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A Nervous Splendor: Vienna, 1888-1889
A Nervous Splendor
Vienna, 1888-1889
Paperback      ISBN: 014005667x
Recreates an opulent and ominous period in Vienna's history, showing ways in which public events affected the hearts and minds of the Viennese people and the great artists and thinkers who lived among them
Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Marie Antoinette
The Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0307277747
The acclaimed author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII describes the life of the doomed queen of France, from her betrothal as an unsophisticated, poorly educated fourteen-year-old girl betrothed to the future King Louis XVI, through her difficult marriage in the French court, to her courage in the face of revolutionaries who sent her to the guillotine twenty-three years later. Reissue. 75,000 first printing. (A Columbia Pictures film, directed by Sofia Coppola, releasing Fall 2006, starring Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis, & Asia Argento) (Biography & Autobiography)
Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch
Becoming Queen Victoria
The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0345461959
Documents the early years of the iconic British monarch, focusing on the contributing factors that shaped her ascension, from her passionate youth and bitter struggles with her mother to the influence of her cousin, who was originally destined for the throne.
The Memoirs Of Catherine The Great
The Memoirs Of Catherine The Great
Paperback      ISBN: 0812969871
A definitive translation of the memoirs by the powerful Russian queen describes Catherine's youth, her unhappy marriage and life prior to taking the Russian throne, her dealing with the intrigues and betrayals of Russian court life, and her ultimate rise to power. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana
Duchess of Devonshire
Paperback      ISBN: 0375753834
Provides a dramatic portrait of the colorful life of eighteenth-century British aristocrat Lady Georgiana Spencer, her roles as a society and political hostess, and her disastrous and profligate private life. Winner of the Whitbread Prize. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
Elizabeth the Queen
The Life of a Modern Monarch
Paperback      ISBN: 0812979796
A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Elizabeth and Mary
Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375408983
A dual portrait of England's Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin--and rival--Mary Queen of Scots documents the complex relationship and dramatically different qualities of character, ideals, attitude toward womanliness, and reigns and discusses the power struggle between them and their diverse influence on British history. 50,000 first printing
Wilhelm II: Emperor and Exile, 1900-1941
Wilhelm II
Emperor and Exile, 1900-1941
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807822833
The conclusion of the author's prize-winning, scholarly biography of the King of Prussia and German Emperor from 1888 to 1918 traces the Kaiser's inept conduct of foreign affairs before World War I, his dethronement, and his exile to Holland. UP.
The Wives of Henry VIII
The Wives of Henry VIII
Paperback      ISBN: 067973001x
The author of The Warrior Queens presents a multiple biography of the six unfortunate wives of Henry VIII--from Catherine of Aragon, a woman of learning and dignity, to religious reformer Catherine Parr. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
A Charmed Life
Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
Paperback      ISBN: 0312384963
The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.