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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...

  • Churchill's Bunkerby Richard Holmes

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    'This is the room from which I will direct the war,' Churchill declared, shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 1940. It was from these cramped confines that Churchill turned a seemingly inevitable defeat at the hands of the Nazis into a famous victory. Built in 1938 as a temporary refuge in case of air raid attack, this secret bunker became a... 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...

  • Dr Johnson and Mr Savageby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    A classic reissue of Richard Holmes?s brilliant book on Samuel Johnson?s friendship with the poet Richard Savage, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. more...

  • The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Scienceby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes?s dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement. more...

  • Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750?1914by Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Sahib is a magnificent history of the British soldier in India from Clive to the end of Empire, making full use of personal accounts from the soldiers who served in the jewel in Britain?s Imperial Crown. more...

  • Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musketby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Redcoat is the brilliant story of the common British soldier from 1700 to 1900, based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them. more...