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  • Sidetracksby Richard Holmes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces , the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography. When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn?t resist. These tales?the... more...

  • The Age of Wonderby Richard Holmes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain,... more...

  • World War II: The Definitive Visual Historyby Richard Holmes

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    World War II is divided into nine chronological chapters, each introduced by a general overview of the military and political situation. This is followed by a comprehensive timeline, covering events in all theaters of the war. The opening chapter analyzes the build-up of hostility in the years leading up the war, both in Europe and in the Pacific.... more...

  • Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804by Richard Holmes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes's seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain's greatest poets. Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the... more...

  • In The Footsteps of Churchillby Richard Holmes

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 17.50

    Focusing on the unquiet inner life of Winston Churchill, an acclaimed historian offers a revelatory new biography of one the greatest leaders the world has ever known more...

  • Coleridge: Darker Reflectionsby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Timely reissue of the second volume of Holmes?s classic biographies of one of the greatest Romantic poets. more...

  • Coleridge: Early Visionsby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Prize for Book of the Year, this is the first volume of Holmes?s seminal two-part examination of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of Britain?s greatest poets. more...

  • Sidetracksby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    In this beautiful reissue, the author of 'Footsteps' collects the biographical curiosities he discovered while researching the romantic poets, creating a captivating mixture of biography and memoir. more...

  • Marlborough: Britain?s Greatest General (Text Only)by Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Bestselling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating biography of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and Britain's finest soldier. more...

  • Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Frontby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, Tommy is the first history of World War I to place the British soldier who fought in the trenches centre-stage. more...