25 October 2007

Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War

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A new book, published by Oxford University Press, 25 October 2007.

‘The great Italian historian, Arnoldo Momigliano, could, his admirers said, make history “out of two used bus tickets” . Patrick Wright can not only do the same; he proves that the litter, the ruins, the rusty old vehicles of the past are our most trustworthy records of the heap of hope, deathliness and mendacity which is history. What’s more, he adduces such proofs in some of the most vigorous, ironic and generous-hearted prose of any historian of our day…’ Fred Inglis, Independent, 25 January 2008.

‘A work of wit, style and waggish erudition. I was informed and delighted by its originality.’ – John le Carré.

Patrick Wright - Iron Curtain - Miller and his men

New book published by Oxford University Press on 25 October 2007. Read more about it» | Order from Amazon.co.uk»| Read OUP page» |Listen to my discussion with Brent Siddall on Transworld Radio (tx: 19 November 2007) here»

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