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Terry Coleman

Terry Coleman is an historian, novelist, and journalist. As roving reporter for The Guardian of London he reported from eighty countries. He interviewed eight British prime ministers, was New York correspondent, and was named Journalist of the Year in the British press awards. His historical novel Southern Cross was a worldwide bestseller. Recent publications  include biographies of Nelson and Laurence Olivier. Faber have just published his history of the Old Vic theatre.
 

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OLIVIER


Olivier was the greatest classical actor of his day, matinee idol, Hollywood star and Oscar winner, film director, West End impresario, and then first director of the National Theatre. Coleman was arts correspondent of The Guardian when Olivier was at the National and knew him for twenty years.  This is the standard biography, the only one to be written with free access to Olivier’s private papers, diaries, and letters and to those of Vivien Leigh, his second wife.
“Excellent. A fine and doubtless definitive biography” — New York Times. “One hell of a life” — Sunday Telegraph.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Olivier-Authorised-Biography-Terry-Coleman/dp/0747580804/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1301558991&sr=8-2



PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2005

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NELSON: THE MAN AND THE LEGEND


A revisionist biography of a legendary hero who was undoubtedly a naval hero but also ruthless and a natural born predator, who came to see himself as the instrument of God. The first biography to be based on an original study of a mass of Nelson’s own manuscript letters and papers, many previously unseen and unused.
“Wittily ruthless” — Sunday Times. “Utterly convincing. A real pleasure” – London Evening Standard. “In the best tradition of revisionist history, well researched, at odds with received wisdom, and long overdue” — Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nelson-Man-Legend-Terry-Coleman/dp/0747559007/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3



PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

PUBLICATION DATE: November 2001

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EMPIRE


A novel about Sam Houston as president of the sovereign republic of Texas, who feared annexation by the United States and struggled with the help of Britain and France to keep Texas independent and maintain two great republics on the continent of north America.  It is one of the great Ifs of history, and history was within an ace of going the other way.


“Our best historical novelist writing today” – A L Rowse, Guardian. “A gifted writer… A compelling tale” – Financial Times.


PUBLISHER: Sinclair-Stevenson

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1994

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PASSAGE TO AMERICA


The story of two million English and Irish immigrants to America in the mid nineteenth century—who they were, who they went, what they hoped for. A standard work in the US, in print since its first publication.


“This momentous movement has now found its perfect chronicler. Terry Coleman is that rare phenomenon, an absolutely original writer.”—Jan Morris, The Times


“A book which stirs the imagination and remains vividly in the memory.”—Times Literary Supplement


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PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: 1972

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THE RAILWAY NAVVIES


The story of the men who built the railways, the unknown labourers of the nineteenth century who blasted, shovelled, and drank their way across Christian England and carved out of the countryside a new architecture unparalleled in grandeur since the building of the cathedrals.


“Vivid and perceptive. Something of a landmark.”—Asa Briggs, The Guardian


“A brilliant book about a magnificent and vanished race of men.”—The Listener


PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1965

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THE LINERS: A HISTORY OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC CROSSING


PUBLISHER: Penguin

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1997



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FANTASY GENERAL: THE OFFICIAL STRATEGY GUIDE (SECRETS OF THE GAMES SERIES)


PUBLISHER: Prima Publishing

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1996

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THATCHER’S BRITAIN: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE PROMISED LAND


PUBLISHER: Transworld

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1987

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THANKSGIVING


PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1982

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SOUTHERN CROSS


PUBLISHER: Hutchinson

PUBLICATION DATE: January 1979

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THE NELSON TOUCH: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF HORATIO NELSON


Admiral Horatio Nelson captures our imaginations like few other military figures. A mixture of tactical originality, raw courage, cruelty, and romantic passion, Nelson in action was daring and direct, a paramount naval genius and a natural born predator. Now, in The Nelson Touch, novelist Terry Coleman provides a superb portrait of Britain’s most revered naval figure. Here is a vivid account of Nelson’s life, from his childhood and early career at sea–where a high-placed uncle helped speed his advancement to post captain–to gripping accounts of his greatest sea battles. Readers will witness the Battle of the Nile, where Nelson crushed a French squadron of thirteen ships of the line, and the Battle of Trafalgar, where he died at the moment of his greatest triumph. What emerges is a man of strength of mind amounting to genius, frequently generous, always fascinated with women, often uneasy with his superior officers, and absolutely fearless. Nelson was a ruthless commander, whose instinct was not just to defeat the enemy but to annihilate him. Sure to appeal to readers of Patrick O’Brian and other seafaring fiction, as well as all military history and naval history buffs, this is a superbly written biography that gives readers the texture and feel of this magnificent life.


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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2004

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THE OLD VIC: The Story of a Great Theatre from Kean to Olivier to Spacey

The Old Vic, one of the world’s great theatres, opened in 1818 with rowdy melodrama and continued with Edmund Kean in Richard III howled down by the audience. One impresario, among the first of thirteen to go bankrupt there, fled to Milan and ran La Scala. In 1848 a chorus girl tried to murder the leading lady. In 1870 the Vic became a music hall, then a temperance tavern and, from 1912, under Lilian Baylis, both an opera house and the home of Shakespeare. By the 1930s great actors were happy to go there for a pittance – John Gielgud, Charles Laughton, Peggy Ashcroft, and Laurence Olivier. The Vic considered itself a national theatre in all but name.

After the second world war the Royal Ballet and the English National Opera both sprang from the Vic, and the National Theatre, at last established in 1963 under Olivier, made its first home there. In 1980 the Vic was saved from becoming a bingo hall by a generous Toronto businessman. Since 2004 Kevin Spacey, Hollywood actor and the winner of two Oscars, has led a new company there, and toured the world.

 

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 2nd October 2014

Buy here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0571311253

 

 

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