, The History Makers opens a dialogue with the reader—grave and witty, suave yet pointed, erudite yet engaging and full of energy. It has huge scope but never forfeits the telling detail. It is scholarly, lively, quotable, up-to-date, and fun.”—Hilary Mantel, author of the bestselling Thomas Cromwell trilogy

“What a grand, illuminating, and fun book! Richard Cohen takes us on a learned tour through the cacophony of history and of the characters who’ve told the stories that shape us. To understand who we are, we have to understand who we’ve been—and, as Cohen amply demonstrates, who has formed those understandings.”—Jon Meacham,  author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House and Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
 
“Richard Cohen has written an utterly engaging love letter to history’s hidden story tellers. Provocative, funny but scrupulously fair, The History Makers is a timely reminder that history doesn’t write itself.”—Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of DevonshireA World on Fire, and The World Made by Women

“With meticulous research and riveting anecdotes, Richard Cohen has peeled back the hidden history behind those who record our past. He brilliantly shows how an extraordinary gallery of characters—from prodigies to charlatans, from ideologues to heroes—has exposed, shaped, and, at times, bent and even covered up the facts. In the process, Cohen has achieved what only the finest historians can: He has scrupulously and engagingly made history.”—David Grann, bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z

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