A History of Britain Vol.2

A History of Britain Vol.2

by Simon Schama
     
 
The second volume of Simon Schama's epic history is a story of revolution and reaction, of progress and catastrophe. It is a story brought vividly, sometime disturbingly, to light by Schama's evocative narrative, filled with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Here are the great and the gifted - Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Wren, Thomas Hobbes and Thomas

Overview

The second volume of Simon Schama's epic history is a story of revolution and reaction, of progress and catastrophe. It is a story brought vividly, sometime disturbingly, to light by Schama's evocative narrative, filled with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Here are the great and the gifted - Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Wren, Thomas Hobbes and Thomas Jefferson. But here, too, are the lesser known, though no less extraordinary, such as Olaudah Equiano, an African enslaved from childhood, who learned to write and wrote an unforgettable tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771079207
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 9.97(h) x 1.32(d)

Meet the Author

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His publications include Patriots and Liberators, The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Dead Certainties, Landscape and Memory, and Rembrandt’s Eyes.

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