In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

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Price
$40.00
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
Pages
752
Dimensions
4.9 X 1.6 X 10.6 inches | 2.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374280901
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About the Author

Jenny Uglow's books include prizewinning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. The Lunar Men (FSG, 2002) was described by Richard Holmes as "an extraordinarily gripping account," while Nature's Engraver won the National Arts Writers Award for 2007. A Gambling Man (FSG, 2009) was short-listed for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Uglow grew up in Cumbria and now lives in Canterbury, England.

Reviews

"Monumental . . . A remarkable distillation of hundreds of letters, diary entries and other documents produced by people from varying walks of life . . . [Uglow is] a great historian." --Karin Altenberg, The Wall Street Journal

"A rich harvest." --Matthew Price, The Boston Globe

"A fascinating account of how Britons lived through a generation of war . . . A vivid portrait of citizens who gave priority to day-to-day lives but rarely forgot they were engaged in the greatest war in history." --Kirkus

"It is hard to think of anyone who has contributed as much to the literature of the past forty years in so many fields--as publisher, editor and writer--as Jenny Uglow." --Peter Stothard, Times Literary Supplement

"As crowded and bustling as a Gillray drawing . . . At its impressive best, it has the dense feel of Turner's Battle of Trafalgar." --Nicholas Shakespeare, The Daily Telegraph

"Few can match [Uglow's] skill at conjuring up a scene, or illuminating a character with a swift and glittering line of description. And so it is here . . .In These Times brims with life." --Miranda Seymour, The Sunday Times