Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton’s latest book is The Revolutionary Temper: Paris, 1748–1789. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (December 2023)

Best Sellers by the Bargeload

Best Sellers by the Bargeload

The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age

by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen

December 19, 2019 issue

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

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by Kurt Andersen

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by Kevin Young


by Lee McIntyre

June 28, 2018 issue

The Good Way to Do History

The Good Way to Do History

The Allure of the Archives

by Arlette Farge, translated from the French by Thomas Scott-Railton, with a foreword by Natalie Zemon Davis

January 9, 2014 issue

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