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April 13, 2008
Gordon Wood
Author & Historian
Gordon Wood BIO:
CURRENT:
· Alva O. Way University Professor & Professor of History - Brown University (1969 2008)
· Contributor, New York Review of Books
· Contributor, The New Republic

BOOKS:
· The Creation of the American Republic 1776-1787 (1969)
     Winner of Bancroft and John H. Dunning Prize
     Nominated for National Book Award
· The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992)
     Winner of Pulitzer Prize and the Emerson Prize
· The American Revolution: A History (2003)
· The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2005)
· Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different (2006)
· The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History (2008)

PERSONAL:
Married with three children



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Info: Historian Gordon Wood discusses his new book "The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History." This book is a collection of his reviews of works by other historians. He examines the works of such historians as David McCullough, Barbara Tuchman, David Herbert Donald, and David Hackett Fischer, among many others. He also gives some recommendations on history books and a short lesson on how to read a history book.





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