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The real Elizabeth : an intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Auteur : Andrew Marr
Éditeur : New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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A surprising and very personal biography of a woman who may be the world's last great queen, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of her reign.
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Genre/forme : History
Biography
Personne nommée : Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain
Type d’ouvrage : Biography
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Andrew Marr
ISBN : 9780805094169 0805094164
Numéro OCLC : 740627026
Notes : "Originally published as Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and her people in Great Britain in 2011 by Macmillan UK, London."
Description : xv, 349 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contenu : Preface to the U.S. edition --
Prologue: what the Queen does --
Dynasty is destiny: how the British monarchy remade itself --
Lilibet --
Interlude: the Queen in the world --
The Queen at work --
Interlude: Britannia and the waves --
Off with her head! the Queen in the sixties --
Interlude: money --
Into the maelstrom --
Epilogue: the future.
Autres titres : Diamond Queen
Responsabilité : Andrew Marr.

Résumé :

A surprising and very personal biography of a woman who may be the world's last great queen, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of her reign.

"Elizabeth II, one of England's longest-reigning monarchs, is an enigma. In public, she confines herself to optimistic pieties and guarded smiles; in private, she is wry, funny, and an excellent mimic. Now, for the first time, one of Britain's leading journalists and historians gets behind the mask and tells us the fascinating story of the real Elizabeth. Born shortly before the Depression, Elizabeth grew up during World War II and became queen because of the shocking abdication of her uncle and the early death of her father. Only twenty-five when she ascended the throne, she has been at the apex of the British state for nearly six decades. She has entertained and known numerous world leaders, including every U.S. president since Harry Truman. Brought up to regard family values as sacred, she has seen all but one of her children divorce; her heir, Prince Charles, conduct an adulterous affair before Princess Diana's death; and a steady stream of family secrets poured into the open. Yet she has never failed to carry out her duties, and she has never said a word about any of the troubles she has endured. Andrew Marr, who enjoys extraordinary access to senior figures at Buckingham Palace, has written a revealing and essential book about a woman who has managed to remain private to the point of mystery throughout her reign."--Jacket.

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