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

Overview
Works: 64 works in 406 publications in 4 languages and 14,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Passenger lists  Case studies  Diaries  Genealogy  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director
Classifications: HV5801, B
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Most widely held works about R. P. T Davenport-Hines
 
Most widely held works by R. P. T Davenport-Hines
The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,686 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
Voyagers of the Titanic : passengers, sailors, shipbuilders, aristocrats, and the worlds they came from by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,229 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 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
Gothic : four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruin by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 952 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
Universal man : the lives of John Maynard Keynes by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 817 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."
An English affair : sex, class and power in the age of Profumo by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 408 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
Proust at the Majestic : the last days of the author whose book changed Paris by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 393 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 )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history. On the night of 14 April 1912, midway through her maiden voyage, the seemingly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg, sustaining a 300-feet gash as six compartments were wrenched open to the Atlantic Ocean. In little over two hours, the palatial liner nose-dived to the bottom of the sea. More than 1,500 people perished in the freezing waters. But who were they? In Titanic Lives, Richard Davenport-Hines brings to life in fascinating and absorbing detail the stories of the men who built and owned the ship, the crew who serviced her and the passengers of all classes who sailed on her. The Titanic was a floating microcosm of Edwardian society -- at the bottom of the ship was third class, filled with economic migrants and political and religious refugees hoping for a better life in the New World. Above them were hundreds of second-class passengers buoyed up by their prosperous respectability. On the upper decks were the hereditary rich and those of inconceivable wealth -- American titans of industry such as John Jacob Astor IV, who was found with $4000 in sodden notes in his pockets. In this epic, sweeping history we are introduced to this broad cast of characters, from every class and every continent, as we follow their lives on board the ship through to the supreme dramatic climax of the disaster itself. Published to coincide with the centenary of the sinking, Titanic Lives is an impeccably researched and utterly riveting history which re-creates the complexities, disparities and tensions of life one hundred years ago
British business in Asia since 1860( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 347 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 )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A night at the Majestic : Proust and the great modernist dinner party of 1922 by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 296 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
Dudley Docker : the life and times of a trade warrior by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 279 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
The wartime journals by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 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
The Macmillans by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Glaxo : a history to 1962 by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Glaxo, from its beginnings to 1962, examines the global operations of this pharmaceutical company
Letters from Oxford : Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 231 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
One hundred letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 195 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
Speculators and patriots : essays in business biography by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Enterprise, management, and innovation in British business, 1914-80 by R. P. T Davenport-Hines( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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AudenGothic : four hundred years of excess, horror, evil, and ruinProust at the Majestic : the last days of the author whose book changed ParisBritish business in Asia since 1860A night at the Majestic : Proust and the great modernist dinner party of 1922Dudley Docker : the life and times of a trade warriorGlaxo : a history to 1962Letters from Oxford : Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson