Sagas of empires past

August 1992
U.S. News & World Report;8/31/92-9/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 9, p83
Presents a selection from Daniel J. Boorstin's book, `The Creators,' discussing the historiography created by Edward Gibbon (1737-94), William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859), and Francis Parkman (1823-93). Gibbon's book `The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'; Prescott's great multivolume histories of the Spanish conquests in America; Parkman's chronicle of the wilderness struggles of France and England in North America.


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