Tag: biography

Helen Rappaport: The Romanov Sisters

They were the Princess Dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses—Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the

Julia Baird: Victoria: The Queen

From International New York Times columnist Julia Baird comes a magnificent biography of Queen Victoria. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Victoria: The Queen is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth—a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the

The Woman Who Would Be King

As we approach the 2016 election with the first real chance we have for a female president–feelings for Hilary aside–it has been interesting to see just how uncomfortable the idea of a woman in power really makes people. And by people…well…you know what I mean. There haven’t been many, proportionally, but the women who do

Washington

Every once in awhile, I have a book that I know is going to be a beast to read. It is long, it is dull. It is more like a text book than entertainment. But…I make myself read those kinds of books every now and then. I feel they are important. And I don’t mean

Killing Kennedy

Certain moments define a generation. They are the points in our history that we talk about forever, the stories we put in our books, the memories we tell our grandchildren. For my generation, that moment was 9/11. I will never forget sitting in a testing room with 20 of my classmates, finishing early and hearing

WWW Wednesday 11/12/2014

    What are you currently reading? Fairies by Skye Alexander     What did you just finish reading? My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco by Joan Dale A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin Tolkien by Devin Brown   What do you think you’ll read next? Clash of Kings by George RR Martin The

Tolkien

I told my husband I was going to do nothing but read this weekend, and since I’ve finished 3 books in 2 days…I think I’m doing pretty well! When I first started getting into fantasy, I tried to watch The Lord of the Rings movies, and every time I did, I would get as far as the

The Innocent Man

My husband has about a bazillion John Grisham books, so they make their way into my TBR list every now and then. I had expected fiction when The Innocent Man appeared next on the list, but nope. This was nonfiction. And the fact that this is a true story just royally pisses me off. This is
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