Sunday, October 28, 2007

Best Historian Today on the Revolution

I was just curious to hear what you all thought. Who do you think is the best historian currently when it comes to the American Revolution? In my opinion, Gordon Wood wins hands down. Gary Nash, Joyce Appleby are close seconds.

6 comments:

Brad Hart said...

No doubt about it, Gordon Wood is THE BEST historian of the American Revolution. Most historians of that era recognize him as #1. His books have been way above excellent. I guess that's nos surprising for someone that has won the Pulitzer Prize twice!

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Chris said...

I love Gordon Wood as well, but recently I have been reading a lot of stuff by Ellis and Berkin that I like. Wood is the most respected of course, but I like others as well.

Lindsey Shuman said...

Wow, tough question. I agree that Gordon Wood is probably the #1 historian of this era. The general consensus among historians is that he is king of the hill. I like Karen Kupperman and Thomas Fleming. They don't get the credit I think they deserve.

Lindsey Shuman said...

Speaking of great historians, did you all see that Joseph Ellis's new book came out a little while ago?

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