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One woman )] TJ ET BT 34.016 301.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(who obviously thought Taylor far from dull was Kathy Burk, the last of his postgraduate students. In a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.579 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(departure from her more familiar role as an economic historian, she has written an excellent study of his life )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.323 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and work that restores him to his rightful place in the history of History.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This is the third life of Taylor. The first was his autobiography, published in 1984. Rich in anecdotes, but )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(composed from memory, it left his readers wondering how far the tale had improved in the telling. It was the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(story of a Lancashire radical, born into the dissenting tradition of the industrial north, but fated to spend )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(much of his life at loggerheads with the gentrified Establishment of Oxford, the BBC, and the civil service. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Taylor's account of the many spectacular quarrels in which he became involved demonstrated, to his own )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(satisfaction at any rate, that he was always in the right, and his opponents always in the wrong. The turning-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(points in his career were attributed mainly to the workings of chance. Hence it was largely by accident that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(he became a historian, or moved to Oxford, and a complete surprise to him when he was elected to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British Academy. Taylor did confess, however, that until he met his third wife, Eva, his private life had been )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(wretchedly unhappy. Like his father, he explained, he had been too soft on his first wife. But the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(autobiography left a huge gap in the story. His second wife, Eve, had threatened to sue for libel if she were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mentioned anywhere in the book. All references to her were deleted and the children of the marriage )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(appeared as if from nowhere.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In 1994, four years after Taylor's death, Adam Sisman published a highly accomplished biography based on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(201)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thursday, 31 May, 2001)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Kathleen Burk)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9780300087616)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2000)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(505pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Yale University Press)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(New Haven, CT)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Paul Addison)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7471 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(archival research and interviews with scores of witnesses. Broadly speaking Sisman was a sympathetic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(biographer who admired Taylor as a historian and appreciated the more amiable of his personal qualities. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(But as Sisman observed, he could also be a very difficult person: self-centred, vain, prickly, quarrelsome, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and fiercely competitive. Controversies were seldom forced upon him: he sought them out. His radicalism )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was deep-seated and frequently took the form of extreme but witty polemics against 'the Establishment' - a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(phrase he appears to have coined. But this did not prevent him from striking up deferential relationships with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(right-wing mavericks like Beaverbrook in the 1960s or Oswald Mosley \(with whom he frequently dined at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the Ritz\) in the 1970s. Besides, he was hungry for recognition from the Establishment and incensed when it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was refused. Though he tried to make light of the matter, he badly wanted the Regius Chair of History at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford and never forgave those denied it him. As for Taylor's relations with the opposite sex, Sisman )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concluded that he was inclined to be selfish, manipulating the women in his life in the same fashion as his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(hero, David Lloyd George.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Kathy Burk occasionally cites Sisman's biography in her footnotes but otherwise makes no reference to it. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Since her book has been independently conceived and even more thoroughly researched she is quite within )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(her rights, but it would have been interesting to know how far she sees it as an exercise in revision or an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(alternative approach. So accustomed are historians to the analysis of themes and problems that they often )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(find it hard to surrender to the requirements of biography, with its voracious appetite for anecdotes and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(minutiae. Burk's interest in Taylor is profound, but she is too good a historian to be the perfect biographer. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Although she discusses all aspects of Taylor's life, and tells the story in broadly chronological terms, the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(core of the book is devoted to a theme and a problem: his career as a scholar and the critical assessment of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his work.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This emphasis is reflected in the structure. Chapters two and five aim to disentangle his development as a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historian, the origins, writing, and publishing history of his major works, from the aspects of his life dealt )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with in other chapters. The principle is clear but the consequences can be confusing when events are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(divorced from their context. So, for example, the arrangements for the publication by Manchester University )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Press of Taylor's first book are described in chapter two, 'The Making of the Historian 1927-1934'. But )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Taylor only arrives as a lecturer in Manchester in chapter three, 'The Manchester Years 1930 to 1938.' )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter four, 'The Oxford Years 1938-1963: The Good College Man' describes how Taylor was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(commissioned by the Political Warfare Executive to write a manual on the history and politics of Hungary. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As Kathy Burk explains, this was probably due to the publication two years previously of )] TJ ET BT 466.640 359.045 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(The Habsburg )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Monarchy)] TJ ET BT 83.336 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. But the genesis of that particular book is discussed in chapter five, 'The Oxford Years 1938-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1965: The Books and their Publishers.')] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(That said, the analysis of Taylor's academic career is compelling. From the time he arrived at Oxford as an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(undergraduate in 1924 there were always, in a sense, two Taylors. With his trade-mark bow tie, two-seater )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sports car, grand dinner parties, and enthusiastic support for the General Strike, the publicist and champagne )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(radical was already in the making. Less visible was the scholar and intellectual, slipping into libraries where )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(no one would recognise him, tactfully concealing his ambition to achieve a first. 'He knew as well as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(anyone', writes Kathy Burk, 'that it would be fatal to be seen to be working.' In the end Taylor got his first )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and after a couple of false starts as a trainee solicitor and inspector of ancient monuments, returned to his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(first love - the study of history.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As Kathy Burk demonstrates, Taylor had a remarkable knack of anticipating later developments in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historical profession. At Oxford the emphasis was on teaching almost to the exclusion of research. Few dons )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(possessed a doctorate and a first was generally regarded as the only qualification required. But Taylor served )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a rigorous apprenticeship in research in the Austrian, French and British archives. At Manchester he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(submitted a thesis and was awarded a PhD - refusing it on the grounds that he did not want to be known as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Dr Taylor. In our own day Taylor's chosen field of nineteenth century diplomatic history looks very old-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fashioned, but as Kathy Burk reminds us, the historical profession at the time was dominated by medievalists )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(who regarded the Victorian era as far too recent for serious study. Taylor's first book)] TJ ET BT 440.408 78.437 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(, The Italian Problem in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(European Diplomacy 1847-1849 )] TJ ET BT 194.996 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1934\) was therefore a groundbreaking exercise in contemporary history. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the late 1950s he was ahead of the field once more when he turned from the nineteenth to the twentieth )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7584 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(century. His )] TJ ET BT 95.672 796.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Origins of the Second World War)] TJ ET BT 256.664 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(1961\) was written before most of the archives were open. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(His classic )] TJ ET BT 88.676 782.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(English History 1914 to 1945)] TJ ET BT 230.684 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(1965\), was published at a time when history as taught in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford History Faculty stopped at 1914, and the release of public records was still governed by a 50-year )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rule. Both were therefore pioneering enterprises and seminal works.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Taylor was also one of the first academic historians to exploit the possibilities of journalism and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(broadcasting as a source of freelance income. Kathy Burk has itemised and estimated the sums involved in a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(remarkable chapter, 'The Business History of the History Business'. Taylor began in the 1930s with reviews )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and features for the )] TJ ET BT 129.980 684.677 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Manchester Guardian)] TJ ET BT 236.300 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( which brought in relatively modest sums. In 1938 he earned 141 )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(or 3,751 at 1995 prices. There was nothing accidental about his subsequent breakthrough into radio, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(television and the popular press. He worked hard at it, building up a reputation as an expert on foreign )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(affairs, and later as a controversialist ready to express a provocative opinion on almost anything. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Commercially shrewd, he drove hard bargains with newspapers and broadcasters and invested the proceeds )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on the stock market. 'By 1950', Kathy Burk writes, 'his freelance income overtook his academic salary; by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1958 it was probably three times as much.' She estimates that over the whole of his lifetime he earned \(at )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1995 prices\) about 1,900,000 in freelance income.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In 1957 Taylor was invited for the first time to lecture in television. He seems to have delivered at least one )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(lecture series a year over the following decade. Taylor loved the fame, and with two families to support, he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(also needed the money, but his lectures had great integrity. He simply transferred to the television studio, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with a minimum of change, the techniques he had learnt in the lecture hall. No one has ever been able to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(repeat the astonishing feat of delivering unscripted to camera a coherent and entertaining lecture with a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perfectly timed ending. But in retrospect we can see that Taylor was the pioneer of a new and important )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(medium of public history. Where Taylor led, David Starkey and Simon Schama have followed, not to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mention all the historians who appear on 'Timewatch' or act as consultants for documentaries.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 432.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(How is Taylor to be summed up? On the subject of his personality Burk tends to confirm Sisman's portrait. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 418.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('He was', she writes, 'basically indifferent to most people. He was conceited and self-righteous, self-absorbed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and self-contained, insensitive and thoughtless.He did not like his mother and, indeed, had little respect for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(her, and this appears to have coloured his attitudes towards women. Where they were concerned he was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(frequently indecisive, and sometimes weak and resentful.' I wonder. Mothers in general may deserve well of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(their sons, but who is to say that Taylor's mother was not one of the exceptions? And if Taylor was selfish, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(what of his first wife, Margaret, who neglected the children and ran after other men? Bullied and exploited )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by Dylan Thomas, she was a glutton for punishment. For his part Taylor seems to have displayed the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(patience and generosity of a saint, albeit at the expense of his relations with other women.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Kathy Burk's title is of course apt. Her detailed and balanced account leaves no doubt that in academic and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 278.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political life Taylor was indeed a 'troublemaker'. Matters came to a head in the storms that raged around him )] TJ ET BT 34.016 263.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in Oxford in the 1950s. Conceited by his fame in the media, goaded by the misery of his private life, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(determined to speak out against the Cold War and the hydrogen bomb, Taylor was too old to be classified as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(one of the 'angry young men' of the period. But he was angrier than most and ever more of a misfit among )] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the dreaming spires. For the rupture which followed it would be easy to blame Taylor, and easy to blame )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford, but the reality was complex, with rights and wrongs on both sides. With patience Taylor could no )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(doubt have redeemed the situation, but in public life he was always quick on the trigger. In his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(autobiography he claimed that his break with Oxford was a liberation after which life was much more fun - )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(but it was a sad day for the University and in all probability an even sadder day for Taylor himself.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(How is Taylor's achievement to be summed up? He wrote twenty-three books, six hundred essays and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(articles, and nearly sixteen hundred book reviews. Though many historians have borrowed from him, he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(founded no school and has no successor. Such was his flair as a stylist that many of his books are likely to be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 94.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(read for pleasure long after they have lost their academic value. So far, so familiar, but Kathy Burk's analysis )] TJ ET BT 34.016 80.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(goes deeper. The historiographical chapters of her book include what are, in effect, a series of critical essays )] TJ ET BT 34.016 66.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(on his major works. Here she analyses Taylor's methodology, his literary techniques, the types of question )] TJ ET BT 34.016 52.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that preoccupied him, and the concepts and arguments he employed. She freely acknowledges Taylor's )] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 20 0 R 22 0 R 24 0 R 26 0 R ] /Contents 19 0 R >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Length 3462 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(weaknesses, most notably a love of paradox for its own sake, but she also explains his strengths, exposing )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the bones and sinews of his more powerful works. 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