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Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert (1924-2008), "a pearl of biographers" (New Statesman), is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of Disraeli (St. Martin's Press), The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, The English: A Social History, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. He lived in Oxfordshire, England.

Christopher Hibbert

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George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King
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George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King

Christopher Hibbert
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 patronage of the arts; his 'illegal' marriage...

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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History
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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History

Christopher Hibbert; Foreword by Henry Hitchings
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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

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Charles Dickens: The Making of a Literary Giant
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Charles Dickens: The Making of a Literary Giant

Christopher Hibbert
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 smallest fragments of his experience...

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Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce
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Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce

Christopher Hibbert
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

With his signature insight and compelling style, Christopher Hibbert explains the extraordinary complexities and contradictions that characterized Benito Mussolini. Mussolini was born on a Sunday...

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Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification
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Garibaldi: Hero of Italian Unification

Christopher Hibbert with a foreword by Ross King
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 to the Americas, where he played a...

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Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister
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Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Minister

Christopher Hibbert
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 "dear and devoted friend." In this masterly...

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Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason
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Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treason

Christopher Hibbert and Foreword By David Starkey
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

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 awkward stutterer, he grew in stature and...

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Edward VII: The Last Victorian King
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Edward VII: The Last Victorian King

Christopher Hibbert; Foreword by Hugh Thomas
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

A riveting biography that vividly captures the life and times of the last Victorian king.

To his mother, Queen Victoria, he was "poor Bertie," to his wife he was "my dear little man,"...

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