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Falling Upwards: Inspiration For The Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts

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The Napoleonic Wars
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|October 15, 2019

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Published to mark the 250th anniversary of Napoleon's birth. Holmes relives Napoleon's life and times in this extraordinary period by examining letters, military maps, reports, proclamations, ship's logs and coded messages, which were previously filed away or…
Penguin Classics Short Residence In Sweden Memoirs Of The Author

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In these two closely linked works - a travel book and a biography of its author - we witness a moving encounter between two of the most daring and original minds of the late eighteenth century: A Short Residence in Sweden is the record of Wollstonecraft’s last…
The Gothic Imagination: Conversations On Fantasy, Horror, And Science Fiction In The Media

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This book brings together the author's interviews with many prominent figures in fantasy, horror, and science fiction to examine the traditions and extensions of the gothic mode of storytelling over the last 200 years and its contemporary influence on film and…
Footsteps: Adventures Of A Romantic Biographer
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|April 30, 1996

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Richard Holmes knew he had become a true biographer the day his bank bounced a check that he had inadvertently dated 1772. Because for the acclaimed chronicler of Shelley and Coleridge, biography is a physical pursuit, an ardent and arduous retracing of footsteps…
D-day: From The Invasion To The Liberation Of Paris

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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. This is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation…
A Guide to Battles: Decisive Conflicts in History

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This fascinating book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history, from Agincourt, Lepanto, and Trafalgar, to Gettysburg, Stalingrad, and the Somme. It begins with the battle of Megiddo fought by the ancient…
Falling Upwards: How We Took To The Air: How We Took To The Air

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'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic characters who disobeyed that most fundamental laws of physics and gave humans flight' New Republic, Best Books of 2013CHOSEN AS BEST…
A Treatise On The Law Of Mortgages / By Richard Holmes Coote. Volume 2 Of 2

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The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James…
The Romantic Poets and Their Circle
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|July 31, 2014

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The ideal of the "inspired artist" owes its origin to the figures of the Romantic period, who revolutionized English art and literature. In this book, Richard Holmes explores the portraits and lives of such key poets as Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John…
The Age Of Wonder: How The Romantic Generation Discovered The Beauty And Terror Of Science

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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.The book opens with Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain…
A Treatise On The Law Of Mortgages. Volume 1 Of 2
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|December 23, 2010

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The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James…
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