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The last queen : Elizabeth II's seventy year battle to save the House of Windsor / Clive Irving.

Irving, Clive, (author.).

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  • 7 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville B ELIZABETH (Text) 78321000031960 Adult Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY Elizabeth II (Text) 36626104220686 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 06/05/2021
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville B ELIZABETH II IRVING (Text) 33946003678690 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 05/26/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 941.085 BIOGRAPHY ELIZABETH (Text) 34330513497355 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 ELI (Text) 37323005523017 NONFIC Available -
Putnam County Public Library - Main B ELI (Text) 30041002367819 New Book Section Reshelving -
Waterloo-Grant Twp PL - Waterloo 92 ELI (Text) 30090000795851 Non-Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Elizabeth II (Text) 31951004575731 2nd Floor - New Arrivals Reshelving -
Whiting PL - Whiting 941.085 EL48LQ (Text) 51735012092580 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643136141
  • ISBN: 1643136143
  • Physical Description: ix, 357 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 349) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- The accidental queen -- The wayward sister -- Royal family values -- A feud behind the throne -- "The monarchy will not survive..." -- Enter Tony stage left -- The shock of change -- A rival called Camelot -- Mocking their Britannic majesties -- The trouble with Philip -- Money trouble -- Beware the kingmakers -- The slumber of centuries -- The man who knew far too much -- A titan passes, a tragedy strikes -- How much promiscuity can a marriage take? -- A great pageant and a disappeared documentary -- A king takes his secrets to the grave -- A year of disgrace -- The long and scandalous legacy of Dickie Mountbatten -- The radiant one -- A last lunch with Tony -- Two women at the top -- The most famous person in the world -- Where is the Queen? -- The next king -- Diana's boys -- The Sussexes say goodbye -- The monarchy in the time of apocalypse -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
A timely and revelatory new biography of Queen Elizabeth (and her family) exploring how the Windsors have evolved and thrived, as the modern world has changed around them, and probing the question of the British monarchy's longevity. In 2021, the Queen Elizabeth II finally appears to be at ease in the modern world, helped by the new generation of Windsors. But through Irving's unique insight there emerges a more fragile institution, whose extraordinarily dutiful matriarch has managed to persevere with dignity, yet in doing so made a Faustian pact with the media. This is not a conventional biography--and the book is therefore not limited by the traditions of that genre. Instead, it follows Elizabeth and her family's struggle to survive in the face of unprecedented changes in our attitudes towards the royal family, with the critical eye of an investigative reporter who is present and involved on a highly personal level.
Subject: Windsor, House of.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
Queens > Great Britain > Biography.
Monarchy > Great Britain > History.
Great Britain > History > Elizabeth II, 1952-
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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