To understand what Britain has become it is necessary to know what it has been. The second volume in this history takes the story of Britain from the Civil War to the Enlightenment. Each chapter focuses on a major theme.
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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.From AudioFile:
This book is imposing in many ways but is worth every minute. The journey through this period of British history is long, over 20 hours, and thorough, almost a year-by-year account. Narrator Stephen Thorne reads expertly. His phrasing, crystal-clear diction, and magisterial tone bring this vivid book alive, making it crackle with intrigue, war, and royal power struggles. While Thorne does not dramatize any of the characters, the author's words are robust enough that he need only concentrate on making the events clear, dramatic, and surprising--and he succeeds magnificently. History of this caliber comes along rarely. Readers should jump at the chance to indulge themselves. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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