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Reader's Digest Great Biographies George Washington Marie Antoinette
Reader's Digest Great Biographies George Washington Marie Antoinette Author:Marcus Cunliffe, Stefan Zweig George Washington, Man and Monument by Marcus Cunliffe, As a soldier and statesman, George Washington stood at the center of America's struggle for independence. Yet he comes down to us so venerated that he hardly seems real. In this brilliant biography a very human man emerges--one who loved home above all but who, each time, and to the best ... more »of his ability, answered his country's call.
Marie Antoinette by Stefan Zweig, Married at fifteen to the heir to the French throne, Marie Antoinette was marked for a destiny as spectacular as it was cruel. Beautiful and spirited, she did as she pleased while the streets of Paris boiled with revolution. Yet this pampered wife of Louis XVI found at the end the spirit to mount the guillotine with the silent courage of a true queen.« less