Royal

Royal
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Time Warner Books UK
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780751532241
ISBN 13: 075153224X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Book Review:

In 1977, Robert Lacey's bestselling MAJESTY was the first serious biography of Elizabeth II, defining the affection for the Queen that underlay the popular success of the Silver Jubilee. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of her accession, ROYAL brings her remarkable story up to date. It provides a fresh portrait of her relationship with Prince Philip, and its effect on their children; it describes how the Queen has worked to live up to and maintain her strongly held beliefs, shaped over the years by the wishes and dreams - and sometimes the anger and unhappiness - of the people; and it explains how and why the monarchy continues to enjoy such enduring support. In addition, the Jubilee Paperback edition has been updated to reflect all the fast-changing events of the Jubilee year, specifically: * The controversy over the work activities of Prince Edward and Sophie * Prince Harry's escapades with drink and drugs * The death of Princess Margaret * The death of royal critic Lord Altrincham

Royal

Royal
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Little Brown
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780316859400
ISBN 13: 0316859400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Book Review:

Royal is a celebration and analysis of Britain's monarchy - an explanation of why most people feel good about The Queen and why it is okay to feel that way - tracing the evolution of monarchy's alliance with popular culture which is both its strength and weakness today.

Royal

Royal
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780754091790
ISBN 13: 0754091791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Royal Book Review:

In 1977, Robert Lacey's bestselling Majesty offered a serious biography of Elizabeth II, defining the affection for the Queen that underlay the popular success of the Silver Jubilee. Now, on the 50th anniversary of her accession, Royal brings her remarkable story up to date.

Battle of Brothers William Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult

Battle of Brothers  William  Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 0008408521
ISBN 13: 9780008408527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of Brothers William Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult Book Review:

‘THE ROYAL BOOK OF THE YEAR ... You’ve read their side of the story, now read the real story’ Daily Mail THIS CRISIS IS AS BIG AS THE ABDICATION – SAYS LACEY, HISTORICAL ADVISOR TO THE CROWN.

Brothers in Battle Best of Friends

Brothers in Battle  Best of Friends
Author: William Guarnere,Edward Heffron,Robyn Post
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781101207574
ISBN 13: 1101207574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brothers in Battle Best of Friends Book Review:

Tom Hanks introduces the “remarkable” (Publishers Weekly) true story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO® miniseries Band of Brothers. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron were among the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army—members of an elite unit of the 101st Airborne Division called Easy Company. The crack unit was called upon for every high-risk operation of the war, including D-Day, Operation Market Garden in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and the capture of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden. In his own words, Guarnere gives a gripping account of D-Day from the paratrooper’s perspective. Both men vividly re-create dropping into Holland to capture the roads and bridges between Eindhoven and Arnhem, known as Hell’s Highway. Through much of 1944 both friends fought side by side—until Guarnere lost his right leg in the Battle of the Bulge and was sent home. Heffron went on to liberate slave labor and concentration camps and capture Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest hideout. United by their experience, the two reconnected at the war’s end and were inseparable up until their deaths. Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends is a tribute to the lasting bond forged between comrades in arms under fire and to all the brave men who fought fearlessly for freedom. Includes photographs

Beyond Band of Brothers

Beyond Band of Brothers
Author: Dick Winters,Cole C. Kingseed
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-02-07
ISBN 10: 9781101205662
ISBN 13: 1101205660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Band of Brothers Book Review:

“Tells the tales left untold by Stephen Ambrose, whose Band of Brothers was the inspiration for the HBO miniseries….laced with Winters’s soldierly exaltations of pride in his comrades’ bravery.”—Publishers Weekly They were called Easy Company—but their mission was never easy. Immortalized as the Band of Brothers, they suffered 150% casualties while liberating Europe—an unparalleled record of bravery under fire. Winner of the Distinguished Service Cross, Dick Winters was their legendary commander. This is his story—told in his own words for the first time. On D-Day, Winters assumed leadership of the Band of Brothers when its commander was killed and led them through the Battle of the Bulge and into Germany—by which time each member had been wounded. Based on Winters’s wartime diary, Beyond Band of Brothers also includes his comrades’ untold stories. Virtually none of this material appeared in Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers. Neither a protest against nor a glamorization of war, this is a moving memoir by the man who earned the love and respect of the men of Easy Company—and who is a hero to new generations worldwide. Includes photos

Easy Company Soldier

Easy Company Soldier
Author: Don Malarkey,Bob Welch
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-05-13
ISBN 10: 9781429938044
ISBN 13: 1429938048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easy Company Soldier Book Review:

Elite paratrooper Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the World War II battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne. Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord. In the darkness of D-day morning, Malarkey parachuted into France and within days was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroism in battle. He fought for twenty-three days in Normandy, nearly eighty in Holland, thirty-nine in Bastogne, and nearly thirty more in and near Haugenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany. Easy Company Soldier is his dramatic tale of those bloody days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how an adventurous kid from Oregon became a leader of men.

Battle of Brothers

Battle of Brothers
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0063042967
ISBN 13: 9780063042964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of Brothers Book Review:

From bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the Royal family. The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal insider, biographer and historian Robert Lacey, this book reveals the untold details of William and Harry’s closeness and estrangement, asking what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures – one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry both agreed and diverged in their views of what a modern royal owes to their country? Were the seeds of damage sowed by Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their marriage unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew’s own relations strained under the Crown? What role has Queen Elizabeth II played in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan’s dramatic departure? In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with its highs, lows and discretions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.

Monarch

Monarch
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-06-24
ISBN 10: 9781439108390
ISBN 13: 1439108390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monarch Book Review:

For more than fifty years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor -- who became Elizabeth II, Queen of England on February 6, 1952 -- has been loved and loathed, revered and feared, applauded and criticized by her people. Still she endures as a captivating figure in the world's most durable symbol of political authority: the British monarchy. In Monarch, a meticulously detailed portrait of Elizabeth II as both a human being and an institution, bestselling author Robert Lacey brings the queen to life as never before: as baby "Lilibet" learning to wave to a crowd in the Royal Mews; as a child "ardently praying for a brother" so as to avoid her fate; as a young woman falling in love with and marrying her cousin Philip; and as the mother-in-law of the most complicated royal of all, Princess Diana. Updated with new material to reflect the 2002 Golden Jubilee and the passing of the Queen Mum -- and featuring dozens of photographs, a family tree of the Hanoverian-Windsor-Mountbatten families, and a map that charts the location of royal castles -- Monarch is an engaging, critical, and celebratory account of Elizabeth's half-century reign that no reader of popular history should be without.

Battle of Brothers William Harry the Friendship the Feuds Embargo 21 10 20

Battle of Brothers  William   Harry  the Friendship   the Feuds  Embargo 21 10 20
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1201261136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of Brothers William Harry the Friendship the Feuds Embargo 21 10 20 Book Review:

The Snake Eaters

The Snake Eaters
Author: Owen West
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1451655932
ISBN 13: 9781451655933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snake Eaters Book Review:

Documents the achievements of a team of reservists and National Guardsmen who built an Iraqi battalion and fought side by side with the first Iraqi soldiers granted independent battle space. By the award-winning author of Sharkman Six. 50,000 first printing.

Meghan and Harry

Meghan and Harry
Author: Lady Colin Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781643587622
ISBN 13: 1643587625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meghan and Harry Book Review:

The fall from popular grace of Prince Harry, the previously adulated brother of the heir to the British throne, as a consequence of his marriage to the beautiful and dynamic Hollywood actress and "Suits star" Meghan Markle, makes for fascinating reading in this groundbreaking book from Lady Colin Campbell, who is the New York Times bestselling biographer of books on Princess Diana, the Queen Mother, and Queen Elizabeth's marriage.

The Kelloggs

The Kelloggs
Author: Howard Markel
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 0307907287
ISBN 13: 9780307907288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kelloggs Book Review:

***2017 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Nonfiction*** "What's more American than Corn Flakes?" —Bing Crosby From the much admired medical historian (“Markel shows just how compelling the medical history can be”—Andrea Barrett) and author of An Anatomy of Addiction (“Absorbing, vivid”—Sherwin Nuland, The New York Times Book Review, front page)—the story of America’s empire builders: John and Will Kellogg. John Harvey Kellogg was one of America’s most beloved physicians; a best-selling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast. In The Kelloggs, Howard Markel tells the sweeping saga of these two extraordinary men, whose lifelong competition and enmity toward one another changed America’s notion of health and wellness from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and who helped change the course of American medicine, nutrition, wellness, and diet. The Kelloggs were of Puritan stock, a family that came to the shores of New England in the mid-seventeenth century, that became one of the biggest in the county, and then renounced it all for the religious calling of Ellen Harmon White, a self-proclaimed prophetess, and James White, whose new Seventh-day Adventist theology was based on Christian principles and sound body, mind, and hygiene rules—Ellen called it “health reform.” The Whites groomed the young John Kellogg for a central role in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and sent him to America’s finest Medical College. Kellogg’s main medical focus—and America’s number one malady: indigestion (Walt Whitman described it as “the great American evil”). Markel gives us the life and times of the Kellogg brothers of Battle Creek: Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his world-famous Battle Creek Sanitarium medical center, spa, and grand hotel attracted thousands actively pursuing health and well-being. Among the guests: Mary Todd Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Booker T. Washington, Johnny Weissmuller, Dale Carnegie, Sojourner Truth, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and George Bernard Shaw. And the presidents he advised: Taft, Harding, Hoover, and Roosevelt, with first lady Eleanor. The brothers Kellogg experimented on malt, wheat, and corn meal, and, tinkering with special ovens and toasting devices, came up with a ready-to-eat, easily digested cereal they called Corn Flakes. As Markel chronicles the Kelloggs’ fascinating, Magnificent Ambersons–like ascent into the pantheon of American industrialists, we see the vast changes in American social mores that took shape in diet, health, medicine, philanthropy, and food manufacturing during seven decades—changing the lives of millions and helping to shape our industrial age.

The Crown

The Crown
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 1524762288
ISBN 13: 9781524762285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crown Book Review:

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top. Written by the show's historical consultant, royal biographer Robert Lacey, and filled with beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills, The Crown: The Official Companion: Volume 1 adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we've never seen her before.

Band Of Brothers

Band Of Brothers
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-12-25
ISBN 10: 1471109259
ISBN 13: 9781471109256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Band Of Brothers Book Review:

**THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** The book that inspired Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis. In Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose pays tribute to the men of Easy Company, a crack rifle company in the US Army. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the dangerous parachute landings on D-Day and their triumphant capture of Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ in Berchtesgaden. Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. Repeatedly send on the toughest missions, these brave men fought, went hungry, froze and died in the service of their country. A tale of heroic adventures and soul-shattering confrontations, Band of Brothers brings back to life, as only Stephen E. Ambrose can, the profound ties of brotherhood forged in the barracks and on the battlefields. ‘History boldly told and elegantly written . . . Gripping’ Wall Street Journal ‘Ambrose proves once again he is a masterful historian . . . spellbinding’ People

Inside the Kingdom

Inside the Kingdom
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN 10: 0143178954
ISBN 13: 9780143178958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Kingdom Book Review:

Following on his 1982 classic, The Kingdom, British journalist and bestselling author Robert Lacey offers penetrating insights into the complex country of Saudi Arabia. Taking the reader from the dramatic seizure of the Grand Mosque in Jeddah in 1979 to the deepening U.S.-Saudi relations during the Persian Gulf War and the increasing alienation of such radical fundamentalists as Osama bin Laden, Lacey presents an unvarnished picture of a country where repression is endemic and religion rules all. Through conversations with a broad range of Saudis, from high princes and ambassadors to men and women on the street, Inside the Kingdom is a story of a people trying to reconcile the religious separatism of the past with the rapidly changing world in which they are increasingly intertwined.

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers
Author: Larry Alexander
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 1101187301
ISBN 13: 9781101187302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers Book Review:

A tribute to World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. The paratroopers of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, have come to symbolize the incredible bravery and heroism shown by the greatest generation in World War II. on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, author Larry Alexander crosses an ocean and a continent to discover just what made the Band of Brothers special. Accompanied by his friend Forrest Guth, an easy Company veteran on his final tour in Europe, Alexander explores the living history of the places where American soldiers went into action, and reveals what makes this story so meaningful for us today. Part travelogue, part historical perspective, In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers is an unforgettable memorial to the men who fell in action, and a tribute to the veterans who are still with us.

A Company of Heroes

A Company of Heroes
Author: Marcus Brotherton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 1101537132
ISBN 13: 9781101537138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Company of Heroes Book Review:

THE "MUST-READ"* BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION After the Band of Brothers went home, they never forgot the lessons of war . . . After chronicling the personal stories of the Band of Brothers in We Who Are Alive and Remain, author Marcus Brotherton presents a collection of remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company—and how their wartime experiences shaped their lives off the battlefield. A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known—men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed onto their families, and that continue to inspire new generations of Americans. *Jake Powers, Official E/506th Historian

The Year 1000

The Year 1000
Author: Robert Lacey,Danny Danziger
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780316511575
ISBN 13: 0316511579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year 1000 Book Review:

As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p.127 And much more...

Ford

Ford
Author: Robert Lacey
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780517635049
ISBN 13: 0517635046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ford Book Review:

Spanning more than one hundred years and four generations, this biography of Henry Ford, the automobile company he created, and the dynasty he founded, reflects the rise of industrial America and the American dream