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Simon Schama is an historian, educator, and writer. He was born in London, England on February 13, 1945. Schama earned a B.A. in history in 1966 from Cambridge University and later became a fellow of Christ College. Schama was a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Brasenose College, Oxford from show more 1976 to 1980. He also was an Erasmus Lecturer in the civilization of the Netherlands at Harvard University in 1978, and from 1980 to 1993 he was Professor of History and Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences and Senior Associate at the Center for European Studies. Schama has been the Old Dominion Professor of Humanities at Columbia University since 1993, teaching in the history, art history and archaeology departments. Schama's 1977 book, Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands, 1780-1813, received the Wolfson Prize for history and the Leo Gershoy Memorial Prize of the American History Association. Another book, Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, won the NCR Prize for Nonfiction. Schama also worked as an art critic for The New Yorker and has written historical and art documentaries for the BBC. In 2001 he received the CBE. In 2006 Schama earned the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction for Rough Crossings. His more recent works include A History of Britain and The Sory of the Jews, both written in multiple volumes. (Bowker Author Biography) Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, and most recently, Rembrandt's Eyes. He is currently Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. The second installment of his epic history of Britain is due to be published in April 2001. (Publisher Provided) show less

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Works by Simon Schama

Landscape and Memory (1995) 1,619 copies
Rembrandt's eyes (1999) 705 copies
The Power of Art (2006) 589 copies
A history of Britain (2000) 196 copies
The Bastille Falls (1989) 74 copies
Wordy (2019) 39 copies
Art: Vintage Minis (2019) 11 copies
Anya Gallaccio: Beat (2002) 5 copies
Great lyricists : Leonard Cohen (2008) — Foreword — 4 copies
De ruwe oversteek (2020) 4 copies
Death of a Harvard Man (1990) 3 copies
Tu bylismy (2008) 3 copies
Iki Rothschild (2016) 2 copies
Schama Simon 1 copy
Belongong 1 copy

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contributor — 627 copies
Rappaccini's Daughter (1844) — Foreword, some editions — 239 copies
Granta 34: Death of a Harvard Man (1990) — Contributor — 159 copies
Granta 32: History (1990) — Contributor — 151 copies
Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (2012) — Contributor — 54 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Author "The Poetry of History" — 17 copies
The History Boys [theatre programme] 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 2 copies

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wasn't sure my appetite for pandemic information would remain after the whole covid experience, but it does. Schama takes a tour through history ( Even Prehistory) and does a Jared Diamond light exploration of how mankind has been effected by viruses and bacteria . It is interesting and well paced, with bits of color and humor. It is sometimes heavy handed in it's condemnation of the ignorant behavior of the colonizers of old.
 
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