Books by David Cannadine

HISTORY
Released: April 12, 2013

"A generally persuasive, impassioned book-length essay. While his conclusions (and language) sometimes grow repetitive, they nonetheless serve to underscore at every turn an incisive argument buttressed by millennia of evidence."
Historian and editor Cannadine (History/Princeton Univ.; Mellon, 2006, etc.) constructs a stirring critique of history that questions conventional approaches to narrating the human chronicle. Read full book review >
MELLON by David Cannadine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Grand successes and epic failures, engrossingly recounted."
Lavish, multifaceted portrait of the early-20th-century American business titan, emphasizing the man rather than the money. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"A few stale chocolates in an otherwise luscious sampler."
Veteran English historian Cannadine (Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire, 2001, etc.) ranges freely over an eclectic selection of topics, from the design of the palace of Westminster to the differences between the cinematic and literary versions of James Bond—and, yes, the legendary PM and Nobel laureate somehow figures in them all. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A controversial work that is sure to spark debate—and a painstaking and temperate argument, written with a good command of the facts and a remarkable sense of proportion."
A fresh perspective on British history, in which Cannadine (The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain, 1999, etc.) argues against racial interpretations of colonialism and maintains that the British Empire was sustained by a universal respect for social class. Read full book review >
THE RISE AND FALL OF CLASS IN BRITAIN by David Cannadine
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

An original contribution to an old topic. Read full book review >

HISTORY IN OUR TIME by David Cannadine
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

Short, occasional pieces that are best ingested in small bites. Read full book review >

Released: April 26, 1993

A well-written if not wholly successful effort to revive the reputation of G.M. Trevelyan as a historian. There have been few more born to the craft of history than Trevelyan (1876-1962). Read full book review >