Beevor by the Book

Antony Beevor, author of a new account of the Second World War, talks to Roger Moorhouse about the importance of narrative and why he thinks new technology is not the future for history in a post-literate age.

Anthony Beevor. Photo / Bjorn Erik PedersenWhen I travelled to see Antony Beevor – Britain’s most commercially successful historian of recent years – the newspapers were full, as serendipity would have it, of the ruminations of Sir Keith Thomas, the distinguished historian of early modern England, complaining about ‘telly dons’ and their supposedly pernicious effect on academic history, luring young historians away to the glitz and glamour of the media’s ‘history boom’.

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