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Holmes, Richard 1946-2011

Overview
Works: 339 works in 924 publications in 5 languages and 24,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Military history  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Sources  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Maps 
Roles: Author, Host, Author of screenplay, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: D25, 355
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Most widely held works about Richard Holmes
 
Most widely held works by Richard Holmes
Battle by Richard Holmes( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of battles, from the hand-to-hand combat of the ancient Assyrians to the artillery actions of World War I
Soldiers : a history of men in battle by John Keegan( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated military historian, John Keegan, and co-author, Richard Holmes, chart the changes in the conduct of warfare through history with an instructive combination of analysis and illustration. In the process they reveal that what has not changed is that an army ultimately has to depend on the courage and determination of its fighting men
Acts of war : the behavior of men in battle by Richard Holmes( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the comradeship, isolation, terror, and excitement of war and its psychological effects on men. Based on verbal and written accounts of soldiers over the past 200 years
The Western Front by Richard Holmes( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the footsteps of Churchill by Richard Holmes( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the most admired political leaders of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill holds iconic status, even forty years after his death. In this biography, Richard Holmes offers a remarkable reappraisal of Churchill by examining the influences that shaped his character. Drawing on intimate sources, including letters between the young Churchill and his parents, Holmes paints the most complete portrait to date of the man who stood up to Hitler and led his people to victory against all odds." "Holmes details the crucial events of Churchill's life, from his childhood to his rapid rise in politics, revealing the influences that shaped the man. He examines the profound ambiguities of Churchill's character, and shows how the very qualities that defined his greatness also led him to commit catastrophic blunders. The recklessness that made him a hero when he was a young correspondent during the Boer War, for example, cost thousands of Allied lives when it emerged during his planning of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Churchill's egotism overshadowed his own children's lives, but also gave him the enormous self-confidence to continue the war against Hitler in 1940, when most other politicians in his position would have sought a negotiated peace."--Jacket
The World atlas of warfare : military innovations that changed the course of history by Richard Holmes( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the evolution of military technology, 150 maps, and accounts of battles from the Bronze Age to the present
Redcoat : the British soldier in the age of horse and musket by Richard Holmes( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the letters and diaries of the British soldiers who served as the backbone of the army from 1760 to 1860, this illuminating book is rich in the history of a fascinating era. of illustrations
Battlefield : decisive conflicts in history by Richard Holmes( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battlefield: Decisive Conflicts in History tells the stories of 300 of the most dramatic and important conflicts in world history. From the battle of Megiddo - in which the ancient Egyptians defeated the Palestinians - to the Second Gulf war of 2003, this far-reaching guide traverses the globe from Europe and the Middle East to Asia, Africa, and the Americas, exploring the tactics and strategies of key battles that changed the course of history, or the face of warfare. Richard Holmes and Martin Marix Evans carefully reconstruct these key battles, placing each one within the wider conflict or campaign so that the full military and historical implications are revealed."--Jacket
Churchill's bunker : the cabinet war rooms and the culture of secrecy in wartime London by Richard Holmes( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique exploration of the calculus of secrecy during the Second World War, "Churchill's Bunker" provides an intimate portrait of Churchill and his closest advisors in one of the most fascinating and underexplored venues of twentieth-century history
World War II in photographs by Richard Holmes( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captions and descriptions supplement photographs from the archives of London's Imperial War Museum, showing various aspects of the war and its impact
The Celts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of the Celtic race form their earliest roots 2500 years ago through the flowering of their unique culture and their enduring heritage today
The Second World War in photographs by Richard Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in its history, the Imperial War Museum has collaborated on a book that showcases 500 of the best black-and-white and colour images from its photographic archive, including many previously unpublished
The world at war : the landmark oral history : from the previously upublished archives by Richard Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World at War is the definitive television work on the Second World War. It set out to tell the story of the war through the testimony of key participants - from civilians to ordinary soldiers, from statesmen to generals. First broadcast in 1973, the result was a unique and irreplaceable record since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live. The programme's producers committed hundreds of interview-hours to tape in its creation, but only a fraction of that material made it to the final cut. For more than 30 years the interviews have never been allowed to be published - until now. Highly respected historian and bestselling author Richard Holmes has skilfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of the Second World War
Epic land battles by Richard Holmes( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy : the British soldier on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Richard Holmes( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of World War I is told from the perspective of the British soldiers who fought, centre-stage, in the trenches. Their experiences are retold through the letters, diaries and poems they wrote, expressing their thoughts and fears about being part of the war
The little Field-Marshal, Sir John French by Richard Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En biografi om Sir John French - en britisk rytterofficer og feltmarskal - der var hovedperson i en rkke afgrende britiske militre begivenheder under Boerkrigen 1899 -1902 i Sydafrika og i begyndelsen af 20. århundrede under 1. Verdenskrig
The First World War in photographs by Richard Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs from the archives of the Imperial War Museum provide images of the war on each front, from the initial outbreak of war to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
Wellington : the Iron Duke by Richard Holmes( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Holmes, highly acclaimed military historian and broadcaster, tells the exhilarating story of Britain's greatest-ever soldier, the man who posed the most serious threat to Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington's remarkable life and extraordinary campaigns are recreated with Holmes' superb skill in this compelling book. Richard Holmes charts Wellington's stellar military career from India to Europe, and in the process, rediscovers the reasons Queen Victoria called him the greatest man the nineteenth century had produced. Combining his astute historical analysis with a semi-biographical examination of Wellington, Holmes artfully illustrates the rapid evolution in military and political thinking of the time. Wellington is a brilliant figure, idealistic in politics, cynical in love, a wit, a beau, a man of enormous courage often sickened by war. As Richard Holmes charts his progress from a shy, indolent boy to commander-in-chief of the allied forces, he also exposes the Iron Duke as a philanderer, and a man who sometimes despised the men that he led, and was not always in control of his soldiers. Particularly infamous is the bestial rampage of his men after the capture of Cuidad Rodgrigo and Badajoz
Sahib : the British soldier in India, 1750-1914 by Richard Holmes( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]egins with India's rise from commercial enclave to great Empire, from Clive's victory of Plassey, through the imperial wars of the eighteenth century and the Afghan and Sikh wars of the 1840s, through the bloody turmoil of the Mutiny, and the frontier campaigns at the century's end. With its focus on the experiences of the ordinary soldiers, Sahib explains why soldiers of the Raj joined the army, how they got to India and what they made of it when they arrived"--Fly leaf
The Oxford companion to military history by Richard Holmes( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subjects as artillery, infantry, and the science and technology of war."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
 
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Alternative Names
Holmes, E. R. 1946-

Holmes E. R. 1946-2011

Holmes, E. R. (Edward Richard), 1946-

Holmes, E. R. (Edward Richard), 1946-2011

Holmes, Edward Richard

Holmes, Edward Richard 1946-

Holmes, Edward Richard 1946-2011

Holmes, R.

Holmes, Richard 1946-

Holmes Richard 1946-2011

Holmss, Ričards 1946-2011

Richard Holmes militare e storico britannico

Richard Holmes Military historian

Ричард Холмс

ホームズ, リチャード

Languages
English (291)

Spanish (13)

Italian (5)

French (4)

Czech (1)

Covers
Acts of war : the behavior of men in battleThe Western FrontIn the footsteps of ChurchillRedcoat : the British soldier in the age of horse and musketBattlefield : decisive conflicts in historyChurchill's bunker : the cabinet war rooms and the culture of secrecy in wartime LondonWorld War II in photographsThe Second World War in photographs