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Great Biographies: Mary Queen of Scots/Oliver Wendell Holmes
Great Biographies Mary Queen of Scots/Oliver Wendell Holmes Author:Antonia Fraser, Catherine Drinker Bowen The story of Mary Stuart has long intrigued romantic imaginations. As a girl of only sixteen, she was married to the fragile dauphin, who was to be crowned King of France. But soon after his splendid coronation Mary returned to Scotland a widow, locked in struggle with her own corrupt courtiers. This biography re-creates the life-and-death confl... more »icts of a queen still revered as a symbol of Catholic martyrdom.
Oliver Wendell Holmes took a strong and graceful role in the great issues of his day. As a Civil War officer and trailblazing Supreme Court justice, as an inspired teacher and loving husband, he lived life to the fullest. This exceptional man and his New England forebears emerge with an irresistible charm as they spring vividly from these pages.« less