Free Range Research

One of my talents as a researcher is also one of my flaws. I reach far beyond the main focus of a given project to try to raise new questions and make connections that all allow me to understand it better. This has seemed particularly important in my current project, in which the history of … More Free Range Research

Writing in Chunks

Confession: I have not been writing this book in chapters. I have been writing it in chunks. We always imagine other historians sitting down, calmly and coolly at their desks, putting all the documents in the right order, and starting to write. I actually did that with my first book, but there was a secret: … More Writing in Chunks