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Simon Schama is a superstar historian -- famous throughout the English speaking world for his prize-winning books and his History of Britain series for the BBC. His History of Britain books have dominated the bestseller lists for the last 3 years. The gorgeous Perennial reissues of Landscape and Memory and The Embarrassment of Riches in Spring '04 have only further raised Schama's profile.
Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Dead Certainties, Rembrandt's Eyes and Landscape and Memory. His monumental History of Britain is published in three volumes by BBC Worldwide in the UK and Talk Miramax Books in the US. He was art crticis of the New Yorker in 1995 to 1998 and was made CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours list.
'An outstanding work of historical scholarship ... Simon Schama writes brilliantly. He can bring a character alive in a sentence ... This powerful book reads with the ease of a novel. Every page glitters with intelligence and perception. In every way Patriots and Liberators is an extraordinary acheivement.' J.H. Plumb 'This remarkable book is more than a revision, it is a revelation.' A.J.P. Taylor, Observer 'A dramatic story, full of pathos and true comedy. If any book may be said to inhale without sententiousness the clear, calm and steadying air of a European ideal, this is it.' Michaels Ratcliffe, The Times 'Schama's book is written in the grand manner, its sweep is as impressive as its erudation and the constant brilliance of its style. He give the Dutch revolution back to the people to whom it belonged -- the Dutch.' Economist