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Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

By: Baird, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House:

Our Product Number: 608675

ISBN: 0812982282

Condition: New. 2017


Genealogical table . 696 pages. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powe... View more info

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April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine

By: Boyd, Douglas

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Gloucestershire, ENG, The History Press:

Our Product Number: 605642

ISBN: 0752459120

Condition: New. 2011. First Edition Thus


Genealogical tables. 368 pages. Recreating the turbulent life of one of the most exciting women in European medieval history, this biography reveals a peculiarly "modern" queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was the only person ever to sit on the thrones of both France and England. This account of the adventures of the extraordinary mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John takes us into the heart and mind of the woman who changed the shape of Europe for 300 years by m... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Chang, Jung

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Touchstone:

Our Product Number: 603670

ISBN: 0743246985

Condition: Fine. 2003


Genealogical table. 544 pages. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, Wild Swans is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal du... View more info

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Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

By: Chipman, Donald E.; Joseph, Harriet Denise

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press:

Our Product Number: 607163

ISBN: 0292712189

Condition: Fine. 1999. First Edition


SIGNED on title page by both AUTHORS . 359 pages. Signed by All Authors View more info

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Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

By: Chipman, Donald E.; Joseph, Harriet Denise

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press:

Our Product Number: 607791

ISBN: 0292712189

Condition: Fine. 1999.. First Edition


359 pages. Signed by All Authors. The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery. In this book, years of archival sleuthing by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas. By combining dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background... View more info

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Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III

By: Fraser, Flora

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf:

Our Product Number: 605402

ISBN: 0679451188

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket. Previous owner's name on free front end page. 2005. First Edition


Genealogical table. 496 pages. From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, a brilliant group biography of the six daughters of “Mad” King George III. Fraser takes us into the heart of the British royal family during the tumultuous period of the American and French revolutions and beyond, illuminating the complicated lives of these exceptional women: Princess Royal, the eldest, constantly at odds with her mother; home-loving, family-minded Augusta; plump Elizabeth, a ... View more info

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opions of Jane Franklin

By: Lepore, Jill

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books:

Our Product Number: 608834

ISBN: 0307948838

Condition: Fine. 2014


442 pages. From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians--a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother's fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore... View more info

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Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

By: Nagel, Susan

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, William Morrow:

Our Product Number: 608745

ISBN: 0060545542

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Minor edgewear at corners of dust jacket. Closed 1/2" tear at top of dust jacket . 2004. First Edition


Map on endpapers. Deckle-edged pages, Genealogical table . 294 pages. Filled with romance, danger, and scandal, Mistress of the Elgin Marbles is the intriguing story of Mary Nisbet, the Countess of Elgin -- one of the most influential women of the Romantic era whose exploits enriched world culture immeasurably. The richest heiress in Scotland and the wife of accomplished diplomat Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, she traveled to Turkey when Elgin was appointed the Am... View more info