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  • Alfred the Greatby Jacob Abbott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom.The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man. more...

  • Our Last Best Chanceby King Abdullah II of Jordan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.40

    When a dying King Hussein shocked the world by picking his son rather than his brother, the longtime Crown Prince, to be the next King of Jordan, no one was more surprised than the young head of Special Forces who discovered his life was in for a major upheaval. In this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he... more...

  • The Female King of Colonial Nigeriaby Nwando Achebe

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers... more...

  • The King in the Northby Max Adam; Max Adams

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 11.65

    A stunning recreation of the life and times of Oswald of Northumbria: Christian warlord, founder of Lindisfarne monastery - and the first great English monarch. more...

  • Dianaby Bill Adler

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.00

    In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her brief life drew the fascination of millions. Yet the most photographed woman in the world was also the least quoted--her actual words were seldom... more...

  • The King's Henchmanby Anthony Adolph

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 8.74

    Brilliant.' Gillian Tindall 'A moving love story between a commoner and a royal, as well as a breathtakingly fresh window into the courts of Charles I and Charles II, and the foundation of London's West End.' Fiona Mountain Charles II's succession to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded, Oliver Cromwell had... more...

  • The Life and Times of the Shahby Gholam Reza Afkhami

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    This epic biography, a gripping insider's account, is a long-overdue chronicle of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last Iranian monarch. Gholam Reza Afkhami uses his unparalleled access to a large number of individuals?including high-ranking figures in the shah's regime, members of his family, and members... more...

  • Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabethby Lucy Aikin

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 11.49

    This book gives us an in depth look at the court of Queen Elizabeth I from birth to death. Widely acclaimed to be one of the most accurate accounts, it features letters, quotes and even sonnets from all the leading people of the day. The intrigues and deceits are written about in great detail - A gripping classic read from AUK's Revisited series. more...

  • Will and Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Weddingby Alex & Rory

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 10.99

    In Will and Kate's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, the Royal couple take us behind-the-scenes with exclusive photos of their engagement, the hen night, the wedding day and more! Featuring comments from the future King and Queen, as well other less-interesting Royals, this unique photo album tells: . How Wills first 'grabbed' Kate at an Edinburgh fashion... more...

  • Catherine the Greatby John T. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 16.99

    The first popular biography of Catherine the Great based on contemporary scholarship, Alexander's volume provides a vivid portrait of Catherine as an extremely savvy ruler. Concentrating on her long reign (1762-96), he examines all aspects of Catherine's life and career, including her brilliant political strategies which won her the acceptance of... more...