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Sad to think his passing may mark the last time any of us will see such a headline.
Posted by gloomy gus on October 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM · Report this
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Happy to know that his work lives on.
Posted by The Accidental Theologist on October 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Could be that Ferguson recognizes that which many of us do--that HobsbawM, regardless of his political leanings (leanings to which I am certainly more sympathetic than Ferguson), was simply a brilliant and engaging scholar. Between his passing and Judt's untimely death a few years back, the field has certainly lost some of its giants in recent times.
Posted by aseth on October 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM · Report this
Can anyone recommend a book?
Posted by fahima on October 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Report this
@4 The Age of Revolution is one of his big ones, covering the French and Industrial Revolutions (what he called the 'dual revolution' responsible for the modern world) and more fun than that might suggest. On History is a collection of essays that almost made me become a historian, and Uncommon People looks at the radical political history of (among other things) shoemakers, the Luddites, bandits, guerrillas, and jazz.
Posted by csw on October 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this

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