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  • Atlantic Britain

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780007180868
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • God's Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780060185169
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: May 2003
    A history of the famous translation of the Bible from its commissioning by King James I of England in 1604 & its publication in 1611 by a group of fifty or so learned men from Oxford, Cambridge, & London.
  • God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060838737
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: August 2005
    A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment "Englishness," specifically the English language itself, had come into its first passionate maturity. The English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own scope than any form of the language before or since. It drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
  • God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060959753
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: March 2004
    In a book studded with intriguing information, the author frequently extols the eloquence, breadth, inclusiveness of the King James translation in 'alluring anecdotal packets.' Chronology, Select Bibliography, Index.B&W illus. 281p.
  • Long Walks in France

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517550434
    • Publisher: Harmony Books
    • Published: 1983
    A blend of local history, architecture, geology, gastronomy, anecdotes, and landscape descriptions, this illustrated guide charts ten weeks, each covering about one hundred miles, in the diverse countryside of France
  • Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061154324
    • Publisher: Harper Collins
    • Published: November 2009
    Spanning the most turbulent and dramatic years of English history—from the 1520s through 1650—Quarrel with the King tells the remarkable saga of one of the greatest families in English history, the Pembrokes, following their glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, ambition, resistance, and war. With vivid color and fascinating detail, acclaimed historian Adam Nicolson recounts the story of a century-long power struggle between England's richest family and the English Crown—a fascinating study of divided loyalties, corruption, rights and privilege, and all the ambiguities involved in the exercise and maintenance of power and status.
  • Seize the Fire: Herosim, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060753627
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: September 2006
    A two hundredth anniversary retelling of the Trafalgar battle profiles Horatio Nelson as a leader with a fierce sense of honor and duty who embodied a particular skill for inspiring love in others, in an account that draws on a range of sources to examine the ambitions, fears, and principles that contributed to the British Mediterranean fleet's victory. By the author of Seamanship. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
  • The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and Their Year of Marvels

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374200213
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2020
  • The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780007335527
    • Publisher: William Collins
    • Published: May 2014
  • The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780007335534
    • Publisher: William Collins
    • Published: January 2015
  • Why Homer Matters

    By Adam Nicolson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781627791793
    • Publisher: Henry Holt
    • Published: November 2014
    "In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters--to him, to you, to the world--in a text full of twists, turns and surprises. In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicholson explores theplaces forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed by Italy's largest oil refinery, to Ithaca, southern Spain, and the mountains on the edges of Andalusia and Extremadura, to the deserted, irradiated steppes of Chernobyl, where Homeric warriors still lie under the tumuli, unexcavated. This is a world of springs and drought, seas and cities, with not a tourist in sight. And all sewn together by the poems themselves and their great metaphors of life and suffering. Showing us the real roots of Homeric consciousness, the physical environment that fills the gaps between the words of the poems themselves, Nicholson's is itself a Homeric journey. A wandering meditation on lost worlds, our interconnectedness with our ancestors, and the surroundings we share. This is the original meeting of place and mind, our empathy with the past, our landscape as our drama. Following the acclaimed Gentry, which established him as one of the great landscape writers working today, Nicholson takes Homer's poems back to their source: beneath the distant, god-inhabited mountains, on the Trojan plains above the graves of the heroic dead, we find afresh the foundation level of human experience on Earth"--

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