Dangerous games: the uses and abuses of history

Book Cover
Average Rating
Modern Library,
Pub. Date:
2009, c2008.
History is useful when it is used properly: to understand why we and those we must deal with think and react in certain ways. It can offer examples to inform our decisions and guesses about the consequences of our actions. But we should be wary of looking to history for dogmatic lessons.We should distrust those who abuse history when they call on it to justify unreasonable claims to land, for example, or restitution. MacMillan illustrates how dangerous history can be in the hands of nationalistic or religious or ethnic leaders who use it to foster a sense of grievance and a desire for revenge.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID dfbb107a-ba27-2d17-c4e0-3c14f00ea106
full_title dangerous games the uses and abuses of history
author macmillan margaret
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:54AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576330722202877952
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
author-letter MacMillan, Margaret,
author_additional Margaret MacMillan.
author_display MacMillan, Margaret
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
callnumber-a D16.8
callnumber-first D - World History
callnumber-subject D - General History
callnumber_sort_arlington 901 MACMI
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2399
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction, Central Adult Nonfiction, Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
display_description Explores the ways in which history has been used to influence people and government, focusing on how reportage of past events has been manipulated to justify religious movements and political campaigns.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id dfbb107a-ba27-2d17-c4e0-3c14f00ea106
isbn 9780679643586
item_details ils:.b1325439x|.i14092384|Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|901 MACMI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 15, 2016|aan||, ils:.b1325439x|.i14092396|Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|901 MACMI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Sep 07, 2016|oan||, ils:.b1325439x|.i14092414|Central Adult Nonfiction|901 MACMI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 20, 2016|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 901 MACMI
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 901 MACMI
local_callnumber_left_arlington 901 MACMI
local_days_since_added_arlington 2399
num_holdings 3
oclc (OCoLC)236338865
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Columbia Pike
physical xi, 188 p. ; 20 cm.
popularity 7
primary_isbn 9780679643586
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher Modern Library,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b1325439x|Book|Books||English|Modern Library,|2009, c2008.|xi, 188 p. ; 20 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b1325439x|.i14092384|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b1325439x|.i14092396|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b1325439x|.i14092414|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Decision making, Historiography, History -- Errors, inventions, etc, History -- Philosophy
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Dangerous games : the uses and abuses of history
title_alt Uses and abuses of history.
title_display Dangerous games : the uses and abuses of history
title_full Dangerous games : the uses and abuses of history / Margaret MacMillan
title_short Dangerous games :
title_sort dangerous games the uses and abuses of history
title_sub the uses and abuses of history