Imagination, courage and clarity

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David Hackett Fischer is one of the most distinguished of America’s historians. In all of his work, he has demonstrated imagination, courage and the capacity to write clear and persuasive prose. No American historian over the past half century has exhibited the extraordinary range that he has. He has taken on historical subjects that span centuries and cultures, and at the same time he has told compelling stories about small but significant events in the past. He has given us a remarkable body of writing. He is a national treasure.

Gordon Wood, Professor Emeritus of History at Brown University, is the author of many award-winning books, including “The Radicalism of the American Revolution” (1992), which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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