Search Results: "Richard Holmes"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Meticulous history illuminated and animated by personal passion, carried aloft by volant prose."
The biographer of two great Romantics (Shelley and Coleridge) relates yet another romantic tale—the story of the human passion to fly up, up and away in a beautiful balloon. Read full book review >

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THIS LONG PURSUIT by Richard Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"Unparalleled research, transparent prose, and wide eyes can serve as a model for other biographers—indeed, for all other writers."
The third in the author's series of riveting titles about the histories, activities, duties, and effects of biographers. Read full book review >

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THE WESTERN FRONT by Richard Holmes
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"A concise, balanced study of one of history's most cataclysmic events."
A history of the Western Front (northern France and Belgium) of WWI, invaded and occupied by the Kaiser's German armies of 1914-18. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF WONDER by Richard Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2009

"Enjoyable excavation of a time when science and art fed off each other, to the benefit of both communities."
Energetic analysis of the "Romantic Age of Science." Read full book review >

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COLERIDGE by Richard Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

This long-awaited second volume completes the definitive biography of the great Romantic; it illuminates how, in the course of great struggles with the demons of addiction and despair, the poet became a philosopher. Read full book review >

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DR. JOHNSON AND MR. SAVAGE by Richard Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 1994

"A brilliant excursion in the company of three fascinating men- -Samuel Johnson, Richard Savage, and Richard Holmes."
Holmes (Footsteps, 1985) once again brings his humane intelligence and imagination to bear in an exemplary and delightful piece of biographical detection. Read full book review >

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RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

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ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >