From the May/June, 2014 issue of Touchstone
history Not Bunk by Graeme Hunter

Not Bunk

Why Study History? Reflecting on
the Importance of the Past
by John Fea
Baker Academic, 2013
(191 pages, $19.99, paperback)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

Christian Historian John Fea is candid about the ambitions of his book. He wants "to blend the theoretical and the practical in jargon-free, easily accessible prose" in order to "win some converts" to the pursuit of the study of history. Why Study History is therefore a timely book. Enrollments in departments of history, and in other disciplines in the humanities, are in steep decline across North America. Students are desert . . .

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