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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...

  • 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...

  • The Transcendence of the World: Phenomenological Studiesby Richard Holmes

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    In The Transcendence of the World , Richard Holmes brings together some of the major figures in the phenomenological movement to help explain our experience of the world—the world meant as independent of any particular awareness of it. Focussing on the writings of Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Holmes delivers an accessible... 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...

  • James Arbuckleby Richard Holmes

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 74.00

    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...

  • D-Dayby Richard Holmes

    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...

  • Wellington: The Iron Duke (Text Only)by Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 9.25

    In this compelling book, Richard Holmes tells the exhilarating story of the Duke of Wellington, Britain's greatest ever soldier. more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 9.25

    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...

  • Coleridge: Darker Reflectionsby Richard Holmes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 9.25

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