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Bloody Old Britain: O.G.S. Crawford and the Archaeology of Modern Life (2008)

by Kitty Hauser

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Biography of the first Archaeology Officer of the Ordnance Survey; a man of great significance to me because he was one of the founders of landscape archaeology and he lived and worked in the places of my childhood. Kitty Hauser takes a personal approach to her subject's papers, drawing from cultural history, literature, and experience. The result is a sympathetic portrait of a cantankerous and gifted man. ( )
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O.G.S. Crawford was the cultural and political maverick who changed our view of Britain by reading its history from the earth and from the air. In recounting Crawford's story, Kitty Hauser uses many of his photographs and penetrates neglected but fascinating aspects of British life and beliefs that have themselves become history.… (more)

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