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Duchess by Amanda Foreman
Book DescriptionA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England s richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana s public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812979695
Paperback / softback
(205mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Amanda Foreman
World on Fire, Paperback / softback (June 2012)
In this brilliant narrative, Foreman tells the fascinating story of the American Civil War--and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle. Foreman reveals the decisions, personal triumphs, and sacrifices that ultimately led to the reunification of America.
Duchess, Paperback (August 2008)
A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England.
Kristallnacht, Paperback (August 2007)
One of our most eminent historians presents a powerful look at the buildup to and aftermath of one of the most decisive moments of World War II - Kristallnacht - not only for the Jewish population suddenly identified as a group to be destroyed, but also in terms of the international response it inspired and its larger implications.
Waterloo, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Amanda Foreman
An exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world - Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history.
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Author Biography - Amanda Foreman
Amanda Foreman is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She won the Whitbread Prize for Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She is married with five children, and lives in both New York and London.
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