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J. H. Plumb (1911–2001)

Autor(a) de The American Heritage Book of The Revolution

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About the Author

British-born and educated historian John Plumb received his B.A. in 1933 from the University of London and his Ph.D. three years later from Cambridge University. After eight years as a research fellow at Cambridge, he became a member of the faculty and in 1966 professor of modern English history. mostrar mais During the same period and in the 1970s, he was a visiting professor in the United States at Columbia and at New York University. Plumb is the definitive authority on England's first prime minister, Robert Walpole, about whom he wrote a two-volume biography. Plumb presents a balanced study of the era of Whig supremacy and the earlier Hanoverian period, 1714--60. In addition to authoring books, Plumb has edited a number of multivolume works and has published numerous articles and book reviews. Says Crane Brinton, "Plumb writes firmly and well in the British academic tradition of his master, G. M. Trevelyan" (N.Y. Herald Tribune). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de J. H. Plumb

The Italian Renaissance (1961) 380 cópias
The Horizon Book of the Renaissance (1961) — Autor — 250 cópias
The First Four Georges (1956) 218 cópias
The Death of the Past (1694) 78 cópias
Crisis in the Humanities (1964) 42 cópias
Georgian delights (1980) 25 cópias
In the light of history (1972) 22 cópias

Associated Works

A Journal of the Plague Year (1722) — Prefácio, algumas edições3,624 cópias
FANNY HILL OU MEMÓRIAS DE UMA MULHER DE PRAZER (1748) — Introdução, algumas edições3,342 cópias
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,846 cópias
Jonathan Wild (1741) — Prefácio, algumas edições524 cópias
Revolutionary Europe, 1783-1815 (1964) — Editor, algumas edições315 cópias
The Dutch Seaborne Empire: 1600-1800 (1959) — Prefácio, algumas edições204 cópias
The Portuguese Seaborne Empire, 1415-1825 (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições131 cópias
England in the Eighteenth Century (1998) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Renaissance Profiles (1965) — Editor — 97 cópias
The development of a revolutionary mentality; papers (1972) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Plumb, J. H.
Nome de batismo
Plumb, John Harold
Outros nomes
Plumb, Jack
Plumb, Sir John Harold
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
UK (birth)
Local de nascimento
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
University College, Leicester (BA Lond.|1933)
Christ's College, Cambridge University (Ph.D|1936)
Alderman Newton's School, Leicester, England, UK
social historian
university professor emeritus
Trevelyan, George Macaulay (teacher)
Snow, C.P. (friend)
University of Cambridge (professor of English history)
Foreign Office (WWII)
Fellow, British Academy (1968)
Knighthood (1982)
seven honorary degrees (five in US)
Pequena biografia
Sir John Harold Plumb was a British historian and prolific writer, specializing in 18th century British history. He was also a mentor to many other young historians. During World War II, he worked at the secret British intelligence centre, Bletchley Park, where he headed a section trying to decipher German naval codes.



A chronological history of British Royal Treasures: palaces, architecture, furniture, paintings, antiques, jewelry, and more; most illustrations are in black and white with sections of color plates throughout the numerous chapters.
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America's fight for independence-the full story of the Revolutionary War-is here described in one magnificently illustrated volume. Produced by the editors of American Heritage, the distinguished magazine of history, The Revolution is a book of sound scholardship and extraordinary beauty. More than 600 pictures-183 in full color-show how the age really looked. Sparkling reproductions of 18th and 19th century art treasures, contemporary sketches and specially commissioned color photography of uniforms and arms appear on nearly every page. Many of the pictures, drawn from long-forgotten material in the museums and archives of the U.S. and Europe, have never been reproduced before. (It should perhaps be noted that-unlike many books complied by magazines from their previously published articles-The Revolution is an original work throughout.) The Revolution's narrative is by two authors noted for their fine historical writings: the major art of the book is by the well-known Bruce Lancaster, author of more than a dozen outstanding historical novels and histories, including the recent best seller From Lexington to Liberty. Chapter One, which sets the scene from 18th century England's perspective, is by Dr. J.H. Plumb, Cambridge University Lecturer in History. An authority on the 18th century and an eminent English historian, Dr. Plumb is also a writer of perception and wit. The editor of The Revolution is Richard M. Ketchum, American Heritage Associate Editor and head of the company's Book Division. Under his drection seven expert researchers, writers and artists have drawn upon libraries, museums and private collections in both the U.S.A. and Europe for the pictures and factual background of the book. (A complete index is included to enhance the value of The Revolution as a reference work.) This is the first single volume that both tells and pictures the story of our country's birth, from Lexington to Yorktown. Here is the way the first American citizens began the great experiment you are carrying on today. Contents Introduction by Bruce Catton The world beyong America The eve of revolt The war begins First campaigns, North and South The day of freedom Arms and men The crisis The making of an army The turning point The quest for allies The war at sea Frontiers aflame Struggle for the South The world turned upside down Acknowledgments Index… (mais)
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