How to Read a History Book

This is not a book about history. Rather, it's a book about history books. You
might well ask, “Why would I want to read a book about history books?” That's a
fair question. If you don't read history books, there's no reason at all. You can put
this ...

How to Read a History Book

A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.

How to Read a Book

The second is: read a history not only to learn what really happened at a
particular time and place in the past, but also to learn the way men act in all times
and places, especially now. Questions to Ask of a Historical Book Despite the fact
that ...

How to Read a Book

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

A History of Reading in the West

Articles explore the innovations in the physical evolution of the book, as well as the growth and development of a broad-based reading public.

A History of Reading in the West

First published in Paris in 1997.

A History of Reading

In this marvelous book, acclaimed around the world, Alberto Manguel takes us on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.

A History of Reading

In this marvelous book, acclaimed around the world, Alberto Manguel takes us on a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a reader of books. A History of Reading is a brilliant reminder of why we cherish the act of reading--despite distractions throughout the ages, from the Inquisition to the lures of cyberspace. He shows us what happens when we read; who we become; and how reading teaches us how to live. He reminds us that we live in books as well as among them--how we find our own stories in books, and traces of our lives. He shows us how our reading habits have developed over the centuries, and how, ever since humans first transcribed their thoughts and deeds on clay and papyrus, the act of reading is itself a part of being human. Alberto Manguel is a lover of reading, and he brings a lover's delight and enthusiasm to his history of reading. His stories take us across a breathtaking range of time and experiences. From the invention of the reader to Pliny the Younger's first lip-synch in history; from the moment when Alexander the Great's conquering army watched, amazed, as their captain read a letter from his mother--but silently--to himself!--to reading clubs in medieval France; from the Great Camel Library of the Grand Vizir of Persia, who trained his camels to walk in alphabetical order, to the ancient delights of bedroom reading and the modern horrors of book burning in Nazi Germany; from cuneiform and codexes to the invention of printing and to Penguins; from the creation of eyeglasses to the hypnotics of hypertext--the story of reading is laid open here for our pleasure.

Reading Thinking and Writing About History

This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Reading  Thinking  and Writing About History

This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Reading the Book of History

for a moment on to the stage of history with remarkable vividness ... " Probably as
a result of this , the chronicle seems to be organized rather loosely . However ,
there is a system behind the apparent chaos . Salimbene was an expert compiler
 ...

Reading the Book of History


Essaying the Past

Beginning with a survey of the field, this book offers useful insight into how to read and understand a wide variety of historical sources, as well as providing an introduction to historiography, helpful tips for conducting research, and a ...

Essaying the Past

Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision An annotated case study takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay and illustrates how strategies discussed in the book can be successfully implemented Six appendices cover the major issues facing students today, such as the dangers of plagiarism and the role of the internet

Reading the Historical Books

Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books and provides strategies for understanding their significance.

Reading the Historical Books

Biblical history can be some of the most difficult material for beginning students to grasp. The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers. Here a master teacher offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers. Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the historical books and provides strategies for understanding their significance. The goal is to make further reading and study of Scripture more informed and sensitive. Sidebars, discussion questions, and further reading suggestions are included.

Handbook for History Teachers in Africa

B . The Teacher as an Historian The history teacher himself Keeping our
historical interests alive No teacher of history is duller than the one who has lost
interest in his subject and who has stopped reading fresh books . Only the
teacher who ...

Handbook for History Teachers in Africa


Teaching Bibliographic Skills in History

Historians , Books and Libraries : A Survey of Historical Scholarship in Relation
to Library Resources and Services . ... how to read a history book ; how to
evaluate such a book for different audiences ; and a set of reference questions
with a ...

Teaching Bibliographic Skills in History

Drawing upon the work of historians and librarians who teach bibliographic skills and the general literature of bibliographic instruction, this sourcebook discusses a diversity of instructional issues, designs, and concerns. It presents a collection of approaches to teaching bibliographic skills to history students at three levels: undergraduates, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students. Each topic is covered by an expert. The work opens with two chapters discussing (1) Historical Methodologies and Research and (2) History and Interdisciplinary History. Attention is then directed to bibliographic instruction in history, with chapters on finding and using historical materials and bibliographic instruction in history. Other chapters consider special topics--including catalogs and indexes, reference sources, sources for interdisciplinary research, electronic information sources, and using the finding aids to archive and manuscript collections. The work concludes with an extensive and wide ranging annotated bibliography of books, articles, and other literature. Thoughtful and convenient, this book is a rich source of instructional insights, ideas, and designs. In its totality, it presents bibliographic and library research skills as an integral part of the historical enterprise.

History of the World Map by Map

This history book reaching across millennia gives you a broad view of the pivotal events in our past. With 140 maps, complimented with pictures, info boxes and timelines, there's so much to enjoy and learn about.

History of the World Map by Map

Much more than a history atlas, this book drops you right in the heart of the action, as 130 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the race for space. After the foreword written by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, purpose-made regional and global maps present the history of the world as it happened, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean - patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created powerful empires, fragile colonies, or terrifying theatres of war. An interplay of text and graphics leads you around the page so that you can follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History of the World Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War 2, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.

A history of the United States since 1865

Why use Learning History ? The National Experience is an excellent survey of
American history , written by outstanding American historians . It is a very popular
textbook at colleges and universities across the country . To help you read the
text ...

A history of the United States since 1865


Read On Historical Fiction

Classic historical novels most definitely fall within my purview here , and they
should be promoted by librarians every chance they get to place a historical
novel in a library patron ' s hands . Classic novels should never be excluded from
the ...

Read On   Historical Fiction

Hundreds of popular historical fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog--women with true grit, greatest war stories, royalty rules, quick reads, humor, and many others. Use these unconventional, sometimes whimsical, reading lists to identify read-alikes rooted in shared appeal features or in the specific characteristics on which the lists are based. You can also post individual lists on your library Web site, put them in your newsletter, or use them for patron handouts to encourage circulation and reading. Historical fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book and using it for checklists or reading plans. Readers' advisors who wish to better acquaint themselves with the genre and its newer publications, particularly in terms of appeal features, will find it useful as well A great new approach to one of today's hottest genres --historical fiction. Hooper categorizes and describes hundreds of popular historical fiction titles--not according to places or time periods or subgenres, but according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog--women with true grit, greatest war stories, the corridors of power, royalty rules, humor, nostalgic and elegiac historical fiction, quick reads, history's forgotten heroes, and many others. More than 400 of the best and most current historical fiction titles are covered, with some popular classics also included. For each title, there is bibliographic information and a lively plot summary designed to spark reader interest. These unconventional, sometimes whimsical, reading lists can be used to identify read-alikes rooted in shared appeal features or in the specific characteristics on which the lists are based. You can post specific lists on your library Web site, put them in your newsletter, or use them for patron handouts to encourage circulation and reading. Historical fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book and using it for checklists, reading plans, or as a book club resource. Readers' advisors who wish to better acquaint themselves with the genre and its newer publications, particularly in terms of appeal features, will find it useful as well. In fact, libraries will want to order multiple copies--one for the readers' advisor and reference desk, and one for the circulating collection.

Syllabus for the Study of Book Selection for Use in Connection with Library Service 271

HISTORY AND TRAVEL Topical outline A. Increased familiarity with conditions in
other countries reflected in present reading interests B. Factors stimulating
popularity of books on history and travel 1. Trovel 2. Moving pictures 3. Radio 4.

Syllabus for the Study of Book Selection for Use in Connection with Library Service 271


How to Double Your Power to Learn

HOW TO PRE - READ A LESSON_UNDERSTAND IT BEFORE YOU READ Let
us suppose that you are given a reading assignment in a night school . For
example , you are told to read Chapter 6 in a history book on the Civil War . Or
the next ...

How to Double Your Power to Learn


Getting Along in School

read . These people don't know how to get the most out of their reading Trying to
study without knowing how to read is like building a house without bricks . There
are some ... You don't read a comic book like you read a history book , do you ?

Getting Along in School


A Glassful of Letters

Because the powers - that - be always select for us , the choosing of one ' s own
books is true anarchic adulthood . The interesting thing about reading a history of
America like Thompson ' s Golden Door is that it paints war in an inevitable light ...

A Glassful of Letters

Describes how changing times affect a group of family members living along the same street in Dublin

Journal of Mormon History

Simultaneously with the growth of a mass reading audience , reading itself
shifted from the public sphere to the private after the Civil War . Domestic
architecture began to provide for libraries in the home ; book cases begin to
appear in ...

Journal of Mormon History


A History of the Teaching of Beginning Reading

But sinco only the specially privileged bad access to the valuable man uscripts of
that day , the ability to read was possessed by but a comparatively small number
of ... Absorbed in the world of books , they overlooked the world of nature .

A History of the Teaching of Beginning Reading