Scribble, Scribble, Scribble by Simon Schama

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“Schama is a masterful stylist and storyteller.”
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“A writer of gorgeous prose.”
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The ever erudite, always delightfully curious Simon Schama returns with Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, a wonderful compendium of thirty provocative, witty, enlightening, and stimulating essays previously published but collected in a single volume for the first time. One of our most distinguished historians and commentators, Schama, the acclaimed author of The American Future: A History, explores an amazing diversity of topics—from the political to the personal, from the earth-shaking to the mundane, from ice cream to Churchill to Hurricane Katrina and everything in-between. In Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Simon Schama opens up his—and our—wide world to us.

 

About Simon Schama

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Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His award-winning books include The American Future: A History; National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Rough Crossings; The Power of Art; The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations); Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; and the History of Britain trilogy. He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and the History Channel-including the Emmy Award-winning Power of Art-on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.
 
Published April 12, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 445 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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“Overlooked — literally — by the seventeen-deck Queen Mary 2, as she slid into her berth at Pier 92 on 22 April 2004, was the dead white bird.”

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In these lively essays and reportage, Columbia historian Schama (The American Future: A History) turns his omnivorous erudition and warm prose to a vast array of topics. There are incisive historical

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The Telegraph

Back on the QM2, he finds the ship “locked in a frenzied dance .

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The Bookbag

Schama is talking about our busy, modern lives and the pace of life etc and gives us his erudite thoughts on the matter ...

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Dallas News

The subtitle — Writings on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother — only partly sketches the range of subjects that engage Schama’s mind.

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