The Mistresses of Cliveden

The Mistresses of Cliveden
Author: Natalie Livingstone
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN: 1473505976
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mistresses of Cliveden Book Excerpt:

'It covers three centuries of high living, high politics and high drama [...] it is so fascinating' MEL SYKES _____________________________ A Sunday Times bestseller Five women. One house. One extraordinary history. Even today, Cliveden retains its royal mystique - it is where Meghan Markle and her mother spent the night before the royal wedding - but from its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden has played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women. Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence. Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold. An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.

The Women of Rothschild

The Women of Rothschild
Author: Natalie Livingstone
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN: 1529366747
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'Captivating, intimate, dazzling epic and revelatory' SIMON SEBAG-MONTEFIORE The story of the family who rose from the Frankfurt ghetto to become synonymous with wealth and power has been much mythologized. Yet half the Rothschilds, the women, remain virtually unknown. From the East End of London to the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the English branch of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty first. As Jews in a Christian society and women in a deeply patriarchal family, they were outsiders. Determined to challenge and subvert expectations, they supported each other, building on the legacies of their mothers and aunts. They became influential hostesses and talented diplomats, choreographing electoral campaigns, advising prime ministers, advocating for social reform and trading on the stock exchange. Misfits and conformists, conservatives and idealists, performers and introverts, they mixed with Rossini and Mendelssohn, Disraeli, Gladstone and Chaim Weizmann, amphetamine-dealers, temperance campaigners, Queen Victoria, and Albert Einstein. They broke code, played a pioneering role in the environmental movement, scandalised the world of women's tennis by introducing the overarm serve and drag-raced with Miles Davies in Manhattan. Absorbing and compulsive THE WOMEN OF ROTHSCHILD gives voice to the complicated, privileged and gifted women whose vision and tenacity shaped history.

The Day the King Defaulted

The Day the King Defaulted
Author: Moshe Arye Milevsky
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 3319599879
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day the King Defaulted Book Excerpt:

This book studies King Charles II's decision to stop all payments from his royal exchequer, a sordid but little-known event in English history with eerie similarities to the cause of the Great Recession of 2008. As with any modern banking crisis, the financial system in 1672 almost collapsed, day-to-day commerce ground to a halt, houses were lost, and ordinary investors suffered—but there was no banking bailout, and no mercy for the goldsmith-bankers who had lent the king millions to fund his unsustainable lifestyle. The royal decision, made in the wake of plagues, fires, and war with the Dutch, left bankers unable to cover their own liabilities and, in the days before bankruptcy, they couldn’t walk away from their obligations and start fresh. Many bankers spent the end of their lives in debtors' prison, but English commoners had little sympathy for the plight of rich financiers—a sentiment echoed after the financial crisis of 2008. Ultimately, this book tells the complete story of the Merry Monarch's financial default (England's first and last) using the lens and language of modern financial products and markets. It covers the precarious history leading up to the infamous day in 1672, the intrigue surrounding the ‘stop’—including those who traded on inside information beforehand—and the attempt by distressed creditors to gain financial restitution.

Presidential Agent

Presidential Agent
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 655
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1504026497
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the eve of World War II, Lanny Budd reenters the deadly snake pit of Nazi Germany as Roosevelt’s spy—in the pulse-pounding, Pulitzer Prize–winning series. An American art expert raised in a world of European wealth and privilege, Lanny Budd is dedicated to his socialist ideals and to combatting the twin scourges of Nazism and Fascism. In 1937, a chance encounter in New York with Professor Charles Alston—his boss at the Paris Peace Conference and now one of President Roosevelt’s top advisors—provides Lanny with the opportunity to make a profound difference. Appointed Presidential Agent 103, the international art dealer embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lanny’s motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her. Presidential Agent is the action-packed fifth installment of Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series that brings the first half of the twentieth century to dramatic life. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 3000
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1504052757
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two Book Excerpt:

Books four through six in the Pulitzer Prize–winning series of historical novels about an international spy in the first half of the twentieth century. An ambitious and entertaining mix of history, adventure, and romance, Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Lanny Budd novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller. “Few works of fiction are more fun to read; fewer still make history half as clear, or as human” (Time). In these three novels, as the threat of Nazism grows in the 1930s, Lanny progresses from international art dealer to international spy. Wide Is the Gate: When his arms dealer father strikes a business agreement with Hermann Göring, Lanny uses the opportunity and his art world reputation to move easily among the Nazi high command and gather valuable information he can transmit back to those who are dedicated to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. He’s playing a dangerous—albeit necessary—game, which will carry him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death mission on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. The Presidential Agent: In 1937, Lanny’s boss from the Paris Peace Conference—now one of Roosevelt’s top advisors—connects him to the president. Appointed Presidential Agent 103, he embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lanny’s motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her. Dragon Harvest: Lanny has earned the trust of Adolf Hitler and his inner circle, who are convinced the American art dealer is a “true believer” committed to their Fascist cause. But when Roosevelt’s secret agent learns of the Führer’s plans for conquest, his dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and other reluctant European leaders fall on deaf ears. The bitter seeds sown decades earlier with the Treaty of Versailles are now bearing fruit, and there will be no stopping the Nazi war machine as it rolls relentlessly on toward Paris.

17 Carnations

17 Carnations
Author: Andrew Morton
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN: 1782434658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

17 Carnations Book Excerpt:

The true story of Edward Windsor and Wallis Simpson's involvement with the Nazi regime, and the post-war cover-up. The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold. * 17 Carnations chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together. *Pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies' defeat. * The Duke's letters were hidden for years as the British establishment attempted to cover up the connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Thoroughly researched, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on this dark chapter of history.

The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse
Author: Edward Klein
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-04-17
ISBN: 1466826630
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kennedy Curse Book Excerpt:

Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse. In this probing expose, renowned Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling author and journalist personally acquainted with many members of the Kennedy family--unravels one of the great mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling chain of calamities. Drawing upon scores of interviews with people who have never spoken out before, troves of private documents, archives in Ireland and America, and private conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying pattern that governs the Kennedy Curse. The reader is treated to penetrating portraits of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed lovers, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Each of the seven profiles demonstrates the basic premise of this book: The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedy's fantasy of omnipotence-an unremitting desire to get away with things that others cannot-and the cold, hard realities of life.

Dragon Harvest

Dragon Harvest
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 703
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1504026500
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragon Harvest Book Excerpt:

Lanny Budd infiltrates the Nazi high command in the riveting sixth chapter of Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series of historical novels Dashing and well-connected, Lanny Budd has earned the trust of the Nazi high command. To Adolf Hitler and his inner circle, the American art dealer is a “true believer” committed to their Fascist cause. But Lanny is actually a secret agent serving as President Franklin Roosevelt’s eyes and ears in Germany. When he learns of the Führer’s plans for conquest, Lanny’s dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and other reluctant European leaders fall on deaf ears. The bitter seeds sown decades earlier with the Treaty of Versailles are now bearing fruit, and there will be no stopping the Nazi war machine as it rolls relentlessly on toward Paris. Dragon Harvest captures the dramatic moment when world leaders realized that in trying to appease Hitler, they made a grave mistake. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.

Debutante

Debutante
Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publsiher: Culture America (Hardcover)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debutante Book Excerpt:

Provides a fascinating and entertaining look inside the world of the society debut, from the colonial era to the present day, documenting the colorful history and evolution of the tradition, and explains why this custom and its social rituals continue to persist.

British Documents on Foreign Affairs reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print Soviet Union and Finland January 1945 December 1945

British Documents on Foreign Affairs  reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print  Soviet Union and Finland  January 1945 December 1945
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Baltic States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Documents on Foreign Affairs reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print

British Documents on Foreign Affairs  reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Finland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Time

Time
Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Current events
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Prince s Mistress Perdita

The Prince s Mistress  Perdita
Author: Hester Davenport
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-10-21
ISBN: 0752472046
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prince s Mistress Perdita Book Excerpt:

Mary Robinson, nicknamed 'Perdita' by the Prince of Wales after her role on the London stage, was a woman in whom showmanship and reckless behaviour contrasted with romantic sensibility and radical thinking. Born in Bristol in 1758, she moved to London with her family at a young age and was trained by Garrick for the theatre. After a royal command performance as Perdita in 'The Winter's Tale', she was hotly pursued by George, the 17-year-old Prince of Wales, and she became his first mistress. He gave her £20,000, a house in Berkeley Square, and another in Old Windsor; the popular press followed the affair with glee and gusto. But when he left her she blackmailed him for the return of his letters. A string of other high-profile lovers followed including Lord Malden, Charles James Fox and, most notably, Lt Col Tarlton. However, a miscarriage left Mary semi-paralysed and when her last lover deserted her to marry someone else, she wrote two novels in revenge. Here growing literary reputation brought in many friends, including Coleridge but her death saw the bailiffs trying to evict her from her cottage. This lively account of one of the most extraordinary women of her age is set against the social, literary, political and military background of the times.

George Selwyn and His Contemporaries

George Selwyn and His Contemporaries
Author: John Heneage Jesse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1843
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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George Selwyn and His Contemporaries with Memoirs and Notes

George Selwyn and His Contemporaries  with Memoirs and Notes
Author: John Heneage Jesse
Publsiher: London R. Bentley 1843-44.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1843
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Women of Rothschild

The Women of Rothschild
Author: Natalie Livingstone
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2022-10-25
ISBN: 1250280206
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women of Rothschild Book Excerpt:

In The Women of Rothschild, Natalie Livingstone reveals the role of women in shaping the legacy of the famous Rothschild dynasty, synonymous with wealth and power. From the East End of London to the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty-first. As Jews in a Christian society and women in a deeply patriarchal family, they were outsiders. Excluded from the family bank, they forged their own distinct dynasty of daughters and nieces, mothers and aunts. They became influential hostesses and talented diplomats, choreographing electoral campaigns, advising prime ministers, advocating for social reform, and trading on the stock exchange. Misfits and conformists, conservatives and idealists, performers and introverts, they mixed with everyone from Queen Victoria to Chaim Weizmann, Rossini to Isaiah Berlin, and the Duke of Wellington to Alec Guinness, as well as with amphetamine-dealers, suffragists and avant-garde artists. Rothschild women helped bring down ghetto walls in early nineteenth-century Frankfurt, inspired some of the most remarkable cultural movements of the Victorian period, and in the mid-twentieth century burst into America, where they patronized Thelonious Monk and drag-raced through Manhattan with Miles Davis. Absorbing and compulsive, The Women of Rothschild gives voice to the complicated, privileged, and gifted women whose vision and tenacity shaped history.

Have a Natural Christmas

Have a Natural Christmas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Virginia Country

Virginia Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Virginia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Crusade

The Great Crusade
Author: Jennings Cropper Wise
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: War stories, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cliveden

Cliveden
Author: Frances Louise Morse Howland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 473
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pennsylvania
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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