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David Cannadine
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David Cannadine was born in Birmingham in 1950 and educated at the Cambridge, Oxford, and Princeton. He is the editor and author of many acclaimed books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, which won the Lionel Trilling Prize and the Governors' Award; Aspects of Aristocracy; G. M. Trevelyan; The Pleasures of the Past; History in Our Time; and Class in Britain. He has taught at Cambridge and Columbia and is now the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

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The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy

Written by David Cannadine


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $25.00

At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth: they held the lion's share of land, wealth, and power in the world's greatest empire. By the end of the 1930s they had lost not only a generation of sons in the... Read more >

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Mellon
An American Life
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $23.00

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice


A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government... Read more >

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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation—religion, nation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $26.95

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation—religion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $13.99

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