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King, Greg 1964-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 173 publications in 7 languages and 8,077 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Anecdotes  Legends  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Greg King
The fate of the Romanovs by Greg King( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 1,007 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 )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 998 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 )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While a massive body of literature has been devoted to the last of the Romanovs, The Court of the Last Tsar is the first book to examine the people, mysteries, traditions, scandals, rivalries, and riches that were part of everyday life in the last two decades of the Romanov dynasty. This illustrated volume removes the mystery with twenty-four pages of color photos; more than eighty black-and-white photos; floor plans of the tsar's Winter Palace, the Alexander, Palace, and the Grand Kremlin Palace; a map of St. Petersburg; and plans of the imperial parks at Tsarkoye Selo and Peterhof."
The last empress : the life and times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Tsarina of Russia by Greg King( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 728 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 biography of Alexandra in thirty years and the first to explore her childhood motivations and influences. Just age six when her mother died, Alexandra, a German princess, was reared under the tutelage of aunts but always remained under the watchful if faraway eye of her grandmother, Queen Victoria. As a shy, introverted teenager, "Alix" visited 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 as a contented bourgeois couple if fate hadn't placed them on the throne and set them on a collision course with tragedy. To research this book, Greg King pored through Russian archives and interviewed surviving members of the Romanov family. This first paperback edition has material based on new findings about the bones of the murdered royal family
Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age by Greg King( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her - and her gilded passengers - to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"
The mad king : the life and times of Ludwig II of Bavaria by Greg King( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 569 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 )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 523 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 457 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timely reissue of Aurum's acclaimed biography- Published to coincide with a new biopic, W.E., exploring the love affair between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII directed by Madonna and starring Andrea Riseborough as Wallis, to be released this year- Public fascination with 'Mrs Simpson' endures and her place in the popular imagination has been further boosted by appearances in the Oscar-nominated The King's Speech and the recent BBC re-make of Upstairs Downstairs- Interest in the Royal Family and, in particular, their romances is about to reach fever pitch as we near the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William in April The first unbiased account of the fascinating and outrageous life of Wallis Simpson, the commoner who bewitched the King of England ... It was the love story of the century. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry 'the woman I love', Wallis Warfield Simpson. American, twice-divorced and of distinctly uncompromising personality, Wallis was a far cry from the sort of woman the Royal Family would have chosen for their future Queen. Their ostracism of her, coupled with a thinly veiled animosity in the British press tainted her reputation for the rest of her life. From her birth in Pennsylvania in 1896 to her death in Paris in 1986, the Duchess moved from obscurity through a world of privilege, palaces, titles, high society and romance, to the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies and lies. In his acclaimed biography Greg King sifts through the decades of rumour and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. Wild speculation about her past affairs, her domination of the Duke and her tragic, lonely end are answered. Using previously untapped sources, conducting hundreds of interviews with survivors and expertly marshalling a huge array of documentation, King presents a definitive and sympathetic portrait of the woman who was punished for falling in love
The resurrection of the Romanovs : Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the world's greatest royal mystery by Greg King( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 374 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 )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the court of Britain's longest-reigning monarch Royalty and the Victorian era, with coverage of the people, pageantry, and power of Queen Victoria's court. Beginning with the Queen's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, this book describes her long reign. It paints a portrait of a unique ruler at the height of empire
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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Season of Splendor takes you on a spectacular journey through this Gilded Age, the period from roughly the 1870s to 1914, when old-money bluebloods and patricians confronted the nouveau riche - railway barons, steel magnates, and Wall Street speculators - and forged an uneasy and dazzling new social order in New York City. Together, their extreme wealth, elaborate parties, marble mansions, shocking excesses, and delicious scandals transformed the social, architectural, and sartorial landscape."--BOOK JACKET
Lost tales : stories for the Tsar's children by Gleb Botkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 199 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 144 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
Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian Age by Greg King( Recording )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the one hundredth anniversary of its sinking, Greg King and Penny Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the United States to enter into World War I
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 64 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. Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling, fascinating human drama. As moving as the fabled romance of Nicholas and Alexandra, as dramatic as Mayerling, Sarajevo resonates with love and loss, triumph and tragedy in a vibrant and powerful narrative. It lays bare the lethal circumstances surrounding that fateful Sunday morning in 1914, examining not only the Serbian conspiracy that killed Franz and Sophie but also insinuations about the hidden powers in Vienna that may well have sent them to their deaths. With a Foreword from the Archduke's great-granddaughter, Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, and drawing on a wide variety of unpublished sources and with unique access to previously restricted Hungarian and Czech archives, including Sophie's diaries and family papers, King and Woolmans have written the most comprehensive account of this momentous event available in English. In doing so, they offer readers an intriguing and startlingly revisionist look at this most famous of Archdukes, his family, and their momentous collision with destiny in 1914
L'ultima zarina : vita e morte di Alessandra Fëdorovna by Greg King( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig : genio e follia di un re by Greg King( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Italian and held by 39 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empress Alexandra, (the last Empress of Russia) by Greg King( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The fate of the Romanovs
Alternative Names
Greg King American biographer

King, Greg.

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English (123)

Italian (15)

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Spanish (3)

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Russian (2)

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The court of the last tsar : pomp, power, and pageantry in the reign of Nicholas IIThe mad king : the life and times of Ludwig II of BavariaThe man who killed Rasputin : Prince Youssoupov and the murder that helped bring down the Russian EmpireSharon Tate and the Manson murdersThe Duchess of Windsor : the uncommon life of Wallis SimpsonThe resurrection of the Romanovs : Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the world's greatest royal mysteryTwilight of splendor : the court of Queen Victoria during her diamond jubilee yearA season of splendor : the court of Mrs. Astor in gilded age New York