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Dan Jones - Author

About the Author

Dan Jones is a style consultant, working with brands like Swatch, Topman, and ASOS, and publishers like Conde Nast. He is the author of The Mixer's Manual and Man Made.

Featured books by Dan Jones

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A gin manual for the home mixologist a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.

Other books by Dan Jones

Big Book of Gin

Big Book of Gin

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

With Gin making record sales across Britain and the rest of the world, there's been a boom in new distilleries and a thirst for new ways to enjoy this juniper-based spirit. Enter Dan Jones, bestselling gin author and cocktail enthusiast, who will make you love this tasty drink even more. Starting with the history of gin, Dan reveals how the first distilleries opened in the UK in the 1600s, explains the nuts and bolts of making the beverage, as well as all the different trends it has experienced. He'll take imbibers on a journey around the world to some of the top producers, uncovers new trends, and shares over 100 tasty recipes, from classic cocktails, batch drinks, new concoctions, homemade syrups and more, and answers all the gin questions you were afraid to ask. Featuring stylish photography and illustrations throughout, The Big Book of Gin is a comprehensive guide to the renaissance of one of the world's most celebrated spirits.

Tequila: Shake, Muddle, Stir Over 40 of the best cocktails for tequila and mezcal lovers

Tequila: Shake, Muddle, Stir Over 40 of the best cocktails for tequila and mezcal lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

If you think that tequila can only be consumed as a slammer with salt and lime (with a chaser of the world's-worst-hangover), think again: Dan Jones is about to set the record straight. In Tequila: Shake, Muddle, Stir, Dan introduces readers to some rather grown-up and classy ways to consume this agave-based tipple. Starting with the basic kit for your home bar, and following with the best tequila- and mezcal-makers on the planet, you'll be shopping for your tequila kit like a pro. With more margarita recipes than you can shake a cocktail shaker at, as well as a glut of amazing tequila and mezcal cocktails you have never even heard of, this is a recipe book that will change your drink repertoire for good. Like a fine whisky, tequila should be sipped, savoured and enjoyed. With this in mind, Dan has curated over 40 tequila and mezcal recipes for the home mixologist. Featuring classics (and twists on classics) like an Old Fashioned, Tequila Sunrise and Juan Collins, to glorious new concoctions such as the Teqroni, Tequila Mockingbird and Bloody Maria, tequila will undoubtedly become your spirit of choice. Including recipes for DIY syrups, sours, infusions and more, Tequila: Shake, Muddle, Stir will show you just how versatile this underrated liquor is, and proves there is a tequila-based tipple out there for everyone.

The Gentleman's Guide to Grooming The art of male grooming

The Gentleman's Guide to Grooming The art of male grooming

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

With the rise of perfectly preened sports stars, online dating, and the dreaded selfie stick, every man worth his salt wants to look his best. Male grooming is no longer about being vain: it s essential. A real man has a stylish haircut, conditions his beard, manscapes, moisturizes, wears decent shoes, takes the right vitamins, and is probably hitting the gym right now to hone his physique. Feeling confused? Fear not, because Dan Jones is here to guide you through everything you ever needed to know about personal grooming. From man-buns and moustaches to eye cream, facials, and buying a decent suit, this is a dapper DIY guide for all men, from teens to dads, who want to look their best year-round.

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

Author: Dan Jones, Marina Amaral Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'A splash of colour is all it took to bring these historic black and white photos back to vivid, breathtaking life ... Astonishing' The Sun. The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique - and often beautiful - perspective on the past.

Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

'A splash of colour is all it took to bring these historic black and white photos back to vivid, breathtaking life ... Astonishing' The Sun. The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique - and often beautiful - perspective on the past.

The Templars

The Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

Magna Carta The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Magna Carta The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2017

On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.

The Templars

The Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: Downloadable audio file Release Date: 07/12/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

The Templars

The Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/12/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

50 Queers Who Changed the World A celebration of LGBTQ+ icons

50 Queers Who Changed the World A celebration of LGBTQ+ icons

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2017

Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time. LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history - legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Virginia Woolf, Laverne Cox, Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde have made an unforgettable impact. Queer subculture has had an enormous influence on style, music, art and literature - the queer community were the first to vogue, throw shade and say YAS to life before it hit the mainstream. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court, to RuPaul acting as an ambassador for drag on network television, queer people have fought to express their identities and make a difference. This book will celebrate the lives, work and unique perspectives of the icons who changed the world. Elegantly illustrated and packaged, these stories make utterly inspirational reading.

Rum: Shake, Muddle, Stir Over 40 of the best cocktails for serious rum lovers

Rum: Shake, Muddle, Stir Over 40 of the best cocktails for serious rum lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

In Rum: Shake Muddle Stir, Dan Jones introduces readers to the best rum-makers on the planet, as well as some of the most exciting mixes that can be made from the spirit. If you're a fan of a classic Cuba Libre and want to take things to unchartered territories, look no further. Oozing style and flavour, these rum-based cocktails have it all: start with a refreshingly fruity Pina Colada and transport yourself to the laid-back beaches of Hawaii or bring out your naughty side with the dark, stormy flavours of the Dirty Little Ruby - perfect levels of sweet and sour. Featuring all the staple favourites like the Mai Tai, Negroni and a delicious Hot Rum Toddy, Dan will have you stirring up more adventurous mixes like the boozy Yuzu Ginger Daiquiri in no time. With over 40 tantalising cocktails as well as recipes for DIY syrups, sours, infusions and more, Rum: Shake Muddle Stir will show you just how versatile this golden liquor is, and proves there is a rum-based tipple out there for everyone, just waiting to be discovered.

Templars

Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

';Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian.Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read.' The Times, Book of the YearANew York Times bestseller, this major new history of the knights Templar is ';a fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religiouscrusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger"e; Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem A faltering war in the middle east. A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity's holiest sites. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies.Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since.In this groundbreaking narrative history, Dan Jonestells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation,drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and alleged depravity have been shrouded in myth. The Templars were protected by the pope and sworn to strict vows of celibacy. They fought the forces of Islam in hand-to-hand combat on the sun-baked hills where Jesus lived and died, finding their nemesis in Saladin, who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam. Experts at channeling money across borders, they established the medieval world'slargest and most innovative banking network and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interests.Then, as they faced setbacks at the hands of the ruthless Mamluk sultan Baybars and were forced to retreat to their stronghold in Cyprus, a vindictive and cash-strapped King of France set his sights on their fortune. His administrators quietly mounted a damning case against the Templars, built on deliberate lies and false testimony. On Friday October 13, 1307, hundreds of brotherswere arrested, imprisoned and tortured, and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Pope in secret proceedings and their last master was brutally tortured and burned at the stake. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state? Dan Jones goes back to the sources tobring their dramatic tale, so relevant to our own times, to life in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readable.

Templars

Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

The Templars

The Templars

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me

Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

Look Into My Eyes is an autobiography of one man's life through the lens of Asperger's syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder. This second edition includes a chapter written by the authors wife about what it is like to be in a relationship with an someone with Asperger's Syndrome, she shares both the positive aspects, and the challenges. As a small child Dan Jones knew he was different to other children, they would want to play football and interact with each other, he would want to crawl around searching for snails keeping himself to himself. Dan found his own coping strategies to manage his anxieties, discovering meditation as an eight year old, and hypnosis as a teenager. This book offers a rare insight into what it is like to live with Asperger's. Dan has a unique perspective; not only does he have Asperger's, but a large part of his professional life has been spent working with people with autism spectrum disorder and their carers.

Relaxing Tales for Children: A Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children Relax

Relaxing Tales for Children: A Revolutionary Approach to Helping Children Relax

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2017

Relaxing Tales for Children is the sequel to Sleepy Bedtime Tales, which introduced a revolutionary new approach to helping children sleep, which Dan Jones had developed over 15 years ago during his time working in children's homes with children who struggled to fall asleep. Relaxing Tales for Children uses these same techniques, but the stories are focused on helping children to relax, rather than helping them to fall asleep. Each of the eleven stories follow the same characters who were in the stories in Sleepy Bedtime Tales as they take on different adventures. These stories are ideal for reading to children at home to help them to relax, or to read to groups of children at 'story time'. The target age range for these stories is 4-7 year old's, although the approach works with younger and older children than this age range. The stories have all been written to be read to children, rather than by children, so that they can relax and listen along with their eyes closed imagining the stories unfold.

Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts: Expanded Edition

Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts: Expanded Edition

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2017

This book of more than 100 Hypnotherapy scripts is based on over 20 years of experience. This book is expanded on the first edition to include more hypnotic inductions & 'quit smoking scripts & strategies' and additional description about using the scripts. This isn't just another hypnosis scripts book. It also gives the reader ideas and suggestions on how to run a Hypnotherapy session from gathering information to carrying out the hypnotic work, ending a session and setting tasks. It also introduces Ericksonian Hypnotic language patterns and script structure so that the reader can have a deeper understanding of what is being done in the scripts and why they are written the way they are. This all round package makes this book a valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Ericksonian hypnosis. "e;A must for all hypnosis and NLP students"e;Hypnotherapists in training can read and analyse the Hypnotherapy scripts & study the language, structure & multi-level communication used.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2017

'Hypnotherapy' is the definitive text if you want to learn all you need to know about hypnotherapy, from how to do hypnosis, how to work therapeutically, how to set up and run your own practice, and how to generate alternative income streams. Hypnotherapy covers: How problems are formed, What trance is, The SET model, How to do hypnosis, What to do before and after you have hypnotised clients, Emotional needs, Innate skills and abilities, Observation skills, The RIGAAR model, Self-hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, Ideo-dynamic healing, Strategies and treatment ideas for many problems hypnotherapists work with, Setting up in practice, and Alternative income streams to make additional income. There are also two annotated session transcripts so that you can see all that you will have learnt being applied and follow along to see how it all works in live sessions (One session is an improving a clients artistic abilities, the other is helping a client that feels they can't say 'no' to people)

Sleepy Bedtime Tales: A Revolutionary Way to Get Your Child to Sleep At Night

Sleepy Bedtime Tales: A Revolutionary Way to Get Your Child to Sleep At Night

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2017

This book offers a revolutionary way to tell bedtime stories helping to make bedtime a time of peace, calm and sleep for your child. Based on psychological principles and techniques, these stories will help to guide your child comfortably asleep. They are to be read to your child at bedtime, rather than with or by your child. These bedtime stories are written to be read to 4-7 year old's (they can be read to children as young as two) as they rest in bed with their eyes shut listening along. Each of the stories takes about 10-15 minutes to read. The sleepy bedtime story approach has been taught to many parents and used by professionals working in care homes to help children fall asleep at night. This approach can be used with any story, but this is the first time that stories have been written specifically to optimise the effectiveness of the techniques. If you are after a scientific, calming, relaxing approach to getting your child to sleep, then this is definitely the bedtime stories book for you.

Fifty Men's Fashion Icons that Changed the World Design Museum Fifty

Fifty Men's Fashion Icons that Changed the World Design Museum Fifty

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Painfully cool and instantly recognisable, the 50 style trailblazers in this collection used fashion to attract attention, gain influence, express themselves and make powerful statements. From Fred Astaire to Prince, Marlon Brando to Bob Dylan, JFK to Fred Perry, this book covers the looks and stories of politicians and actors, musicians and designers. With stunning photography, this book is the perfect gift for fashionistas, design students, and anyone who loves good style!

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Gin Shake, Muddle, Stir : Over 40 of the Best Cocktails for Serious Gin Lovers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A gin manual for the home mixologist a perfect gift or self purchase for anyone riding the gin trend Gin is the spirit of the moment. With such a huge array of new premium and imported brands hitting the US market, a little guidance is surely required. Featuring all the staples like the Gin Fizz, Martini, and Gimlet, Dan will have you dabbling with a Pink Lady, a Negroni, and a Rhubarb Sparkler in no time. The cocktails include easy three-ingredient-recipes, from punches and apertifs to teas, martinis, and more. Dan also shares his favorite syrup recipes that will elevate your cocktail-making skills to new levels. With one bottle, you will soon be mixing over 60 drinks that will make you the life and soul of any party.

Realm Divided

Realm Divided

Author: Dan Jones Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/06/2016

Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. Dan Jones' vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th century government is interwoven with an exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate and what role the Church played in their lives.

Realm Divided A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Realm Divided A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

1215 - the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history - saw England engulfed by crisis. Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. In June, in a quiet Thames-side water-meadow, John attached his regal seal - under oath - to a charter that set limits on regal power. In return, the barons renewed their vows of fealty. Groundbreaking though 'Magna Carta' was, it had scant immediate impact as England descended into civil war that would still be raging when John died the following year. Dan Jones's vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

"e;Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government."e;Antonia FraserFrom the New York Timesbestsellingauthor ofThe Plantagenets, a lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to beby the author ofThe Templars The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principleseven its languagecan be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange document and how did it gain such legendary status?Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King John reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty drafted by a group of rebel barons who were tired of the king's high taxes, arbitrary justice, and endless foreign wars. The fragile peace it established would last only two months, but its principles have reverberated over the centuries.Jones's riveting narrative follows the story of the Magna Carta's creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England, and charts the high points in its unexpected afterlife. Reissued by King John's successors it protected the Church, banned unlawful imprisonment, and set limits to the exercise of royal power. It established the principle that taxation must be tied to representation and paved the way for the creation of Parliament.In 1776 American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king and to demand even more far-reaching rights. We think of the Declaration of Independence as our founding document but those who drafted it had their eye on the Magna Carta.

Realm Divided A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Realm Divided A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2015

1215 - the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history - saw England engulfed by crisis. Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. In June, in a quiet Thames-side water-meadow, John attached his regal seal - under oath - to a charter that set limits on regal power. In return, the barons renewed their vows of fealty. Groundbreaking though 'Magna Carta' was, it had scant immediate impact as England descended into civil war that would still be raging when John died the following year. Dan Jones's vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives.

Realm Divided

Realm Divided

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2015

1215 - the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history - saw England engulfed by crisis. Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. In June, in a quiet Thames-side water-meadow, John attached his regal seal - under oath - to a charter that set limits on regal power. In return, the barons renewed their vows of fealty. Groundbreaking though 'Magna Carta' was, it had scant immediate impact as England descended into civil war that would still be raging when John died the following year. Dan Jones's vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives.

The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2015

The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently five times as the great families of England fought to the death for the right to rule. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these chaotic years. Yet efforts were made to maintain some semblance of peace and order, as chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived, and the Renaissance began to flourish. Following on from Dan Jones's bestselling The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown is a vivid and engrossing history of these turbulent times.

Magna Carta The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Magna Carta The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2014

On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2014

On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a group of disgruntled barons in a meadow by the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by foreign crisis and domestic rebellion, King John was fast running out of options. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to fix his regal seal to a document that would change the world. A milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, the 'Great Charter' established an Englishman's right to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. Dan Jones's elegant and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified by profiles of the barons who secured it and a full text of the charter in both Latin and English.

The Mixer's Manual The Cocktail Bible for Serious Drinkers

The Mixer's Manual The Cocktail Bible for Serious Drinkers

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2014

Mix drinks like a pro with this indispensible collection of 150 of the world's finest cocktails, all of which can be made from the comfort of your own mixing lab: your kitchen. Dan Jones shares recipes for classic tipples such as the Margarita and Martini to the more modern Thank God it's Friday and Morning After, in the ultimate format for usefulness - the manual. Starting with 'Basic Tools', Dan covers the fundamental kit required to make your moonshine - the shaker, glassware, bottle opener, spirits and mixers, manly patience and know-how. He then moves on to signature drinks, social occasions, quirky ingredients and designer ice - no element of the cocktail goes unturned. With a stylish vintage design and illustrations throughout, Mixers Manual is witty and informative, set to become a classic.

The Plantagenets The Kings Who Made England

The Plantagenets The Kings Who Made England

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

This brilliant new book explores the lives of eight generations of the greatest kings and queens that this country has ever seen, and the worst. The Plantagenets - their story is the story of Britain. England's greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over England through eight generations of kings. Their remarkable reign saw England emerge from the Dark Ages to become a highly organised kingdom that spanned a vast expanse of Europe. Plantagenet rule saw the establishment of laws and creation of artworks, monuments and tombs which survive to this day, and continue to speak of their sophistication, brutality and secrets. Dan Jones brings you a new vision of this battle-scarred history. From the Crusades, to King John's humbling over Magna Carta and the tragic reign of the last Plantagenet, Richard II - this is a blow-by-blow account of England's most thrilling age.

Plantagenets

Plantagenets

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2013

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to grant the Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights. This is the era of chivalry, Robin Hood, and the Knights Templar, the era of the Black Death, the Black Prince, the founding of Parliament, and the Hundred Years' War.

Hercules the Dog: Hercules Unleashed.

Hercules the Dog: Hercules Unleashed.

Author: Dan Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2011

Hercules the Terrier is afraid of nothing, and is devoted to his mistress. His superb nose means he is in demand from the U.K. and U.S. governments to sniff out anything nasty. He tackles burglars and uppity cats. See the world through the eys of a very special dog. Feelgood guaranteed.

Neoplastic Hematopathology Experimental and Clinical Approaches

Neoplastic Hematopathology Experimental and Clinical Approaches

Author: Dan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Fulfilling the void with a Hematopathology book that integrates clinical and experimental studies with diagnostic criteria, Neoplastic Hematopathology: Experimental and Clinical Approaches provides an overview of the discipline of hematopathology that connects the field with recent advances in immunology research and current clinical practice in the treatment of lymphomas and leukemias. Designed for both trainees and specialists in pathology and hematology-oncology, Neoplastic Hematopathology: Experimental and Clinical Approaches has separate sections on laboratory techniques, diagnostic hematopathology, treatment and stem cell transplantation. Expert chapter authors address both myeloid and lymphoid tumors, and provide much needed coverage in transplant biology. A study guide highlights key chapter points, making the text suitable for boards review in hematopathology and hematology-oncology.

Summer of Blood The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Summer of Blood The Peasants' Revolt of 1381

Author: Dan Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian, `Summer of Blood' breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 is one of the most dramatic and bloody events in English history. Starting with village riots in the Essex countryside, chaos rapidly spread across much of the south-east of England, as tens of thousands of ordinary men and women marched in fury to London, torching houses, slaughtering their social superiors and terrifying the life out of those who got in their way. The burning down of Savoy Palace, home to the most powerful magnate in the realm, marked one of the Revolt's most violent episodes. The Peasants' Revolt has remained an underexplored period of history. In revisiting the bloody events of 1381, Dan Jones has brought back to glorious life the squalor, drama and complex hierarchies of a society that until now seemed almost too distant to imagine. His examination of village life and the failings of government from the perspective of the Revolt's key players is both intellectually stimulating and compulsively readable. Vivid, atmospheric and beautifully written, this is historical writing of the highest quality.

Technical Writing Style (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication)

Technical Writing Style (Part of the Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication)

Author: Dan Jones, Sam Dragga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1997

Part of the new Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication, Technical Writing Style is equally appropriate as a core text or as a supplement. This text offers the most current and comprehensive instruction available in achieving an effective style in technical docu- ments. It shows that technical prose style varies from the highly formal to the colloquial, from the pretentious to the plain, and it demonstrates the many stylistic strategies writers should consider for every technical document they write. Among the major topics included are: style and technical writing style; audiences and discourse communities; persuasion through style; diction; style in sentences and paragraphs; tone; bias; ethics; and editing for style. Throughout, engaging real-world case studies and numerous examples reinforce the author's discussion of effective and ineffective technical prose styles.

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