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Holmes, Richard 1946-2011

Works: 167 works in 805 publications in 5 languages and 24,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works  Military history  Documentary television programs  Sources  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Illustrated works  Maps 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, dir
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 )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,762 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
The Oxford companion to military history by Richard Holmes( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,631 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
Soldiers : a history of men in battle by John Keegan( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 1,597 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,347 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. It was there that the majority of nearly nine million British and Dominion soldiers who enlisted during the war served, and where most of the 947,000 who were killed met their deaths.This detailed but accessible account covers everything from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war. Holmes' concise and heartfelt narrative is illustrated with photographs, diagrams, maps and quotations that bring this inhuman four years of history to life. In one of the best single-volume histories of the First World War available, Holmes skillfully clarifies the complexities of the Western Front, and highlights the political, military and human dilemmas of this, the most bitter and bloody of conflicts."--Global Books in Print
In the footsteps of Churchill by Richard Holmes( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Footsteps of Churchill is both a study in character and the story of an extraordinary career. Historian Richard Holmes uses new material to investigate the influences that shaped the man: his schooldays, his flamboyant father, Randolph, and his attractive American mother, Jennie. Holmes argues that the qualities that made Churchill great 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 during his planning of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, and may also have contributed to the fall of Singapore in 1942
The World atlas of warfare : military innovations that changed the course of history by Richard Holmes( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 756 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 725 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 665 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 549 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 528 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 by Frank Delaney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of the Celts from their earliest roots through the flowering of their material culture, their religious beliefs and folklore, and their enduring heritage today. Includes reconstructions of iron-age villages, dramatizations of major historical events and visits to modern Celtic lands
The Second World War in photographs by Richard Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 480 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
Tommy : the British soldier on the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Richard Holmes( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the ordinary British soldier in the First World War. Richard Holmes deploys his skills of historical analysis to tell the human story of the men that comprised the British army
Epic land battles by Richard Holmes( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little Field-Marshal, Sir John French by Richard Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En biografi om Sir John French - en britisk rytterofficer og feltmarskal - der var hovedperson i en række afgørende britiske militære 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 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
The English civil war; a military history of the three civil wars 1642-1651 by Peter Young( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protektorat og restauration, sept 1651-maj 1660
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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 347 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
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The Oxford companion to military history
Alternative Names
Holmes, E. R. 1946-

Holmes E. R. 1946-2011

Holmes, E. R. (Edward Richard)

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 Brits historicus (1946-2011)

Richard Holmes militare e storico britannico

Ричард Холмс

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English (298)

Spanish (11)

Italian (5)

French (4)

Thai (2)

The Oxford companion to military historyActs 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 photographs