Uncrowned King Book
Score: 3.5
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Uncrowned King


  • Author : Stanley Weintraub
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743206099

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Uncrowned King Excerpt :

Stanley Weintraub, biographer of Victoria and other major figures of her era, here unveils for the first time the largely hidden role of Albert, establishing him as one of the greatest men of his days. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Weintraub delves into Albert's political, familial, financial, medical, and sexual life. As a youth, Albert had few choices of vocation. Plucked from foreign obscurity - literally a "student prince" - he would sire the succession in what was then the most powerful empire on earth. His marriage, arranged as it was and stormy at times, remains one of the most surprising and arresting of love stories. Yet while Victoria adored him, his adopted people never accepted him, nor were they pleased with his behind-the-scenes behavior as surrogate sovereign. He was active, often secretly, in foreign affairs and in military affairs. He played a major part in running the Crimean War, and early in the American Civil War played a major part in keeping Britain from intervening for the South. He was Britain's leading exponent of industrial and technological progress, culminating in the renowned Crystal Palace exhibition, the first - and most successful - World's Fair. Indeed, virtually all royal instructions from the Queen to her officials, were drafted by the Prince Consort.

King Albert s Book Book

King Albert s Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:829432299

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A Magnificent Obsession Book
Score: 5
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A Magnificent Obsession


  • Author : Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429940924

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A Magnificent Obsession Excerpt :

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy. After the untimely death of Prince Albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy. For Britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after Albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later. Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama--the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and – after his death – with his enduring place in history. Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.

We Two Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

We Two


  • Author : Gillian Gill
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345514929

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[A] delectable double bio . . . Talk about Victoria’s secret. . . . A fascinating portrait of a genuine love match, but one in which the partners dealt with surprisingly modern issues.” —USA Today 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 the British Empire was at the height of its power, and seemed doomed to find failure as a monarch and misery as a woman until she married her German cousin Albert and accepted him as her lord and master. Now renowned chronicler Gillian Gill turns this familiar story on its head, revealing a strong, feisty queen and a brilliant, fragile prince working together to build a family based on support, trust, and fidelity, qualities neither had seen much of as children. The love affair that emerges is far more captivating, complex, and relevant than that depicted in any previous account. The epic relationship began poorly. The cousins first met as teenagers for a few brief, awkward, chaperoned weeks in 1836. At seventeen, charming rather than beautiful, Victoria already “showed signs of wanting her own way.” Albert, the boy who had been groomed for her since birth, was chubby, self-absorbed, and showed no interest in girls, let alone this princess. So when they met again in 1839 as queen and presumed prince-consort-to-be, neither had particularly high hopes. But the queen was delighted to discover a grown man, refined, accomplished, and whiskered. “Albert is beautiful!” Victoria wrote, and she proposed just three days later. As Gill reveals, Victoria and Albert entered their marriage longing for intimate companionship, yet each was determined to be the ruler. This dynamic would continue through the years—each spouse, headstrong and impassioned, eager to lead the marriage on his or her own terms. For two decades, Victoria and

King Leopold s Ghost Book
Score: 4
From 69 Ratings

King Leopold s Ghost


  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760785208

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King Leopold s Ghost Excerpt :

With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. . While he did all this, he carefully constructed an image of himself as a deeply feeling humanitarian. Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize in 1999, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of this man’s brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. It is also the inspiring and deeply moving account of a handful of missionaries and other idealists who travelled to Africa and unwittingly found themselves in the middle of a gruesome holocaust. Instead of turning away, these brave few chose to stand up against Leopold. Adam Hochschild brings life to this largely untold story and, crucially, casts blame on those responsible for this atrocity.

King Albert s Book Book

King Albert s Book


  • Author : Sir Hall Caine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: World War, 1914-1918
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112083761046

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Prince Albert  a Billionaire Stepbrother Romance Book

Prince Albert a Billionaire Stepbrother Romance


  • Author : Sabrina Paige
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 1518809200

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Prince Albert a Billionaire Stepbrother Romance Excerpt :

Prince Albert is a royal prick. He's the most famous one on the planet - wealthy, gorgeous, and a notorious playboy. He's also the most conceited, insufferable, arrogant man I've ever met. Did I mention he's a freaking prince? An actual, real life Prince Not-So-Charming. He's tattooed and pierced, too. Prince Albert has a Prince Albert piercing. That's right - he's pierced you-know-where. Allegedly. I've never seen it. My mother is marrying a king. Being a princess is every girl's fantasy, right? Except that means Albie is my new stepbrother. Oh, and one more thing -- I accidentally married him. We're keeping the biggest secret on the planet. Ever heard the fairy tale about the Princess and her stepbrother? Yeah, I didn't think so. I'm royally screwed.

Oswiu  King of Kings Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Oswiu King of Kings


  • Author : Edoardo Albert
  • Publisher : Lion Fiction
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782641193

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Oswiu King of Kings Excerpt :

Oswald's head is on a spike. Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald's body is strung up has become sacred ground - a site of healing for those who seek it. Oswald's mother believes he will protect those he loves, even beyond the grave. So she asks the impossible of Oswiu: to journey to the heart of Penda's kingdom and rescue the body that was stolen from them. Will this fateful task allow Oswiu to prove himself worthy of uniting the kingdoms under him as the King of Kings, or will it set him on a path to destruction? Oswiu: King of Kings is the masterful conclusion to The Northumbrian Thrones trilogy.

The Prince s Bride Book
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

The Prince s Bride


  • Author : Diane Alberts
  • Publisher : Entangled: Indulgence
  • Release Date : 2016-06-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633756618

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Alicia Forkes has a few things to do in order to forget her troubles. One: visit a foreign country. Two: meet a hot stranger. Three: Have the hottest night of her life with a sexy stranger and bolt. Check, check, and check. Now she can get back to enjoying the rest of her trip. But why is her passport photo on every news channel, and why is she expected to appear before the Prince? Turns out that the hot stranger she met? Yeah, he’s not just any stranger – he’s Prince Leo of Randovia. And, actually, he’s not a stranger at all – turns out Prince Leo is the same Leo who broke her teenage heart ten years ago. Leo can’t believe that after all these years, he’s finally found Alicia again...and she doesn’t want anything to do with him. She may not be Cinderella – she shows up to his office cursing him to hell and back, accusing him of decade-old wrongdoings – but he’s determined to prove that he’s the prince for her. Even if it means letting her go. Each book in the Modern Fairytales series is STANDALONE: * Beauty and the Boss * The Prince’s Bride

The Art of Making Beautiful Fashion Doll Shoes Book

The Art of Making Beautiful Fashion Doll Shoes


  • Author : Timothy Alberts
  • Publisher : Hobby House PressInc
  • Release Date : 2004-03-01
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 087588685X

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The Art of Making Beautiful Fashion Doll Shoes Excerpt :

Now available in paperback!Shoe lovers, look no further! This book is the perfect fit for you! Sought-after designer, Timothy Alberts, walks dolls and shoe admirers through the fun and rewarding process of crafting a miniature shoe. 154 color photos will make you envy the dolls that get to wear these gorgeous works of art. Don't miss checking out the entertaining shoe timeline, which tracks the history of fashion and footwear trends over the last few centuries. Includes 4 patterns!

Albert the Soldier King Book

Albert the Soldier King


  • Author : Harry Irving Shumway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1258833751

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Albert the Soldier King Excerpt :

This is a new release of the original 1936 edition.

Taking What s His Book
Score: 4.5
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Taking What s His


  • Author : Diane Alberts
  • Publisher : Entangled: Brazen
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633752597

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Taking What s His Excerpt :

One explosive device was all it took to turn Holt Cunningham from ass-kicking Marine to IT technician. Hell, he's still not over it. So when the cute little strawberry blonde at the bar asks him to kiss her, Holt can't resist the temptation of a sexy distraction. Before he knows it, she's blown his mind...and then skipped out the next morning. Lydia Thomas never expected things with Holt to go quite that far, but oh, it was worth it. After being far too good for way too long, she was ready to be bad. Except that there's that tiny detail that Lydia kept to herself-Holt just spent the night doing naughty things...with his best friend's little sister. One night isn't nearly enough. But with his friendship on the line, how far will Holt go in order to claim what's his? Each book in the Shillings Agency series is STANDALONE: * Temporarily Yours * Stealing His Heart * Seducing the Princess * Taking What's His * Say You're Mine * His Best Mistake

The Art of Making Miniature Millinery Book

The Art of Making Miniature Millinery


  • Author : Timothy J. Alberts
  • Publisher : Hobby House PressInc
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 0875886167

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The Art of Making Miniature Millinery Excerpt :

You will want this how-to-make doll's hats book from Timothy Alberts, M. Dalton King, and Pat Henry. This exceptional how-to book shows you the ins and outs of making fabulous hats for your antique and contemporary dolls including items for the popular 15-in fashion dolls such as Gene "RM," Tyler "RM," and Alex "RM." We all know that fashion is about the accessories and a hat can make or break an outfit. Designer Timothy Alberts shows step-by-step how you can make stunning hats to accompany your doll's costumes, and includes four different hat patterns. In addition to the source guide, the authors also include an illustrated history of many different styles and how they are incorporated into today's fashions. This elegant book will be a favorite for modern and antique collectors alike.

The Exceptionally  Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Exceptionally Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School


  • Author : Albert Lorenz
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613129838

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The Exceptionally Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School Excerpt :

On the first day back to school from summer vacation, John is the new kid. When the librarian asks him if the school is any different from his last one, he begins a wildly imaginative story about what it was like. What follows are hilarious scenarios—his old school bus was a safari jeep pulled by wild creatures, the school was a castle, and the lunch menu included worms! His imagination wins him the attention and awe of his librarian and peers, setting the tone for a compelling story about conquering the fears of being a new kid, as well as the first-day jitters that many children experience. Albert Lorenz’s over-the-top illustrations, reminiscent of the work of MAD magazine’s early artists, bring the story to life. Speech bubbles and side panels make reference to and define objects in the art (in the most humorous and irreverent way).