Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

By | June 14, 2019
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch Author Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN-10 0812979796
ISBN-13 9780812979794
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 720
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perfect for fans ofThe Crown this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close up view of the woman weve known only from a distanceand a captivating window into the last great monarchy From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty five Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny But through the fog of glamour and gossip how well do we really know the worlds most famous monarch Drawing on numerous interviews and never before revealed documents acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure intelligence and grace In Elizabeth the Queen we meet the young girl who suddenly becomes heiress presumptive when her uncle abdicates the throne We meet the thirteen year old Lilibet as she falls in love with a young navy cadet named Philip and becomes determined to marry him even though her parents prefer wealthier English aristocrats We see the teenage Lilibet repairing army trucks during World War II and standing with Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on V E Day We see the young Queen struggling to balance the demands of her job with her role as the mother of two young children Sally Bedell Smith brings us inside the palace doors and into the Queens daily routinesthe red boxes of documents she reviews each day the weekly meetings she has had with twelve prime ministers her physically demanding tours abroad and the constant scrutiny of the pressas well as her personal relationships with Prince Philip her husband of sixty four years and the love of her life her children and their often disastrous marriages her grandchildren and friends Praise for Elizabeth the QueenAn excellent all embracing new biography The New York Times An imposing yet nimbly written biography that dwarfs the field a most satisfying and enjoyable read one to be savored at length MinneapolisStar TribuneFascinating After sixty years on the throne the monarch of Britain is better known for her poker face than for sly wit or easy charm Yet in biographer Sally Bedell SmithsElizabeth the Queen Her Majesty sparkles with both MoreSmith breaks new ground with the cooperation of more than two hundred people including the Queens relatives and friends A smart and satisfying book Los Angeles TimesA fresh and admiring look at Elizabeth II a woman whose life has been chronicled in numerous books but perhaps never with such intimacy Richmond Times Dispatch

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