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The Great Survivors: How Monarchy Made It Into the Twenty-First Century
The Great Survivors How Monarchy Made It Into the Twenty-First Century Author:Peter Conradi From the coauthor of The King's Speech comes an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals In this riveting and extensively researched account of the royals, Peter Conradi?the celebrated coauthor of The King's Speech, on which the Academy Award?winning film of the same name was based?reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts, and interests hidd... more »en behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. Taking the reader on a journey between past and present into a world populated by great celebrities such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly, and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier aristocratic figures, this book analyzes the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into their world, their lives, and their secrets. At a time when Western society appears to be demanding more equality and democracy, people's fascination with monarchies shows no signs of waning.« less
Very good book! It's great to finally find a book that discusses & dives into other families besides just the British royals. The organization is a little odd and a bit confusing, but the book overall is great!