A History of Britain: At the edge of the world? 3000 BC-AD 1603, Volume 1

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Bodley Head, 2009 - Great Britain - 352 pages
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History clings tight but it also kicks loose, writes Simon Schama at the outset of this, the first book in his three-volume journey into Britain s past. Disruption as much as persistence is its proper subject. So although the great theme of British his

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Readers should not be daunted by the ambitious timeframe of this first installment of Schama's (Rembrandt's Eyes) two-volume, popular history of Britain, which will accompany the History Channel's ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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 forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne.

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