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  • Peter the Great: His Life and Worldby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    "Enthralling...As fascinating as any novel and more so than most!" THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great. He brought Russia from the darkness of its own Middle Ages into the Enlightenment and transformed it into the power... more...

  • The Rough Guide to the Royalsby Rough Guides; James McConnachie

    Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Britain's royals are the official face of the state and the center of a worldwide media circus. This entertaining Rough Guide to the Royals explores the paradox of one of the world's oldest monarchies. It casts a quizzical eye over the current royal family, from former Olympic horse rider Anne and industry ambassador Andrew to current favorites... more...

  • The Reluctant Empressby Brigitte Hamann

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.86

    Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year. On the surface, it was a fairy-tale marriage, all the more poignant, with hindsight,... more...

  • Dreadnoughtby Robert K. Massie

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00

    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Robert K. Massie has written a richly textured and gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century's first great arms race. Massie brings to vivid life, such historical figures as the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz, the young, ambitious, Winston Churchill,... more...

  • Lives of the Princesses of Walesby Mary Beacock Fryer; Arthur Bousfield; Garry Toffoli

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    Beautifully illustrated, this book looks at the nine women who have been Princesses of Wales. more...

  • Dianaby Tim Clayton; Phil Craig

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 17.00

    Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana contains never-before-revealed information and stunning insights about the beloved -- and largely misunderstood -- Princess of Wales. From... more...

  • Elizabeth's Bedfellowsby Anna Whitelock

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to... more...

  • The Queens and the Hiveby Edith Sitwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    No hive can tolerate two Queens. In the fatal clash between the Protestant Queen of England and the Catholic Queen of Scots, many were determined that 'The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth'. In this moving chronicle a modern poet magnificently recaptures the splendid colour and sordid intrigue of the most spectacular period of history in Britain.... more...

  • Victoria of Englandby Edith Sitwell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    The Victorian era has been one of the most influential in shaping modern British society, and Victoria herself is a powerful symbol of the age. This is a fascinating portrait of the queen, both before and during her reign, by one of the 20th century's most influential women writers. Making extensive use of Victoria's Letters and journal, Edith... more...

  • Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in Franceby Stephen Clarke

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.68

    The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France. He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and... more...