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A History of Britain: The British Wars, 1603-1776 v. 2 (Vol 2) Paperback – May 1, 2003

Book 2 of 3 in the History of Britain Series

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"Schama has a masterly ability to conjure up character and vivify conflict." -- Ben Rogers Financial Times "He remains a master storyteller, admirably and sceptically well read in current revisionist histories, and a wonderful guide to a new history of Britain." The Times "A History of Britain, its text supplemented by wonderful illustrations, affords the rare joy of witnessing a scholar at the peak of his powers convincing the reader that he has a cracking good tale to tell and that he is loving every minute of the telling." -- Roy Porter Literary Review "Popular history at its finest." Sunday Express "Simon Schama's A History of Britain is far more than the book of the TV series... The book is far richer and fuller, covering a huge span so economically that there is room for plenty of arresting detail... It is the sort of vivid history that keeps you awake." -- Peter Lewis Daily Mail

About the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future and The Story of the Jews. His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne and won an Emmy for The Power of Art.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (May 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563487186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563487180
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,407,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Schama is a professor of art history and history at Columbia University, and is the author of numerous award-winning books; his most recent history, Rough Crossings, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. He is a cultural essayist for the New Yorker and has written and presented more than thirty documentaries for the BBC, PBS, and the History Channel, including The Power of Art, which won the 2007 International Emmy for Best Arts Programming.

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