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Richard Cohen

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Richard Cohen is the former publishing director of Hutchinson and Hodder & Stoughton and the founder of Richard Cohen Books. Five times U.K. national saber champion, he was selected for the British Olympic team in 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984; in 2004 and again in 2005 he was world veterans’ saber champion. He lives in New York City.

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By the Sword
A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions
Written by Richard Cohen


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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By the Sword
A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions; 10th anniversary edition
Written by Richard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 5, 2003
Price: $17.00

Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with Bess after school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ’s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his... Read more >
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Chasing the Sun
The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Written by Richard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $20.00

In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed author Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. Drawing on more than seven years of research, he reports from locations in eighteen different countries. As he soon discovers, the Sun is present... Read more >
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Chasing the Sun
The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Written by Richard Cohen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $11.99

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