The Pocket Book of Patriots
100 British Heroes
By (author) George Courtauld
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Pocket Book of Patriots by George Courtauld
Book Description"The Pocket Book of Patriotism" proved that George Courtauld had a real gift for making history simple. The book became a word-of-mouth bestseller which dominated bookseller lists for many weeks. Now in this book he brings his talents to bear on great British figures. From King Arthur and The Venerable Bede, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Oliver Cromwell, to St. Patrick and William Wilberforce, here are 100 patriots of whom, in the author's view, we should be unashamedly proud. Presenting these beacon figures in the form of CVs, the author (himself a headhunter) casts their careers in a new light, highlighting key historical events, milestones in their careers, all reinforced by quotes from the figures themselves, capped by their personal hobbies and interests. Alongside the familiar names like William Caxton, Nelson and Elizabeth I, come those which are perhaps less familiar but no less important - Edward Longshanks, the Hammer of the Scots, and Warwick the Kingmaker; Pelagius and Dr. Harvey. The result is a fascinating slice of history which brings key British figures to life in a simple and most accessible way. Anyone who enjoyed "The Pocket Book of Patriotism" will savour this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091909017
(224mm x 142mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of Great Britain's history. This book presents the tales of weapons such as saxon sea axe, the longbow, the claymore, the brown bess, and the maxim gun. It places each one in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness.
Illustrated Book of Patriotism, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by George Courtauld
Presents useful British words and deeds, dates and phrases, songs, speeches and commandments from Stonehenge. Providing complex information in the form of simple time-lines, setting key events in British history alongside those of world history, this book allows readers to view history in a simple way.
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Author Biography - George Courtauld
George Courtauld read Philosophy at Cambridge. The son of the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, he has been a headhunter for 12 years. He lives in Pebmarsh, near Colchester, Essex, and is married with three boys. His first book was The Pocket Book of Patriotism.
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