The historian as detective; essays on evidence. Robin W. Winks, editor.


[1st ed.].. New York, Harper and Row [1969] .

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Subjects History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
History -- Research.
Description xxiv, 543 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1969]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Essays by noted historians of the past and present, on the problems of investigation, offer a series of intriguing case studies in the relationship between historical research and detective fiction.
Contents What is evidence? The relativist view / Carl L. Becker -- On believing what one reads : the dangers of popular revisionism / C. Vann Woodward -- Who killed John Doe? The problem of testimony / Robin G. Collingwood -- Tracer of missing persons : biographer and autobiographer / Henry F. Pringle -- The secret of the ebony cabinet : a search for "lost" manuscripts / Christopher Morley -- The mystery of Marie Roget, and other diversions : another search for lost manuscripts / Richard D. Altick -- The case of the man in love : forgery, impure and simple / Paul M. Angle --The case of the men who weren't there : problems of local pride / Arthur Pierce Middleton and Douglass Adair -- The case of the eyewitnesses : "a lie is a lie, even in Latin" / Thomas Spencer Jerome --The case of the cheating documents : false authority and the problem of surmise / Allan Nevins -- A medley of mysteries : a number of dogs that didn't bark / Joseph Barzun and Henry F. Graff -- The case of the mysterious diary : evidence over time / Roy N. Lokken and Frank Maloy Anderson -- The case of the harried scholars : of the world that is too much with us / Millar Burrows -- The case of the needless death : reconstructing the scene / J.C. Beaglehole -- The private eye : going over the ground / Ernle Bradford and Leo Deuel -- The case of the missing telegrams : suppressing evidence / C.M. Woodhouse -- The case of the very minor matter : inadvertent error / L.C. Hector -- The case of the feigning man : medical-psychological evidence / David Donald --The case of the grassy knoll : the romance of conspiracy / John Kaplan -- The Roman coin mystery : the romance of objects / Tom B. Jones -- The case of the silent witnesses : the romance of gadgetry / Gerald S. Hawkins and John B. White --The case of the fit in the choir : the application of psychoanalysis / Erik H. Erikson -- The strange nature of pure joy : the historian's pleasure principle / William B. Willcox -- The pleasures of doubt : re-enacting the crime / Robin G. Collingwood -- The problem of hope : contemporary history / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. -- Conclusion : a letter to Groucho Marx / Russell Baker.
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(OCoLC)9864
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