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Edited, selected, and with an Introduction by Fritz Stern, in The Varieties of History, great historians from Voltaire to the present day discuss their craft.
"It is by all odds the best kind of introduction to the study and, what is more, to the enjoyment of history." --Crane Brinton
"I cannot imagine a more engaging and instructive introduction to the fascinations of historical writing."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"The selections are well chosen to show the real variety promised in the title, and with such skill and economy that there is nothing that one wish to skip--which is saying a good deal for any anthology. I like the way in which Mr. Stern has not confined himself to certain 'safe' classics...but has put in things of more purely technical interest, like the prospectuses to historical journals, and shows an array of American professional historians such as Robinson and Beard."--R.R. Palmer