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Davenport-Hines, R. P. T. (Richard Peter Treadwell) 1953-

Works: 86 works in 534 publications in 6 languages and 14,712 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Case studies  Passenger lists  Diaries  Genealogy  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director
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The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melding social, political, and cultural history, the auhor illustrates that intoxication is neither unnatural nor deviant, and describes how for thousands of years human beings have taken substances to change their physical or emotionalemotuional state. He argues that drug use is a necessary part of human experience, recounting how many drugs that are controlled or prohibited nowadays were freely available until the early twentieth century
Glaxo : a history to 1962 by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glaxo is the world's second largest pharmaceutical multinational. This study of the company, from its beginnings to 1962, is based on full archival access to the company records. It gives a detailed account of the global operations of Glaxo, and not only describes the evolution of this international business, but studies its research and development programmes, its products, and its marketing and management. It is the first comprehensive study of a UK-based drugs company and one of the few scholarly studies yet written of front-ranking world companies
Universal man : the lives of John Maynard Keynes by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

29 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century's most charismatic and revolutionary economist. Keynes helped FDR launch the New Deal, saved Britain from financial crisis twice over the course of two World Wars, and instructed Western nations on how to protect themselves from revolutionary unrest, economic instability, high unemployment, and social dissolution. Isaiah Berlin called Keynes "the cleverest man I ever knew"--Both "superior and intellectually awe-inspiring."
Voyagers of the Titanic : passengers, sailors, shipbuilders, aristocrats, and the worlds they came from by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While many accounts of the Titanic's voyage focus on the technical or mechanical aspects of why the ship sank, Davenport-Hines follows the stories of the men, women, and children whose lives intersected on the vessel's fateful last day
Auden by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden was the greatest English poet of the twentieth century. As witness to many of the century's pivotal moments - Berlin in the 1920s, Spain and China in the 1930s, wartime and postwar America - and because of his consuming quest to translate the social, political, and cultural upheavals into poetry, his importance at century's end is undeniable. It is Richard Davenport-Hines' achievement in this biography (the first in fifteen years) to make clear the extent of Auden's achievement - as a poet, a librettist, and an essayist - and to show how his works serve as a commentary on the wars, ideologies, spiritual questioning, and sexual attitudes of the time in which he lived. Auden's ambition was to be a great poet. Beyond his intense need to experience and to be consumed by experience, there was also an inexhaustible curiosity about ideas, a passion for understanding, and a desire for wisdom. In an age when heroic conceptions are no longer useful, Auden's outer and inner travels and his dedication to writing establish his life as a model of what it means to be a poet today, and underscore the tremendous cost, in the words of Auden's friend Hannah Arendt, of following the "heart's invisible furies." In Auden, Davenport-Hines has given us a portrait that is fresh, convincing and exemplary
The wartime journals by H. R Trevor-Roper( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [This book reveals] the voice and experiences of a 'backroom boy' who spent most of the war engaged in highly-confidential intelligence work in England - including breaking the cipher code of the German Secret Service, the Abwehr. He became an expert in German resistance plots and after the war interrogated many of Hitler's immediate circle, investigated Hitler's death in the Berlin bunker and personally retrieved Hitler's will from its secret hiding place. His writings tell of Whitehall officials, Oxford dons, Secret Service men, the Home Counties professional classes, Northumberland gentry and Irish raconteurs "making do' under war conditions. ..."--Jacket
Gothic : four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruin by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Richard Davenport-Hines traces the history of the gothic sensibility, from the seventeenth century to the present day. The birth of gothic can be said to date to the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, an event so powerful it created a new landscape and inspired the desolate and savage scenes depicted by the painter Salvator Rosa. With their precipices, ruined castles, dark caves, and contorted trees, they provided the original visual and imaginative frame of the genre." "Whatever the medium - art, architecture, gardening, literature, photography, filmmaking, music, clothing design - gothic is about exaggeration, about immoderation. This revelatory history ranges across genres and eras, taking in figures as various as Lord Byron, Francisco Goya, Edgar Allan Poe, Jackson Pollock, David Lynch, and The Cure as it probes ongoing fascination with "twisted and punished desires, barbarity, caprice, base terrors and vicious life.""--Jacket
An English affair : sex, class and power in the age of Profumo by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racy snapshot of Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Profumo affair
One hundred letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper by H. R Trevor-Roper( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefully chosen selection from the correspondence of Hugh Trevor-Roper, one of the most gifted and famous historians of his generation and one of the finest letter-writers of the 20th century
Proust at the Majestic : the last days of the author whose book changed Paris by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid portrait of the early impact of In Search of Lost Timea̮nd of the last months of Proust in a city where he had become an unlikely star. On a May evening in 1922, the English arts lovers Violet and Sydney Schiff convened a grand dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Paris, following the premiere of a Stravinsky ballet. In addition to guests of honor Stravinsky and Diaghilev, the dinner was attended by Picasso, James Joyce, and finally, arriving around 2:30 in the morning, one more artist at the peak of his fame: Marcel Proust. Sodom and Gomorrah, the fourth and most shocking volume of Proust's monumental work In Search of Lost Time, had just appeared, transfixing readers with its finely detailed observations on themes of Jewishness and anti-Semitism, the interplay across social classes, and all manner of sexual expression. The book's eccentric, ailing author had become a celebrity to French and English-language readers alike, and his presence at the dinner was all the more unusual since Proust rarely went out. In fact, he would be dead only six months later
Titanic lives : migrants and millionaires, conmen and crew by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is a fresh investigation of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history
British business in Asia since 1860( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, death, and punishment : attitudes to sex and sexuality in Britain since the Renaissance by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1991 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author examines attitudes to sexuality in Britain with a special emphasis on the prudery, fear and hatred of deviance that underly those attitudes. He describes the self-hatred that often leads to persecution of homosexuals and sufferers of venereal disease, including AIDS
Dudley Docker : the life and times of a trade warrior by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exploration of the life of Dudley Docker (1862-1944), one of the most powerful businessmen of his era. It sketches the life and times of Docker, describes the deals he fixed and recounts the rise and fall of the companies he directed
Speculators and patriots : essays in business biography by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Markets and bagmen : studies in the history of marketing and British industrial performance, 1830-1939( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Macmillans by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Oxford : Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When they met in 1947 Hugh Trevor-Roper, a young historian at Christ Church, Oxford, was 33. Bernard Berenson, a world-famous art critic, was 82, frail but still intensely curious about the world. Trevor-Roper promised to write to him and his letters continued until Berenson's death in 1959." "A mix of social comedy, high-class gossip, sharp intellectual judgements and brilliant travel description, these are wonderfully readable letters. As the friendship with Berenson matures, they grow longer and more discursive. Oxford intrigue and elections are a particular delight, so that the election of a Warden of All Souls or a Professor of Poetry becomes an epic battle between the Party of Light and the Party of Darkness." "The letters range widely: postwar Europe, ex-Nazis and collaborators, the Cold War, Suez, history and historians, journalism, books, publishing and travel. He has a memorable journey on a pilgrims' bus in Persia, goes behind the Iron Curtain to meet Communist dignitaries and speeds in his glamorous grey Bentley to visit duchesses in the Scottish borders. Evelyn Waugh, Isaiah Berlin, A.L. Rowse, Anthony Eden, Gerald Brenan, A.J.P. Taylor, Arnold Toynbee, Dimitri Shostakovitch, C.S. Lewis and Harold Macmillan are among those who figure in these letters."--Jacket
Enemies within : communists, the Cambridge spies and the making of modern Britain by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What pushed Blunt, Burgess, Cairncross, Maclean and Philby into Soviet hands? With access to recently released papers and other neglected documents, this sharp analysis of the intelligence world examines how and why these men and others betrayed their country and what this cost Britain and its allies. Enemies Within is a new history of the influence of Moscow on Britain told through the stories of those who chose to spy for the Soviet Union. It also challenges entrenched assumptions about abused trust, corruption and Establishment cover-ups that began with the Cambridge Five and the disappearance of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean on the night boat to Saint-Malo in 1951. In a book that is as intellectually thrilling as it is entertaining and illuminating, Richard Davenport-Hines traces the bonds between individuals, networks and organisations over generations to offer a study of character, both individual and institutional. At its core lie the operative traits of boarding schools, the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Intelligence Division, Foreign Office, MI5, MI6 and Moscow Centre. Davenport-Hines tells many stories of espionage, counter-espionage and treachery. With its vast cope, ambition and scholarship, Enemies Within charts how the undermining of authority, the rejection of expertise and the suspicion of educational advantages began, and how these have transformed the social and political temper of modern Britain
A night at the Majestic : Proust and the great modernist dinner party of 1922 by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a night in May 1922, five of the greatest artists of the 20th century sat down to supper: Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Serge Diaghilev and Igor Stravinsky
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Glaxo : a history to 1962Universal man : the lives of John Maynard KeynesVoyagers of the Titanic : passengers, sailors, shipbuilders, aristocrats, and the worlds they came fromAudenThe wartime journalsGothic : four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruinAn English affair : sex, class and power in the age of ProfumoOne hundred letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper
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