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Peter the Great: His Life and World
Peter the Great
His Life and World
Paperback      ISBN: 0345298063
This biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Plantagenets
The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
Paperback      ISBN: 0143124927
An epic history of the Plantagenet royal dynasty traces its first king's inheritance of a violence-stricken realm through the family's growth of a powerful empire that stretched from Scotland to Jerusalem, citing the enduring influences of such figures as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard II and King John.
The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy
The Shadow King
The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0306821338
A New Scientist editor draws on myriad disciplines to address mysteries surrounding the mummy of young Tutankhamun, providing coverage of the first autopsy of the mummy in 1925, recent arguments over its DNA and the stories behind hyped-up archaeological documentaries. 25,000 first printing.
Driving the Saudis: A Chauffeur's Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive
Driving the Saudis
A Chauffeur's Tale of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness on Rodeo Drive
Paperback      ISBN: 145164003x
An ivy league-educated actress and film producer who worked as a chauffeur for members of the Saudi royal family during their visit to Beverly Hills describes her witness to their opulent lifestyle and the complications, contradictions and corruptions of their wealth. 35,000 first printing.
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
Dreadnought
Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War
Paperback      ISBN: 0345375564
A look at the events leading up to World War II discusses such figures as Churchill, Chancellor Bernhard von Bulow, Sir Edward Grey, Jacky Fisher, and others. Reprint.
Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Paperback      ISBN: 0756617715
A lavishly illustrated, compact biographical encyclopedia of Britain's royal monarchs ranges from the first Saxon king to Prince Charles, documents the key events and milestones of each reign, and features a genealogy that links the various dynasties. Reprint.
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Paperback      ISBN: 0307456706
The co-author of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story presents an epic portrait of the 19th-century empress that provides coverage of the coup that rendered her regent after her father's death, her defiance of centuries of traditions and formalities and her role in introducing Western political ideas and technologies.
Victoria's Daughters
Victoria's Daughters
Paperback      ISBN: 0312244967
Five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time... Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. All five would face the social restrictions and familial machinations borne by ninetheenth-century women of far less exalted class. Researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects-- in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa-- Victoria's Daughters examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and passed over entirely when their brother Bertie ascended to the throne. Packard, an experienced biographer whose last book chronicled Victoria's final days, provides valuable insights into their complex, oft-tragic lives as scions of Europe's most influential dynasty, and daughters of their own very troubled times.
Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Secret Lives of the Tsars
Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Paperback      ISBN: 0812979052
A chronicle of the passions, intrigues, and scandals of the Romanov dynasty includes accounts of such topics as Peter the Great's torture of his own son and Catherine the Great's many young lovers.
Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Paperback      ISBN: 0789442450
A lavishly illustrated, compact biographical encyclopedia of Britain's royal monarchs ranges from the first Saxon king to Prince Charles, documents the key events and milestones of each reign, and features a genealogy that links the various dynasties. Reprint.