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The Mistresses of Cliveden

The Mistresses of Cliveden
Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

by Natalie Livingstone

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-07-02
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1473505976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Sunday Times bestseller - Five women. One house. One extraordinary history. Even today, Cliveden retains its royal mystique - it is where Meghan Markle and her mother spent the night before the royal wedding - but from its construction in the 1660s to its heyday in the 1960s, Cliveden has played host to a dynasty of remarkable and powerful women. Anna Maria, Elizabeth, Augusta, Harriet, and Nancy were five ladies who, over the course of three centuries, shaped British society through their beauty, personalities, and political influence. Restoration and revolution, aristocratic rise and fall, world war and cold war form the extraordinary backdrop against which their stories unfold. An addictive history of the period and an intimate exploration of the timeless relationships between people and place, The Mistresses of Cliveden is a story of sex, power and politics, and the ways in which exceptional women defy the expectations of their time.

The Women of Rothschild

The Women of Rothschild
The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Dynasty

by Natalie Livingstone

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2022-07-26
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1250280192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Women of Rothschild, Natalie Livingstone reveals the role of women in shaping the legacy of the famous Rothschild dynasty, synonymous with wealth and power...

The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse
Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years

by Edward Klein

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2004-04-17
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1466826630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse. In this probing expose, renowned Kennedy biographer Edward Klein--a bestselling author and journalist personally acquainted with many members of the Kennedy family--unravels one of the great mysteries of our time and explains why the Kennedys have been subjected to such a mind-boggling chain of calamities. Drawing upon scores of interviews with people who have never spoken out before, troves of private documents, archives in Ireland and America, and private conversations with Jackie, Klein explores the underlying pattern that governs the Kennedy Curse. The reader is treated to penetrating portraits of the Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy; Rose Kennedy's father, "Honey Fitz"; the dynasty's founding father Joe Kennedy and his ill-fated daughter Kathleen, President Kennedy, accused rapist William Kennedy Smith, and the star-crossed lovers, JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Each of the seven profiles demonstrates the basic premise of this book: The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedy's fantasy of omnipotence-an unremitting desire to get away with things that others cannot-and the cold, hard realities of life.

The Cliveden Set

The Cliveden Set
A Book

by Norman Rose

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-02-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1446450392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lloyd George once spoke of 'a very powerful combination - in its way the most powerful in the country'. Its proceedings were invariably conducted at Cliveden, the country estate of the fabulously wealthy Nancy and Waldorf Astor. Collectively dubbed 'God's Truth Ltd', the group included leading politicians, academics, writers and newspaper editors. Its pedigree impeccable, its social standing beyond reproach, its persuasive powers permeated the clubs and institutions of London, the senior common rooms of Oxbridge colleges, the quality press and the great country houses of England. Suddenly, in the late 1930s, the 'Cliveden Set' was catapulted into uncalled-for notoriety. It had been identified as a cabal that sought to manipulate, even determine, British foreign policy in order to uphold its narrow class interests. It would use any means, however devious - even negotiate a humiliating, dishonourable settlement with Nazi Germany - to maintain its privileges, those of a decaying ruling class. But was the 'Cliveden Set' a traitorous cabal, challenging 'the constitutional structures of British democracy', or simply an unstructured think-tank of harmless do-gooders? Norman Rose discerningly probes this fascinating tale, brilliantly disentangling fact from fiction, and setting this privileged clique in the wider perspective of its times.

Time

Time
A Book

by Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1942-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bronwen Astor: Her Life and Times (Text Only)

Bronwen Astor: Her Life and Times (Text Only)
A Book

by Peter Stanford

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2012-08-30
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0007400209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the first time since the Profumo scandal of the 1960s, the Astors’ own version of the events at Cliveden is told. Peter Stanford has been granted unprecedented access to Lady Astor, her private papers and her friends, as well as to many family members and key players in the drama.

George Selwyn and his contemporaries, with memoirs and notes

George Selwyn and his contemporaries, with memoirs and notes
A Book

by John Heneage Jesse

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have a Natural Christmas

Have a Natural Christmas
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Virginia Country

Virginia Country
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Great Crusade

The Great Crusade
A Chronicle of the Late War

by Jennings Cropper Wise

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1930
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cliveden

Cliveden
A Book

by Frances Louise Morse Howland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cliveden

Cliveden
A Book

by Kenyon West

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1903
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Sanford

John Sanford
An Annotated Bibliography

by Jack Mearns

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Debutante

Debutante
Rites and Regalia of American Debdom

by Karal Ann Marling

  • Publisher : Culture America (Hardcover)
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a fascinating and entertaining look inside the world of the society debut, from the colonial era to the present day, documenting the colorful history and evolution of the tradition, and explains why this custom and its social rituals continue to persist.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation
Quarterly of the National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spa Management

Spa Management
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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T.J.

T.J.
A Life of Dr. Thomas Jones, C.H.

by E. L. Ellis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prudent Revolutionaries

Prudent Revolutionaries
Portraits of British Feminists Between the Wars

by Brian Howard Harrison,Professor of Modern British History and Fellow of Corpus Christi Church Brian Harrison

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first major study of the personalities, achievements, and tactics of British feminist leaders between the wars. It brings out the breadth and scale of their activities, and explains their contribution towards broadening women's political, occupational, and family roles at home and abroad. Dr Harrison clarifies the organizational context and ancestry of inter-war feminism through creating a portrait gallery of sixteen prominent but very differentfeminists. Some (Lady Astor and Ellen Wilkinson, for example) are well-known, but are approached from a new angle; others, equally significant and interesting, are now almost forgotten. Overall, the book provides a composite portrait of the reforming personality, and illuminates the tactical and strategicdilemmas that face the reformer who aims to transform a hostile climate by working through democratic institutions.Drawing on interviews as well as a wide range of manuscript and other sources, Prudent Revolutionaries throws new light on the first generation of women to possess the vote in Britain. It makes a valuable contribution to the social and political history of Britain between the wars.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Nancy Astor and Her Friends

Nancy Astor and Her Friends
A Book

by Elizabeth Coles Langhorne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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