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Nicolson, Adam 1957-

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Works: 107 works in 379 publications in 2 languages and 12,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Naval history  Biography  Genealogy  Christian films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Pictorial works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other
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God's secretaries : the making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About fifty scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London did the work, drawing on many previous versions, and created a text which, for all its failings, has never been equaled. That is the central question of this book: How did this group of near-anonymous divines, muddled, drunk, self-serving, ambitious, ruthless, obsequious, pedantic and flawed as they were, manage to bring off this astonishing translation? How did such ordinary men make such extraordinary prose? In God's Secretaries, Adam Nicolson gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the accession and ambition of the first Stuart king; of the scholars who labored for seven years to create his Bible; of the influences that shaped their work and of the beliefs that colored their world, immersing us in an age whose greatest monument is not a painting or a building, but a book."--Jacket
Seize the fire : heroism, duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar by Adam Nicolson( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Battle of Trafalgar profiles Horatio Nelson as a leader with a fierce sense of honor and duty, in an account that examines the ambitions, fears, and principles that contributed to the British Mediterranean fleet's victory
Sissinghurst : an unfinished history by Adam Nicolson( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grandson of Virginia Woolf's poet paramour Vita Sackville-West traces his passionate efforts to restore his family's celebrated garden, an effort that included a reinstatement of a working farm to grow food for more than 200,000 annual visitors
Quarrel with the king : the story of an English family on the high road to civil war by Adam Nicolson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. - Publisher
The seabird's cry : the lives and loves of the planet's great ocean voyagers by Adam Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land." A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall, dropping by nearly 70% in the last sixty years, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950. Of the ten birds in this book, seven are in decline, at least in part of their range. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of the seabird colony, rolling around the bays and headlands of high latitudes, will this century become little but a memory. Seabirds have always entranced the human imagination and NYT best-selling author Adam Nicolson has been in love with them all his life: for their mastery of wind and ocean, their aerial beauty and the unmatched wildness of the coasts and islands where every summer they return to breed. The seabird’s cry comes from an elemental layer in the story of the world. Over the last couple of decades, modern science has begun to understand their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on featureless seas, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the entire planet, but that is what the scientists are seeing now today. -- Provided by publisher
Two roads to Dodge City : two colorful English writers, father and son, chronicle their wonderful journeys across America by Nigel Nicolson( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Roads to Dodge City offers a vividly fresh look at today's Americans and their ways, by two gifted observers--father and son. This portrait of the country and its people from coast to coast is revealing, understanding, entertaining, and full of surprises. Nigel, the father, starts in Miami, driving in easy stages with stops in small towns and large cities up the coast to Canada, then down the middle of the country to New Orleans, and up to his rendezvous with Adam. Thanks to his frequent visits to the States and his fame as a writer, he has easy access to the grand houses as well as the modest, to leaders of society, government, business, academia, as well as folks in towns and roadside stops. Son Adam, not yet thirty, but already author of several books--one of which, Frontiers, won the 1986 Somerset Maugham Award--wanders a lower road from Los Angeles through San Francisco, Oregon, Idaho, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Santa Fe, and Wyoming. A tall, unmistakably upper-class Englishman, he has an uncanny gift for swiftly striking up acquaintance with any kind and age of man or woman. His California, for example, has an astonishing freshness, and his experiences with the young and wild, the comfy and the raunchy, the settled and the nomadic, are a joy to share. The diversity of the Nicholsons' adventures and views, together with the affection, argument, and mutual stimulus which link them across the ever-narrowing 3,000-mile gap, combine to make this an unusual and exciting book
Prospects of England : two thousand years seen through twelve English towns by Adam Nicolson( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentry : stories of the English by Adam Nicolson( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...The virtues we may all believe to be part of the English culture -- honesty , affability, courtesy, liberality -- each of these has their source in gentry life cultivated over five hundred years. These folk were the backbone of England. Adam Nicolson's riveting new book concentrates on fourteen families with a time-span from 1400 to the present day. From the medieval gung-ho of the Plumpton family to the high-seas adventures of the Lascelles in the 18th-century, to more modern examples, the book provides a chronological picture of the English, seen through these intimate, passionate, powerful stories of family saga. The families have been selected from all over the country and range from the famous to the unknown. Some families are divided by politics , such as the family that took different sides in the Reformation; others destroy their inheritance through reckless gambling or investments . All of them are vivid depictions of the life and code of the gentry, and have left deep archives of family papers which the author has been able to use, often for the very first time..."--Publisher's description
Power and glory : Jacobean England and the making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James VI of Scotland - now James I of England - came into his new kingdom in 1603. Trained from birth to manage rival factions, he was determined to hold his God-appointed position and unify his realm." "The King James Bible is the greatest work of prose ever written. It is no coincidence that the translation was made at a time when Englishness and the English language had come into its first maturity. Boisterous, elegant, majestic and sonorous, the English of Jacobean England has a greater reach than any before or since. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book." "The sponsor and guide of the whole Bible project was the King himself. His dream of a Jacobean peace, some sort of Eden in England, lies behind a book of extraordinary grace and everlasting literary power. About fifty scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London did the work and that is the central question of this book: how did this group of near anonymous divines, muddled, drunk, self-serving, ruthless and obsequious, manage to bring off this astonishing translation, which has never been bettered?" "Adam Nicolson gives an account of the accession and ambition of the first Stuart king and of the scholars who laboured for seven years to create his Bible, immersing us in an age whose greatest monument is not a building but a book."--Jacket
The National trust book of long walks in England, Scotland, and Wales by Adam Nicolson( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape in Britain by Charlie Waite( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KJV, the making of the King James Bible( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the creation of the King James Bible, arguably the greatest piece of English Literature ever produced. King James had an uncanny love of beautiful things, including language to stir the soul. With several English translations in use across the Kingdom, the Puritan leader John Rainolds took his opportunity to suggest that a new, more accurate translation was needed for the people. "Award-winning director Jerry Griffith ... brings the viewer right into the heart of the translation process through specific passage examples. While exploring the varying viewpoints of different scholars, we get a firsthand look at the immense attention to detail. This presentation gives the viewer a renewed appreciation for the sacred scriptures and their place in our homes, churches, and the English-speaking world."
Men of honour : Trafalgar and the making of the English hero by Adam Nicolson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Trafalgar can claim to be one of the most known of the great human events. In 'Men of Honour', Adam Nicolson takes one of the greatest identifiable heroes in British history, Horatio Nelson, and examines the broader themes of heroism, violence and virtue
Perch Hill : a new life by Adam Nicolson( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the author decided to become an amateur farmer on a small farm in Sussex, he had never realised what he was getting himself into. This book gives authentic atmosphere of country life to those who have no first-hand experience of its trials and tribulations, successes and joys
Earls of paradise by Adam Nicolson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating portrait of a family, a portrait, and a quarrel with a king that would tear that family apart. To tell this story from the 1520s to the 1640s, Adam Nicolson takes a single great family, the Earls of Pembroke, their wives, children, estates, tenants and allies, and follows their high and glamorous trajectory across three generations of change, nostalgia, ambition, resistance and war. The Pembrokes straddled their world, politicking at court, while on their vast estates in Wiltshire maintaining the customs of the manor and setting up the hunting parks, great houses and sophisticated gardens which constituted their vision of perfection. It was an England caught up in its first taste of modernity, yet divided over how to react to it, split between the old and the new, the moment at which the world we have lost turned into the world it has now become
Restoration : the rebuilding of Windsor Castle by Adam Nicolson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1990s Windsor Castle was devastated by fire. In this book Nicolson charts the years since the fire through to the final rebuilding, including dealing with the fire, the finances of restoring the Castle and the decisions on whether simply to restore or make changes
When God spoke English : the making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating, lively account of the making of the King James Bible. James VI of Scotland -- now James I of England -- came into his new kingdom in 1603. Trained almost from birth to manage rival political factions, he was determined not only to hold his throne, but to avoid the strife caused by religious groups that was bedevilling most European countries. He would hold his God-appointed position and unify his kingdom. Out of these circumstances, and involving the very people who were engaged in the bitterest controversies, a book of extraordinary grace and lasting literary appeal was created: the King James Bible. 47 scholars from Cambridge, Oxford and London translated the Bible, drawing from many previous versions, and created what many believe to be the greatest prose work ever written in English -- the product of a culture in a peculiarly conflicted era. This was the England of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson and Bacon; but also of extremist Puritans, the Gunpowder plot, the Plague, of slum dwellings and crushing religious confines. Quite how this astonishing translation emerges is the central question of this book. Far more than Shakespeare, this Bible helped to create and shape the language. It is the origin of many of our most familiar phrases, and the foundations of the English-speaking world. It was a generous and deliberate decision to make the Bible available to the common man: not an immediate commercial success, but which later became a bestseller, and has remained one ever since. Adam Nicolson gives a fascinating and dramatic account of the early years of the first Stewart ruler, and the scholars who laboured for seven years to create the world's greatest book; immersing us in a world of ingratiating bishops, a fascinating monarch and London at a time unlike any other
On foot by Adam Nicolson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seize the fire : [heroism, duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar] by Adam Nicolson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author uses the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the British and Franco-Spanish fleets in 1805, and uses it to examine our idea of heroism and the heroic
Quarrel with the king : the story of an English family on the high road to civil war by Adam Nicolson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned, bestselling author of God's Secretaries and Seize the Fire explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion witnessed through the life and times of one of England's richest and most influential families
 
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God's secretaries : the making of the King James Bible
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Seize the fire : heroism, duty, and the Battle of TrafalgarSissinghurst : an unfinished historyQuarrel with the king : the story of an English family on the high road to civil warThe gentry : stories of the EnglishPower and glory : Jacobean England and the making of the King James BibleMen of honour : Trafalgar and the making of the English heroPerch Hill : a new lifeEarls of paradise
Alternative Names
Adam Nicolson, 5:e baron Carnock

Adam Nicolson écrivain britannique

Adam Nicolson escritor británico

Adam Nicolson schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Nicholson, Adam 1957-

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