Inference and Disputed Authorship

Series: David Hume S.
The 1964 publication of Inference and Disputed Authorship made the cover of Time magazine and drew the attention of academics and the public alike for its use of statistical methodology to solve one of American history's most notorious questions: the disputed authorship of the Federalist Papers . Back in print for a new generation of readers, this classic volume applies mathematics, including the once-controversial Bayesian analysis, to the heart of a literary and historical problem by studying frequently used words in the texts. The reissue of this landmark book will be welcomed by anyone interested in the juncture of history, political science, and authorship.