Popular History Brian Naylor talks with Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer about the recent popularity of American history. Four of the top five books on this week's New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list are works of history. One of them, David McCullough's John Adams, has spent 13 weeks on the list. Fischer says McCullough's book exemplifies a new kind of history that fuses old-fashioned narrative with recent techniques of social and cultural history.
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Popular History

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Popular History

Popular History

Popular History

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Brian Naylor talks with Brandeis University history professor David Hackett Fischer about the recent popularity of American history. Four of the top five books on this week's New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list are works of history. One of them, David McCullough's John Adams, has spent 13 weeks on the list. Fischer says McCullough's book exemplifies a new kind of history that fuses old-fashioned narrative with recent techniques of social and cultural history.