It is astonishing to think that The People's War was published when he was only 27. Even if Calder wasn't 'right' in every case the first time around, as he himself acknowledged, it's rare to find a nuance he didn't mention. RIP. Obituaries from the Independent, the Herald, The Times, the Telegraph and, from Bernard Crick, the Guardian. Many of these seem to put Calder as a 'revisionist' from the start, which is an interesting comment on how his work has been perceived by different people at different times.
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Reid Mitchell - 7/13/2008
Sitting here in Hong Kong, appropriately roaming the British Empire Angus chronciled, I just heard that Angus Calder died. I was blessed with two great mentors in my youth and Angus was the more important. I want to acknowledge my grief somewhere--and why not here?
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