UM Professor of History Richard Drake Reading. Tuesday December 18th. 6 p.m.

Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501715167
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Published: Cornell University Press - December 15th, 2018

Richard Drake presents a new interpretation of Charles Austin Beard's life and work. The foremost American historian and a leading public intellectual in the first half of the twentieth century, Beard participated actively in the debates about American politics and foreign policy surrounding the two world wars. Drake takes this famous man's life and rewrites his intellectual biography by placing the European dimension of Beard's thought at the center. This radical change of critical focus allows Drake to correct previous biographers' oversights and, in Charles Austin Beard, present a far more nuanced appreciation for Beard's life than we have read before.

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