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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 72.99
This work contains a selection of James Arbuckle?s poems and essays presented in a first modern scholarly edition with a biographical introduction. The work, which includes original poems, translations of Horace, satires on Swift, essays on politics, politeness and the early Scottish Enlightenment, offers new insights into early eighteenth-century... more...
- Carlton Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of the Third Reich. "D-Day: The Files" is a unique multimedia archive providing a full account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign which... more...
- 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...