Lord of Hosts: The Life of Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon

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9781257025497: Lord of Hosts: The Life of Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon

Biography of Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon III, American-born, mid-20th century British politican. He is known for the publication of his Diaries.

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Richard Carreño, a resident of Center City, Philadelphia, is a writer, bookseller, and an educator, formerly a lecturer of American literature and English composition at several universities in the United Kingdom and in the United States. He is editor of The Philadelphia Junto and a partner in the on-line bookshop,philabooks|booksellers and WritersClearinghousePress. He specializes in art, architectural, and cultural reporting and criticism. He is the author of several books, including Museum Mile: Philadelphia's Parkway Museums, Lord of Hosts: The Life of Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon, and Clotheshorse: A History and Guide to Riding Apparel.

In 1996, Carreño was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and, in 1998, an educational consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) in Ukraine. Carreño was based in the late 1990s in London, working as a media consultant, writer, and editor for Writers Clearinghouse, a firm he founded in 1978 in Fabyan, CT. He travelled widely in Europe and the Mid-East. Returning to the United States in 1999, he held a short-term, mid-career assignment as a James H. Ottaway Sr. Fellow at the American Press Institute, Washington.

He is the recipient of an honors citation from the Lowell Mellett Fund for a Free and Responsible Press, Washington, for his work as a media critic; a first place award from the New England Scholastic Press Association; and a Friends of The Bahamas Essay Award, among others.

In 1999, Carreño founded @philabooks|booksellers in partnership with late father, Ralph J. Carreño of Boston. The on-line bookshop specializes in books about The New Yorker and its authors; men's fashions; works by and about the Pennsylvania author John O'Hara; and books by and about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. @philabooks also sponsors The Philadelphia Book ConneXion, a charity that distributes free books.

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