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The Last Lion: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932
The Last Lion: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932
by William Manchester
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William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion. In this, the first volume, we... (read more)

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The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
by Thomas Asbridge
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A thrillingly intimate portrait of one of history's most illustrious knights—William Marshal—that vividly evokes the grandeur and barbarity of the Middle Ages William Marshal was the true Lancelot of his era—a peerless... (read more)

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Victoria's Daughters
Victoria's Daughters
by Jerrold Packard
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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... (read more)

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The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly... (read more)

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Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
by Pamela Hicks
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and#8220;Lady Pamela Hicksand#8217;s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be writtenand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/Iandgt;), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth... (read more)

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World of Arthur Ransome
World of Arthur Ransome
by Christina Hardyment
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Napoleon famously declared that an army marches on its stomach; every bit as true, however, is that great authors are often as keen to feed their stomachs as they are to feed their imaginations. Far ranging in time and place, this beautifully illustrated... (read more)

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My Early Life: 1874-1904
My Early Life: 1874-1904
by Winston Churchill
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Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century Winston Churchill As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against... (read more)

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We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals
by Gillian Gill
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century–and one of history’ s most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naïve teenager, when... (read more)

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Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
by Prince Charles
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For the first time, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankinds most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature. In the vein of Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and Van Jones Green Collar... (read more)

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
by Amanda Foreman
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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time... (read more)

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Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
by Sally Bedell Smith
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In this magisterial new biography, New York Times bestselling author Sally Bedell Smith brings to life one of the world’s most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth II. From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of... (read more)

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The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
by Alison Weir
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Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own... (read more)

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The Duchess
The Duchess
by Amanda Foreman
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved... (read more)

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
by Amanda Foreman
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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time... (read more)

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That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
by Anne Sebba
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The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The Kings Speech. This is... (read more)

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Churchill
Churchill
by Roy Jenkins
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [953]-957) and index.... (read more)

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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
by John Campbell
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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics. Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth... (read more)

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Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
by Mary S Lovell
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This is the Story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful... (read more)

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Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
by Rosina Harrison
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In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "... (read more)

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Wait for Me!: Memoirs
Wait for Me!: Memoirs
by Deborah Mitford
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Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Viennaand#8212;its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall. Surrounded by the leading literary... (read more)

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