” I feel like history is about going and discovering the great human stories that just are every bit as relevant as anything that’s going on today. “


” The one challenge you have when you’re going back into history is that people, unlike with today’s news – we think we know what’s happened already – we think that it’s history and therefore less interesting. “


” For me, history is always personal. And it’s how your personal history interacts with the history of your time. I’m very attracted to characters who were cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in interesting times. “


” As a writer, I can’t be a heroic sword fighter like General Dumas, but I can rescue someone who’s been taken out of history by using my writing to bring them back. “



All 4 Tom Reiss Quotes about History in picture


I feel like history is about going and discovering the great human stories that just are every bit as relevant as anything that
The one challenge you have when you


For me, history is always personal. And it
As a writer, I can
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