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E. H. Carr was one of the most distinguished twentieth-century British historians. After working for the Foreign Office from 1916 to 1936, he became Professor of International Relations at University College Wales, Aberystwyth. He held the post of assistant editor of The Times from 1941 to 1946 before becoming Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford; he was made a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1955. Best known as the author of the classic What is History? (Penguin), which has been translated into more than twenty languages, Carr was also the author of a multi-volume history of the Soviet Union and a number of other works in the fields of international relations and Russian history, including biographies of both Bakunin and Dostoevsky. He died in 1982.