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By presenting children as unique in the severity of their susceptibility to human folly, the chroniclers were able to delineate a wide spectrum of dangers — both internal to each person and external in the world at large — that threatened humanity in general but were intensified by their focus on the peculiar weaknesses of the child.
There is some difficulty in finding out what his real theories were, for his chroniclers were his enemies, who took no very elaborate steps to ascertain the exact truth about him.
Mediaeval Socialism Bede Jarrett 1907
The line of the chroniclers which is one of the boasts of Portuguese literature began with Fernão Lopes, who compiled the chronicles of the reigns of Kings Pedro, Fernando, and John I.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913
Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin, the preeminent chroniclers of the Sixties, conclude that “Nothing changed so profoundly in the United States during the 1960s as American religion.”
American Grace Robert D. Putnam 2010
And yet today, almost without exception, chroniclers state that in 1860-61 “the Southern states seceded.”
Mike Musick: What if Lincoln lost the election? Nancy Kerr 2010
The Mississippi River has been fortunate in its chroniclers: Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," Ron Powers's "White Town Drowsing" (about Hannibal, Mo., the town where Twain grew up) and John Barry's "Rising Tide" (about flooding on the Lower Mississippi in the early 20th century) are just three among many fine books on what T.S. Eliot called the "strong brown god."
The painterRomare Bearden 1911-88 once said his goal was to depict "the life of my people as I know it," and today he is justly recognized as one of the great visual chroniclers of the African American experience.
An Intimate Modernist Jonathan Lopez 2011
Add to this canon of ambivalent new chroniclers of the dream of America, Dinaw Mingestu, who was born in Ethiopia, immigrated to the United States as a child, and educated at Georgetown University, where somehow he managed to avoid taking any of my courses.
We who practice this dark and comical art are observers, chroniclers who've strayed into the amorphous world of experiential stories.
Anne Z. Cooke: Is Travel Writing Journalism? Anne Z. Cooke 2011
The United States is blessed with magnificent practitioners of military biography, and most of the American giants of World War II have found worthy chroniclers.
An American Triple Threat Michael Burleigh 2011