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              A Short History of World War II
               

              A Short History of World War II (Hardback)

              By DK; Consultant editor Holmes, Richard

              • RRP: $48.00
              • $36.00
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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              This is the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, an...d immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end - from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war. Packed with images, including rarely seen images and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.
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              ISBN 9780241426463
              Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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              Marlborough: Britain'S Greatest General
                

              Marlborough: Britain'S Greatest General (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Richard

              • RRP: $33.99
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              Bestselling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Britain's finest soldier, who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country to glory, cementing its position as a major player o...n the European stage and saviour of the Holy Roman Empire.
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              ISBN 9780007225729
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts

              Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Richard

              • RRP: $22.99
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              A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW REPUBLIC BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2013 From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to test the air, to brave generals ...floating over enemy lines to watch troop movements, this wonderful book offers a seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography and the metaphysics of flight. It is a masterly portrait of human endeavour, recklessness, vision and hope. In this heart-lifting book, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. It is not a conventional history of ballooning. In a sense it is not really about balloons at all. It is about what balloons gave rise to. It is about the spirit of discovery itself and the extraordinary human drama it produces. From the dramatic and exhilarating early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar to the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher who rose seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology; and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. Previously published as Falling Upwards.
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              ISBN 9780008380267
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Southey on Nelson: The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey
               

              Southey on Nelson: The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey (Paperback)

              Edited by Holmes, Richard; Original author Southey, Robert

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              Published eight years after Nelson's death, this biography was written by a one-time radical who was converted to patriotism by Nelson's shining example. The text furnished the stories that grew into the cult of Nelson and added to his status as war-hero.

              ISBN 9780007111701
              Released NZ 12 Jul 2004
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Series Flamingo classic biographies
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              Scott on Zelide: Portrait of ZeLide by Geoffrey Scott
               

              Scott on Zelide: Portrait of ZeLide by Geoffrey Scott (Paperback, New title)

              Edited by Holmes, Richard; Original author Scott, Geoffrey

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              Zelide was the clever, sexy, mercurial young Dutch writer with whom Boswell fell disastrously in love in 1764. The rest of her story was unknown until a young Boswell scholar pieced it together.

              ISBN 9780007111732
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1940
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Series Flamingo classic biographies
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              Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe
               

              Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe (Paperback)

              By Defoe, Daniel; Volume editor Holmes, Richard

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              Jonathan Wild was the Thief-Taker General who helped to recapture a number of criminals only to be tried and executed himself for racketeering. Daniel Defoe was the first to re-tell these true crime tales, based on personal interviews in Newgate.

              ISBN 9780007111688
              Released NZ 12 Jul 2004
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Godwin on Wollstonecraft: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin
               

              Godwin on Wollstonecraft: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by William Godwin (Paperback, New title)

              Edited by Holmes, Richard; Original author Godwin, William

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              The philosopher William Godwin fell in love with and married the radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, only to attend her deathbed (giving birth to their child). Heartbroken, Godwin immediately shut himself up in his study and wrote this biography.

              ISBN 9780007111763
              Released NZ 23 Dec 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Series Lives that never grow old
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              Dr Johnson and Mr Savage
                

              Dr Johnson and Mr Savage (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Holmes, Richard

              A classic reissue of Richard Holmes's brilliant book on Samuel Johnson's friendship with the poet Richard Savage, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Biography.

              ISBN 9780007386789
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              Language en
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe
                

              Defoe on Sheppard and Wild: The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild by Daniel Defoe (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              Edited by Holmes, Richard; Original author Defoe, Daniel

              Part of the outstanding biographical series - edited by Richard Holmes - that recovers the great classical tradition of English biography. Every book is a biographical masterpiece, still thrilling to read and vividly alive.

              ISBN 9780007395620
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              Language en
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives

              The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Previously Unpublished Archives (Paperback)

              By Holmes, Richard

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              A definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants - from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was an irreplaceable record since many of... the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live.
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              ISBN 9780091917531
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
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