Search Results: "Richard Holmes"


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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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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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Released: March 1, 1986

"A thoughtful, focused study of warfare, brimful of front-line insights and intelligence."
A companion piece to an upcoming BBC TV series of the same title from the authors of, respectively, Six Armies in Normandy and Acts of War. Read full book review >

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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"A nuanced portrait of leadership, and a fine complement to recent portraits of Churchill by, among others, John Keegan and John Lukacs."
The greatest Briton—so a 2002 BBC poll declared Winston Churchill—comes in for scrutiny in this absorbing profile by military historian Holmes. 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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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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THE RATTERS OF LIGHTNING RIDGE by Richard W. Holmes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A rich, unusual story undercut by too little character development."
Rusty and Kate know that mining isn't easy or predictable, but they didn't expect to become embroiled in a potentially deadly adventure. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Kathryn Holmes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Vivid, gripping and believable from beginning to end—a strong debut. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Hallelujah thought that if she kept her head down, pastor's son Luke, the popular boy she once crushed on, would stop bullying her and spreading humiliating lies about what happened between them. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Throw in some smugglers, a few villagers, and a trusty stable lad, and you've got yourself a tale that quite a few readers will like, but shouldn't. (Fiction. 10-15)"
An archetype of children's horse literature is the child (abused/ignored/misunderstood, preferably also an orphan) who rescues and tames the untamable horse (abused/misunderstood/ignored) and by doing so achieves glory. Read full book review >