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History by John H. Arnold
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Feb 14, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 05 to 13, 2012

The study of history has never been an easy field to define as there are so many variables. The past isn’t as simple as one might imagine when bias, cultural perspective, and interpretation are thrown into the mix. Arnold explores all of these elements with real examples (that aren’t always found in basic textbooks), giving the average person a sense of the challenges historians face while piecing together the past. As a history teacher, his book was a nice refresher on why I decided to go into historical studies – real people and real events always tell the best stories! Had it not been for some overly casual language in some places (I'm still a firm believer that the phrases, "this book" and "this chapter" should never be used in formal writing), I would have rated this a full five stars.

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