In this inspiring, horrifying, and vivid life stories, entertaining, and accessible collection of short, Simon Sebag Montefiore—one of our pre-eminent historians and a prizewinning writer—presents the giant characters who have changed the course of world history. Through these lives, the holocaust, Montefiore recounts the most momentous world events—from ancient times to the Crusades, and the Gulf Wars.
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For myself I am an optimist. Here you will admire churchill’s devious brand of smarts and learn from his political and humanist outlook on life. Skyhorse. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries”Winston Churchill led Britain though the darkest hours of World War II and on to victory, but you may not know the range of his speech and writings.
It does not seem to be much use being anything else. A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, it indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward…Let us have no fear of the future. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.
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Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal HouseholdBasic Books #ad - They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. George ii threw his son out of the house. An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Monarchs: they're just like us. A masterful and witty social history of five centuries of royal life, Behind the Throne offers a grand tour of England's grandest households.
James i had to cut back on the alcohol bills. Skyhorse. In behind the throne, the tension between duty and desire, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring the king always won when he played a game of tennis.
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Catherine the Great & Potemkin: The Imperial Love AffairVintage #ad - Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. From the author of the romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. But these “twin souls” never stopped loving each other. Drawing on the pair’s intimate letters and on vast research, Simon Sebag Montefiore's widely acclaimed biography restores these imperial partners to their rightful place as titans of their age.
Their affair was so tumultuous that they negotiated an arrangement to share power, leaving each of them free to take younger lovers. Skyhorse. Prince potemkin—wildly flamboyant and sublimely talented—was the love of her life and her co-ruler. Together they seized Ukraine and Crimea, territories that define the Russian sphere of influence to this day.
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We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. S. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918Vintage #ad - Vintage. Epic history on the grandest scale. Skyhorse. Simon sebag montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, sexual decadence, family rivalries, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, and wild extravagance. Drawing on new archival research, montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.
Game of thrones seems like the proverbial vicar's tea party in comparison. Financial timesthe romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.
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Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty of this secret world. Showing how stalin's triumphs and crimes were the product of his fanatical Marxism and his gifted but flawed character, this is an intimate portrait of a man as complicated and human as he was brutal and chilling.
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