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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

Simon Schama, CBE

This is the book that made Simon Schama's reputation when first published in 1987. A historical masterpiece, it is an epic account of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age of Rembrandt and van Diemen.

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Patriots and Liberators
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Patriots and Liberators

Simon Schama, CBE

A reissue of Simon Schama's landmark study of the Netherlands from 1780-1813, this is a tale of a once-powerful nation's desparate struggle to survive the treacheries and brutality of European war and politics.

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Civilisations (DVD)
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Civilisations (DVD)

Schama Simon

An epic blockbuster, Civilisations shows how art defines the human experience. It's a story of passion and struggle, introducing a new generation to classic works created across the continents.

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Wordy
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Wordy

Simon Schama, CBE

A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by the man himself.

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Wordy
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Wordy

Simon Schama

A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by the man himself.

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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900
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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Simon Schama

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVERBelonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour.

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Landscape and Memory
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Landscape and Memory

Simon Schama, CBE

In a series of journeys through space and time, this book examines our relationship with the landscape around us - rivers, mountains, forests - the impact each of them has had on our culture and imaginations, and the way in which...

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 Special priceCitizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution
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Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

Simon Schama, CBE

Offers a social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution. This title provides an impression of the currents and contradictions which made up this terrible sequence of events.

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Simon Schama, CBE

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

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Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama (DVD)
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Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama (DVD)

Simon Schama

Simon Schama explores the extraordinary story of the Jewish experience from past to present

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A History of Britain - Volume 1: At the Edge of the World? 3000 BC-AD 1603
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A History of Britain - Volume 1: At the Edge of the World? 3000 BC-AD 1603

Simon Schama

Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Simon Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history of Britain, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit,...

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Landscape and Memory
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Landscape and Memory

Simon Schama

Chosen by Time as One of the Best Books of the Year , Landscape and Memory is a bravura exploration of the ancient relationship between natural landscapes and the human imagination. Simon Schama excavates the layers of...

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The American Future: A History
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The American Future: A History

Simon Schama

Schama, an acclaimed historian and award-winning author, offers an essential, outsider's perspective on the crucial 2008 presidential election and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideal.

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD

Simon Schama, CBE

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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900
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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Simon Schama, CBE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 by the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday and Observer 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The TimesThe Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all...

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The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900
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The Story of the Jews, Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900

Simon Schama, CBE

Originally published as Belonging: the story of the Jews, 1492-1900 in Great Britain in 2017 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK --Verso.

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Dead Certainties: (Unwarranted Speculations)
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Dead Certainties: (Unwarranted Speculations)

Simon Schama, CBE

Simon Schama, the author of Landscape and Memory and Citizens, sets out to tell the history of two certainties, of two deaths. In discussing the 'speculations' surrounding them, he finds himself involved in a history he cannot...

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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900
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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

Simon Schama

Here is a passionate history of a world unfolding across many continents and five centuries by one of our greatest and internationally bestselling historians.

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The Face of Britain: The Stories Behind the Nation's Portraits
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The Face of Britain: The Stories Behind the Nation’s Portraits

Simon Schama, CBE

Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and...

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History Of Britain Dvd 6 Disc Box Set
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History Of Britain Dvd 6 Disc Box Set

Schama Simon, Mark Wilson, Martin Davidson

The complete 15-part epic series on six DVDs presented in a special-edition gift pack. Bringing Britains rich history to life, Scharmas unique storytelling describes the triumphs and trials of the...

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A History of Britain
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A History of Britain

Simon Schama, Stephen Thorne

A history of Britain showing what life was like for our ancestors, and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. A mixture of anecdote and analysis, offering insight into what it is to be British. This...

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Rembrandt's Eyes
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Rembrandt’s Eyes

Simon Schama, CBE

Interweaving of seventeenth-century Holland, this book allows us to see Rembrandt in a completely fresh and original way.

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama, CBE

Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology--a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France. A New York Times bestseller in hardcover. 200...

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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)
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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Simon Schama, CBE

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

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The Essential Cy Twombly
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The Essential Cy Twombly

Simon Schama, CBE, Kirk Varnedoe, Laszlo Glozer, Nicola Del Roscio

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) created art that was remarkable for its versatility, sensitivity and originality. This book provides an overview of Twombly's complex body of work, bringing together the most important of his paintings and...

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Hang-Ups: A Collection of Essays on Art
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Hang-Ups: A Collection of Essays on Art

Simon Schama

From the author whose writing has been called sublime and whose ability to bring art and history vividly to life has earned him admiration worldwide, Hang-Ups is Schamas rallying cry for the art lover to look at familiar works of...

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The American Future: A History From The Founding Fathers To Barack Obama
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The American Future: A History From The Founding Fathers To Barack Obama

Simon Schama

Examining issues of power, race and immigration, religious fervour and prosperity, this masterful portrait of the world's most controversial superpower looks backwards and forwards to understand why now, more than ever, the fate...

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A History of Britain - Volume 2: The British Wars 1603-1776
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A History of Britain - Volume 2: The British Wars 1603-1776

Simon Schama

Simon Schama explores the forces that tore Britain apart during two centuries of dynamic change - transforming outlooks, allegiances and boundaries. But as wars of religious passions gave way to campaigns for profit, the British...

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A History of Britain - Volume 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000
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A History of Britain - Volume 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000

Simon Schama

The final stage of Simon Schama's epic voyage around Britain spans centuries, crosses the breadth of the empire and covers a vast expanse of topics - from the birth of feminism to the fate of freedom.

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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Simon Schama

Presents the story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. This title follows the escaped blacks into the fires...

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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother
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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother

Simon Schama

Passionate, provocative, entertaining and informative, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble ranges far and wide: from cookery and family to Barack Obama, from preaching and Shakespeare to Victorian sages, from Charlotte Rampling and...

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The Power of Art
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The Power of Art

Simon Schama

Closes in on intense make-or-break turning points in the lives of eight great artists who, under extreme stress, created something unprecedented, altering the course of art for ever. This title features Caravaggio, Bernini,...

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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations
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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

Simon Schama

The author of the bestselling Citizens reconstructs--and at times reinvents--the death of General James Wolfe at the battle of Quebec in 1759 and the 1849 murder of the Boston brahmin George Parkman, whose nephew would become...

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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Simon Schama

Tens of thousands of blacks in America at the start of the Revolutionary War escaped from farms, plantations, and cities to reach the British who offered the promise of emancipation in return for military service. Schama follows...

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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother
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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Ice Cream, Obama, Churchill and My Mother

Simon Schama

Cookery is not necessarily a subject one immediately associates with the author - one of Britain's most distinguished historians and commentators. This title presents a selection of his occasional writings that range: from cookery...

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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits
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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits

Simon Schama

Author of a number of celebrated works, including the bestselling The Story of the Jews and Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, Simon Schama's latest book fuses history and art to create a tour de force of narrative...

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The American Future LP: A History
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The American Future LP: A History

Simon Schama

With eloquence, wit, passion, and irony, The American Future traces the history of an idea: that of our national destiny....A book of beautiful writing, peppered with wisecracks, slashed with rapier thrusts. --Philadelphia...

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A History of Britain
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A History of Britain

Simon Schama, Stephen Thorne

A history of Britain showing what life was like for our ancestors, and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. A mixture of anecdote and analysis, offering insight into what it is to be British. This...

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A History of Britain
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A History of Britain

Simon Schama, Stephen Thorne

A history of Britain showing what life was like for our ancestors, and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. A mixture of anecdote and analysis, offering insight into what it is to be British. This...

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama, Frederick Davidson

In this landmark chronicle of the French Revolution, Schama deftly argues that the crisis arose not from the oppressed poor but from a rift among the elite over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and...

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama, Frederick Davidson

In this landmark chronicle of the French Revolution, Schama deftly argues that the crisis arose not from the oppressed poor but from a rift among the elite over the speed of progress toward modernity and science, social and...

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The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?: The Munk Debates
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The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?: The Munk Debates

The Honourable Madam Justice Louise Arbour, Simon Schama, Rudyard Griffiths, Mark Steyn, Nigel Farage

The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 300,000 are dead in Syria, and one and half million are either injured or disabled. Four and a half million people are trying to flee the country....

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Anselm Kiefer
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Anselm Kiefer

Richard Davey, Simon Schama, CBE

Born in Germany in 1945, Anselm Kiefer is one of the most important artists of his generation. His works wrestle with the darkness of German history, unearthing the taboos that underlie the collective past and interweaving them...

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Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington
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Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington

Sally Mann, Simon Schama, CBE

A look inside the studio of leading contemporary artist Cy Twombly, as documented by renowned photographer Sally Mann

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A Tale of Two Cities
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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens, Simon Schama

This is an historical romance which takes place in Paris and London during the French Revolution. It is also a powerful study of crowd psychology and the dark emotions aroused by the Revolution.

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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

Simon Schama, CBE

In a brilliantly inventive work, bestselling author Simon Schama explores the enigma of 17th-century Holland, a nation that attained an unprecedented level of affluence, yet lived in constant dread of being corrupted by...

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Rough Crossings
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Rough Crossings

Caryl Philips, Simon Schama, CBE

As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, a plantation slave and a British Naval Officer embark on a journey in search of freedom. This novel is a true story that marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the...

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution
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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama

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