Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'This practical book, drawn from decades of experience, is an indispensable guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history - academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels - the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles. It advises writers on how much research is necessary, how to manage notes and files, when you should start writing, whether to use the first person and whether to structure your work chronologically or thematically. It offers tips on how to write a compelling narrative, discusses dialogue and how much to include, and gives guidance on referencing. Full of examples, including many from the authors' own experiences, this book is an indispensable guide to writing history.' (Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Book launched by Professor Mark McKenna at the Hedley Bull Foyer, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 7 December 2009.

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Crossing Over : Academic and Popular History Ann Curthoys , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , 16 February vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 7-18)
'This article considers the divide between popular and academic history, especially as perceived by popular and academic historians. It argues that the two forms of history, though clearly connected to one another, have different priorities and audiences. In particular, where academic historians prize originality of research, popular historians will tend to prize powerful storytelling. The article suggests that popular historians could acknowledge more handsomely that many do owe their debt to the research findings of academic historians, while in their turn academic historians have much to learn from popular historians about how to communicate the pleasures and importance of understanding the past.' (Author's abstract p. 7)
Untitled Jeff Sparrow , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 41 no. 3 2010; (p. 415-416)

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism
The Latest Word Phillip Edmonds , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , March no. 18 2010; (p. 56)

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony 2009 single work correspondence ; How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism ; Bart: My Life Bart Cummings 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Emily Sutherland , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 2 no. 1 2009;

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism ; Writing Histories: Imagination and Narration 2000 anthology criticism
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony 2009 single work correspondence ; How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism ; Bart: My Life Bart Cummings 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Emily Sutherland , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 2 no. 1 2009;

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism ; Writing Histories: Imagination and Narration 2000 anthology criticism
Untitled Jeff Sparrow , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , vol. 41 no. 3 2010; (p. 415-416)

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism
The Latest Word Phillip Edmonds , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , March no. 18 2010; (p. 56)

— Review of How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys Ann McGrath 2009 single work criticism
Crossing Over : Academic and Popular History Ann Curthoys , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , 16 February vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 7-18)
'This article considers the divide between popular and academic history, especially as perceived by popular and academic historians. It argues that the two forms of history, though clearly connected to one another, have different priorities and audiences. In particular, where academic historians prize originality of research, popular historians will tend to prize powerful storytelling. The article suggests that popular historians could acknowledge more handsomely that many do owe their debt to the research findings of academic historians, while in their turn academic historians have much to learn from popular historians about how to communicate the pleasures and importance of understanding the past.' (Author's abstract p. 7)
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