Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert, "a pearl of biographers" (New Statesman), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of Disraeli  (Palgrave Macmillan), The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, The English: A Social History, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.


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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History

Christopher Hibbert; Foreword by Henry Hitchings
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Christopher Hibbert draws on every known contemporary source to provide a minutely detailed look at the fascinating writer Samuel Johnson. Using facts and...


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Charles Dickens: The Making of a Literary Giant

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

With passion and wit, Christopher Hibbert details the crucial years that formed Dickens the writer and Dickens the man. He explains how Dickens transferred the...


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Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification

Christopher Hibbert with a foreword by Ross King
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. Known as the "Hero of Two Worlds," Garibaldi's military prowess extended...


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Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

With his signature insight and compelling style, Christopher Hibbert explains the extraordinary complexities and contradictions that characterized Benito...


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George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women; his...


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Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

When Charles Stuart was a young child, it seemed unlikely that he would survive, let alone become ruler of England and Scotland. Once shy and retiring, an...


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Edward VII: The Last Victorian King

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was “poor Bertie,” to his wife he was “my dear little man,” while the President of France called him “a great English king,”...


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Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister

Christopher Hibbert
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

To Thomas Carlyle he was "not worth his weight in cold bacon," but, to Queen Victoria, Benjamin Disraeli was "the kindest Minister" she had ever had and a...


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