Roy Foster, Wm. Roger Louis and Brian Levack
Fri, March 6, 2009 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
Hugh Trevor-Roper (Lord Dacre) was one of the notable historians of the twentieth century, perhaps most widely known for one of his early books, The Last Days of Hitler published in 1947. Much later, in 1983, he made the disastrous mistake of authenticating a forged set of Hitler's diaries. His reputation has never quite recovered from the Hitler diary episode, but he remains one of the great historical essayists of our time, above all for his limpid and penetrating style, malicious wit, and s
The presentation on Trevor-Roper will begin with a lecture by Roy Foster of Oxford University but presented in his absence in abbreviated form by Roger Louis. Brian Levack will comment.