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Q&A with Peter Gay

A formidable historian takes on the birth of the new

By Kate Bolick
November 25, 2007

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PETER GAY WAS born in Berlin in 1923, fled with his family in 1939, and arrived in America in 1941. Almost immediately, he set about immersing himself in the academy, and ever since he's been churning out intellectual histories so formidable that the work for which he's "best known" changes with each decade. In the late 1960s and in the ... (Full article: 1211 words)

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