Описание: In Royal Sisters, Anne Edwards, author of the best-selling Vivien Leigh: A Biography and Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, has written the first dual biography of Elizabeth, the princess who was to become Queen, and her younger sister, Margaret, who was to be her subject. From birth to maturity, they were the stuff of which dreams are made. "I`m three and you`re four," the future Queen, then a child, imperiously informed her sister. The younger girl, not understanding this reference to their position in the succession, proudly countered, "No, you`re not. I`m three, you`re seven." The royal sisters had no choice in their historic positions, but behind the palace gates and within the all-too-human confines of their personalities, they displayed tremendous individuality and suffered the usual symptoms of sibling rivalry. Royal Sisters provides an unprecedented and intimate portrait of these most famous siblings during their formative and dramatic youthful years. It is also one of the twentieth century`s most fascinating stories of sisterly loyalty. Edwards`s book is an honest look at how the royal sisters feel toward each other, their parents, their close relations and the men whom they have loved. It openly discusses, with new insights and information, the romance of Elizabeth and Philip and the tragic aborted love affair between Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend, and it has a cast of characters ranging from the youthful sisters` suitors to Winston Churchill and the entire Royal Family. It is also the story of the making of a queen, of the high drama of her situation in the Townsend affair, of the real effect their uncle`s abdication had on the sisters` lives, and of the internecine feuds that have brewed within the Royal Family since that time. Brought vividly to life through the many personal interviews of close royal associates, filled with new facts, previously unpublished anecdotes and photographs, Royal Sisters is a never-before-glimpsed look at the relationship of the Queen and Princess Margaret.
Автор: Edwards Anne Название: Streisand: A Biography ISBN: 1630761281 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781630761288 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2938 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Streisand: It Only Happens Once is not only much more than the story of the world`s greatest living performer, how she got there and why she remains at the top after three decades, it is also, in Anne Edward`s sure hands, a compelling chronicle of a woman`s fight to validate her appearance, her talent, and her right to love and be loved.
Описание: The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it. The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait. Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for TheWashington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron. The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siecle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered "degenerate" in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine "nature"). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her--simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper. And O'Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours. She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers' grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele's Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna's Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution. The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine. We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court's decision had profound ramifications in the art world. A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold--the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.
Автор: Edwards, Anne-marie Название: Pub walks in dorset ISBN: 184674282X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846742828 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1688 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Slaughter Anne-Marie Название: Unfinished Business ISBN: 1780745087 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780745084 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3192 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A compelling clarion call for a cultural shift that will enable us all to live more balanced lives Shortlisted for the FT McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015
Автор: Cannon, Anne Edwards Название: On Go w/ Pirate Pete Pirate Joe ISBN: 0142301361 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780142301364 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 409 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Edwards Anne Название: Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell ISBN: 1589798996 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781589798991 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2938 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A biography of Peggy Mitchell Marsh, who led a life as interesting as those of her characters in her epic, Gone with the Wind.
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