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

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563487186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563487180
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 640 g
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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, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492).

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 more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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Paul Versteeg
4.0 out of 5 starsA good book, but too single-sided/unbalanced
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5.0 out of 5 starsA good read
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4.0 out of 5 starsDon't Let the Size Scare You Away
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5.0 out of 5 starsI ordered all four volumes and like them all equally well
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