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  • Dan Jones
  • The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 2-7 Tagen versandfertig
    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9780143127888 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780143127888 
    Verlag:  US Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 215 mm / B 139 mm / D 30 mm 
    Gewicht:  374 gr 
    Seiten:  416 
    Bewertung: Titel bewerten / Meinung schreiben
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    Praise for The Wars of the Roses

    “Exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history. There are battles fought in snowstorms, beheadings, jousts, clandestine marriages, spurious genealogies, flashes of chivalry and streaks of pure malevolence. . . .Jones’s material is thrilling, but it is quite a task to sift, select, structure, and contextualize the information. There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skillful piece of storytelling.”
    The Sunday Telegraph

    “Jones’s greatest skill as a historical writer is to somehow render sprawling, messy epochs such as this one into manageable, easily digestible matter; he is keenly tuned to what should be served up and what should be omitted. And he still finds rooms for the telling anecdote and vivid descriptive passage. It makes for an engrossing read and a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the Lancastrian-Yorkist struggle.”
    The Spectator

    “If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones or The Tudors then Dan Jones’ swashbucklingly entertaining slice of medieval history will be right up your alley… Every bit as entertaining and readable as his previous blockbuster The Plantagenets.”
    Daily Express

    “Jones is a born storyteller, peopling the terrifying uncertainties of each moment with a superbly drawn cast of characters and powerfully evoking the brutal realities of civil war. With gripping urgency, he shows this calamitous conflict unfold.”
    The Evening Standard 
     
    “Jones tells a good story. That is a good thing, since storytelling has gone out of favor among so many historians. . .  He admits that the era is at times incomprehensible, yet he manages to impose upon it sufficient order to render this book both edifying and utterly entertaining. His delightful wit is as ferocious as the dreadful violence he describes.”
    The Times (London)
     
    “A fine new history . . . Tautly structured, elegantly written, and finely attuned to the values and sensibilities of the age, The Wars of the Roses is probably the best introduction to the conflict currently in print.”
    The Mail on Sunday

    “It’s not often that a book manages to be both scholarly and a page-turner, but Jones succeeds on both counts in this entertaining follow-up to his bestselling The Plantagenets. . . He sets a new high-water mark in the current revisionism of the Tudor era.”
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    “Jones authoritatively sets the scene for the 15th-century succession crises . . . valiantly pared down for fluid readability.”
    —Kirkus Reviews
      



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