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King, Greg 1964-

Works: 63 works in 197 publications in 7 languages and 8,016 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Legends  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DK258.6, B
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Most widely held works by Greg King
The last empress : the life and times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia by Greg King( Book )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the compelling story of the woman credited as a major factor in the destruction of the Russian Empire. It is the first full-scale biography of Alexandra in thirty years, and the first to fully explore her childhood motivations and influences. Just six years of age when her mother died, Alexandra, a princess of Hesse-Darmstadt, a German principality, was reared under the tutelage of various aunts but always remained under the watchful if faraway eye of her grandmother, Queen Victoria. As a shy, unsophisticated teenager, "Alix" visited St. Petersburg, Russia, for a six-week holiday and caught the eye of Nicholas, the young heir to the Russian throne. Nicholas and Alexandra fell in love. They might have lived ever after as a happily married bourgeois couple, but the fates soon placed them on the throne and they were on a collision course with tragedy. A vast cast of supporting players is brought to vivid life in The Last Empress. Sometime overlooked personalities like the Grand Duchess Militza, who introduced Alexandra to Rasputin; Anna Vyrubova, who cemented their friendship; the tsar's uncle, Grand Duke Nicholas, who had almost as little use for the empress as he had for Rasputin (whom he threatened to hang); and a host of military and political figures who either helped fuel the revolutionary flames or stood by helplessly while an era and a way of life vanished. More than just the story of one fated princess, the book carries the saga of the Romanovs to the present day, when recent excavations at the town of Ekaterinburg, where the royal family was murdered, have unearthed their remains. Today the Romanovs have regained a vestige of popularity in Russia and a major exhibit of photographs and artifacts drew capacity crowds in Moscow and will probably do the same in other cities it will tour. Based on hundreds of letters (many hitherto unpublished), diaries, and documents, as well as the author's own research in Russia, Germany, England, and America, The Last Empress presents an insightful yet unbiased account of this important woman's life, including her dominant political role and her dependence on the infamous Rasputin. The rare photographs were assembled from international archives
The fate of the Romanovs by Greg King( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of the Soviet Union revealed, among many other things, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. From sources both close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors, these materials have enabled a new examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround it. This book revises many long-held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months. This account includes: surprising evidence that Anastasia may, indeed, have survived; diary entries made by Nicholas and Alexandra during their captivity; revelations of how the Romanovs were betrayed by trusted servants; and statements from admitted participants in the murders.--From publisher description
The Assassination of the Archduke : Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World by Greg King( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1914, three great empires dominated Europe: Germany, Russia, and Austria-Hungary. Four years later all had vanished in the chaos of World War I. One event precipitated the conflict, and at its heart was a tragic love story. When Austrian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand married for love against the wishes of the emperor, he and his wife Sophie were humiliated and shunned, yet they remained devoted to each other and to their children. The two bullets fired in Sarajevo not only ended their love story, but also led to war and decades of conflict. Challenging a century of myth, this moving portrait of the end of an era also offers the startling truth behind the Sarajevo assassinations--including Serbian complicity--and examines rumors of conspiracy and official negligence.--From publisher description
The court of the last tsar : pomp, power, and pageantry in the reign of Nicholas II by Greg King( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This tour of hedonistic imperial Russia on the edge of oblivion draws on hundreds of previously unpublished primary sources, including memoirs, personal letters, diary entries, and official documents collected during author Greg King's fifteen years of research in Russia and elsewhere in Europe. It invites you to experience dozens of extravagant ceremonies and entertainments attended only by members of the court; exposes the numerous sexual intrigues of the imperial family, including rape, incest, and brazen affairs; and introduces many of the more than fifteen thousand individuals who made the imperial court a society unto itself."--Jacket
The mad king : the life and times of Ludwig II of Bavaria by Greg King( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On August 25, 1995, the German Republic celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of the most scorned and most beloved monarch of modern times: Ludwig II. As a child, though physically beautiful, Ludwig was withdrawn and silent. Entering his teenage years, he determined that his desires were directed toward young men rather than the numerous girls presented as potential wives. Following a broken engagement to Princess Sophie of Austria, Ludwig never again considered marriage. After ascending the throne at the age of eighteen, Ludwig became devoted to his major passions: music and architecture. Captivated by the music of Richard Wagner, the young king formed a bond with the composer and became his benefactor, enabling Wagner to create and produce his great operas. The royal love for architecture resulted in some of the world's most admired castles as well as the most extravagant. Berg, Hohenschwangau Castle, and Linderhof were jewels, but his crowning achievement, Neuschwanstein, rivaled any other on the continent, a monumental creation second only to the Hermitage. An intemperate ruler, Ludwig changed the course of European history almost against his will. He launched Bavaria into two wars, and, with Bismarck, created the German Second Reich. As Prussia's power grew, he watched the newly unified country come under the sway of the Hohenzollerns rather than his own Wittelsbachs. He assuaged his disappointment by lavishing more of his treasury on art and on funding a new opera house for Wagner's work. He would frequently watch a Ring performance as the sole member of the audience. His own government and family plotted against him, called him mad, and forcibly overthrew him. After a single day at a sanatorium and a prolonged visit with a doctor, he vanished. His body was found in a lonely lake outside Munich. Was it suicide? Or murder?
The man who killed Rasputin : Prince Youssoupov and the murder that helped bring down the Russian Empire by Greg King( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On December 16, 1917, Grigori Rasputin, a confidant of the empress, was invited to one of the St. Petersburg palaces of Prince Felix Youssoupov, the second wealthiest man in Russia after the tsar himself. Leading a group of conspirators, the prince considered it a patriotic act to eliminate the palace favorite who had gained control of the government. Years later, the events surrounding the murder continue to provoke speculation. In an effort to get at the truth, this meticulously researched work, based on new revelations from the St. Petersburg police files, covers the lives of both men, from their childhood to their ultimate collision. At the time of the murder Prince Youssoupov owned 47 palaces throughout the empire; just two years later, when he and his wife escaped the Revolution, they survived by selling the jewelry they were able to hide on their persons. The Youssoupovs became social lions as they traveled the world, and wherever he went, Prince Youssoupov was always pointed out as the man who killed Rasputin.--From publisher description
Sharon Tate and the Manson murders by Greg King( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews, correspondance, and trial transcripts present a biography of Sharon Tate from her childhood through her Hollywood stardom, and detail her murder and the trial convicting Charles Manson
The Duchess of Windsor : the uncommon life of Wallis Simpson by Greg King( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The resurrection of the Romanovs : Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the world's greatest royal mystery by Greg King( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the mysteries surrounding the execution of the Romanov family and the life of the woman who claimed to be Anastasia, the evidence debunking her claim, and the people who lent support to her fantasy
Twilight of splendor : the court of Queen Victoria during her diamond jubilee year by Greg King( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A season of splendor : the court of Mrs. Astor in gilded age New York by Greg King( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost tales : stories for the Tsar's children by Gleb Botkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written and illustrated by the son of the Tsar's physician for the children of the Russian Imperial family, these stories feature the adventures of a bear trying to fend off a revolutionary band of monkeys and restore an imprisoned monarch to his throne. Includes photographs and historical information
The assassination of the Archduke Sarajevo 1914 and the romance that changed the world by Greg King( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When summer 1914 opened, Europe was dominated by three great empires: Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia. By the end of World War I, all three monarchies had disappeared from the face of the earth. One event precipitated the conflict, and at its heart was a tragic love story. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to an empire with millions of subjects, many of whom resented the central government. When he chose to marry for love against the wishes of the Emperor and the Court, he and his wife were marked for destruction by reactionaries who feared their modernizing influence. King and Woolmans prove that they were deliberately sent to Sarajevo, a city seething with revolutionary violence, in the hope they would be killed
Rumours of glory : a memoir by Bruce Cockburn( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Award-winning Canadian musician and songwriter Bruce Cockburn looks back on his life and career
The murder of Rasputin : the truth about Prince Felix Youssoupov and the mad monk who helped bring down the Romanovs by Greg King( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoggle and boggle ABC by Eric Hutton( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoggle and Boggle ABC is a fun lively eBook with audio. Follow Spoggle and Boggle through the ABCs as they go about their daily lives whether at school, going on vacation, or helping out Mom and Dad. Spoggle and Boggle are brother and sister and they both have infectious personalities. Spoggle is a naughty little boy always ready for an adventure, while his sister, Boggle, the voice of reason, helps to get him out of trouble. By following Spoggle and Boggle on their little adventures, children will learn how bees help us, why it is good to explore, and even why dogs bark. The entire text is narrated in character with background sound effects. The audio also has an added bonus of two ABC songs where you can clap your hands, move your feet, and sing along to the Spoggle and Boggle beat!
The assassination of the Archduke : Sarajevo 1914 and the murder that changed the world by Greg King( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the tragic story behind 'the shot that rang round the world' - the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved wife in Sarajevo in June 1914. In The Assassination of the Archduke, Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives - and cruel deaths - of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie
The assassination of the Archduke : the murder that changed the world by Greg King( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deliver us from evil : a public history of California's civil service system by Greg King( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wallis : the uncommon life of the Duchess of Windsor by Greg King( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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