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- University of Delaware Press 2012; US$ 84.99
?A visionary and a madman? was how one British statesman, Lord Carteret, described Theodore von Neuhoff. This exciting biography, Theodore von Neuhoff, King of Corsica: The Man behind the Legend by Julia Gasper, traces the unlikely career of the German baron who in 1736 had himself proclaimed and crowned King of Corsica. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99
Around the World with a King, is an eyewitness account of Hawaiian King Kalakaua's journey around the world in 1881. William Armstrong accompanied the King as a member of His Majesty's Government and Royal Commissioner for Immigration. His account of this remarkable circumnavigation, the first ever for a monarch, is told with humor and insight,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 1.20
?Enchanting, often moving and sometimes hilarious? Daily Mail Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, the Queen Mother?s letters give readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Here, in her own words, is the woman who brought a sense of ease and fun into the public and private lives of the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader?s Circle for author chats and more. Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835?1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor?s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their... more...
- Quirk Books 2013; US$ 19.95
You think you know her story. You?ve read the Brothers Grimm, you?ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power?and all of them had skeletons... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria?s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99
Were you one of the thousands of well-wishers who lined the streets to witness the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton? Have you followed the Royal love story from the couples early days at St Andrews University through to the current day? Are you, like countless others, delighted at the arrival of the baby prince, George Alexander... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99
A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." ? People magazine "The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence." ? Publishers Weekly... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 25.00
This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and... more...