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The second entry in Graywolf Press’s “Art of” series is a wide-angled look at how writers use historical events and figures in their prose. In The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction, Bram delivers incisive chapters on research, period details, and more as a way of investigating the ongoing popularity of historical narratives. Refreshing comparisons of books by writers of fiction and nonfiction, such as Gabriel García Márquez and David McCullough, along with Bram’s incisive commentary, make this a timeless addition to the series.