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Giant of history.
he was good
rest in peace.
I meant I read him a lot at university - a real icon of history.
Some of his NS articles on jazz are good too.
Been reading Larkin's jazz writings recently, on a related note. Worth looking at.
Had a good run though.
Finished using about seven of his books and journal articles in a uni essay just yesterday. Absolute legend.
I pretty much owe the man my degree
Got me through half of my degree.
Great readable account of the 20th century with lefty leanings.
One of the best history books I've ever read, and absolutely superb for those little anecdote tidbits you need to spruce up a 68 into a 70.
But a fantastic writer. Reading him as a sixth form student he just made everything come alive.
As previously mentioned, I owe a hell of a lot of my degree to him, in particular The Age of Extremes.
I think it's quite a staggering achievement to cover such a breadth of events and such a long period of time and still be able to bring so much personality and interesting anecdotal information which really brought the words off the page for me.
95 is a damned good innings, but he will be missed nonetheless.