Early Praise for “The Hunt for History”

In March 2020, Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster, will publish “The Hunt for History,” by Nathan Raab.  The book has received early praise from several high profile historians.

“In another life, I want to be Nathan Raab living with our most celebrated heroes of the past. In The Hunt for History, we get a first-hand look at a time traveler, document detective, and historical harvester as he mines for—and often procures—lost treasures.”

—Dan Abrams, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Lincoln’s Last Trial and Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense

“For those who collect—or just care about—the artifacts of history, Nathan Raab offers a compelling account of his wide-ranging adventures: absorbing journeys into the past that teach valuable lessons. A terrific feat of storytelling, The Hunt for History will forever change the way you think about the events that have shaped our current reality.”

—Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“With his love for rare artifacts and long forgotten treasures, Nathan Raab takes us on a wild hunt and deliciously opens up numerous hidden crevices of history. What a rollicking ride this book is. What a statement about why we love history.”

—Jay Winik, New York Times bestselling author of 1944 and April 1865

“A thrilling work of detection through the eyes of an expert, with false leads, forgeries and scoundrels—a fast and fascinating read.”

—Jonathan Harr, New York Times bestselling author of A Civil Action and The Lost Painting

“A tale of instinct, passion, patient research, and addictive interest—all animated by a son’s admiration for his father. Like John Hancock writing in large, bold letters, I would mark this book: ‘Highly recommended.’”

—Harold Holzer, National Humanities Medal Winner and author of Lincoln at Cooper Union and Lincoln and the Power of the Press

“Forget National Treasure—Nathan Raab’s historical adventures make him the Indiana Jones of rare document dealers….Not content to preserve history, here Raab makes some of his own in a detective story that will fascinate every collector and remind us all why history is too important to leave to the historians.”

—Richard Norton Smith, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Thomas E. Dewey and His Times and other works of history

“Worth reading for its tales of buried treasure and dogged detection. It‘s also keenly perceptive on the alchemy by which ink-and-paper relics become portals to the past, bringing history thrillingly alive.”

—Benjamin Wallace, New York Times bestselling author of The Billionaire’s Vinegar

“Fascinates with its stories of tracking down rare artifacts from America’s past….Raab’s track record as an antiquarian, restorer, curator and field-researcher is extraordinary.”

—Douglas Brinkley, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

“An absolutely riveting book that will have you experiencing moments of great significance as if they were occurring right in front of you…Perhaps Raab’s greatest talent is showing the importance of history—why it can teach us so much and fire us with inspiration.”

—Andrew Carroll, New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Letters of a Nation

“Raab’s account underscores the richness of our heritage, adding intriguing footnotes to the history we thought we knew.”

—Susan Eisenhower, President of The Eisenhower Group and author of Breaking Free and Mrs. Ike

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