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by Sally Bedell Smith

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Author:
Sally Bedell Smith
ISBN13:
978-1410445278
ISBN:
1410445275
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Publisher:
Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (February 1, 2012)
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The Queen leaving the Belgian Embassy in London, 1963. The story of Elizabeth II turns on what she has made of the life that was given her. I wanted to know what elements of her character and personality and upbringing have helped her carry out her unique role. I knew she had been briefed several months earlier about this book, and her press secretary, who stood nearby, had been told I would be attending the gathering. But many people had passed before the Queen’s gaze. I told her that it was good to see her again in an Anglo-American setting, having previously met her in Washington.

Yet in biographer Sally Bedell Smith’s Elizabeth the Queen, Her Majesty sparkles with both. Bedell Smith’s portrayal of Diana is damning. And surprising to this reader. Her siding with the monarchy on Diana is not even-handed. More Smith breaks new ground, more than two hundred people, the Queen’s relatives and friends. smart and satisfying book. Los Angeles Times A fresh and admiring look at Elizabeth II, a woman whose life has been chronicled in numerous books, but perhaps never with such intimacy. Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Sally Bedell Smith's book covers the queen's life from her childhood up to the wedding of Kate & William in 2011

Sally Bedell Smith's book covers the queen's life from her childhood up to the wedding of Kate & William in 2011. I especially enjoyed the stories that were similar to scenes from the show "The Crown. After finishing the book I have more admiration for Elizabeth's dignified leadership and a better appreciation of the role that she plays. Personal This is a marvelously entertaining biography about Queen Elizabeth II. Sally Bedell Smith's book covers the queen's life from her childhood up to the wedding of Kate & William in 2011.

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch.

For her new venture into court life, Smith taps a host of public sources and tracks down friends and former courtiers .

But despite that, she faces a problem encountered, I suspect, by other royal biographers. The picture, of Princess Elizabeth in Buckingham Palace in 1946, before she became Queen Elizabeth II, should have shown her sitting to the right of her desk and holding a pen in her right hand. The reversed image was distributedby Getty Images.

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Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Her private side took me totally by surprise, said Howard Morgan, an artist who painted the Queen’s portrait in the 1980s. She talks like an Italian. She waves her hands about. She is enormously expressive.

Sally Bedell Smith talked to over 150 people who were close to the princess, many of. .This book shows the Clintons& whole relationship as founded on politics.

Sally Bedell Smith talked to over 150 people who were close to the princess, many of whom had never spoken before. Ten years on, this remains one of the only truly objective, considered, comprehensive and above all compassionate portraits of Diana& whole life. Автор: Smith, Sally Bedell Название: Elizabeth the queen ISBN: 1405932163 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405932165 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (January 2012). Sarah Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British royal family

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch (January 2012). Sarah Bedell Smith (born May 27, 1948) is an American historian and author specializing in biographies of American political, cultural, and business leaders, as well as members of the British royal family.

A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (biography & autobiography).
  • It seems to me that Amazon has mistakenly mashed together the reviews of two different books. If you look at the reviews for this book, half of them are for a book about Elizabeth I and half of them are reviews of a book about Elizabeth II written by a wholly different author. Please fix this Amazon!

  • In truth, there are very few people in this world whom I admire as much as I do Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I have read many books and seen many movies, documentaries and other films, and this book was one of my favorite to read. I find that this book paints a larger yet more defined picture of the longest reigning Queen in British history. HM the Queen is so much more than what many people might believe. Being an Englishman, living among Americans, I've found that from a lot of their points of view, as with many, from the outside looking in HM seems to be not much more than a rather pointless figurehead, an echo of a no longer relevant institution. With that being said, I would most certainly recommend this book, and other books like it as it helps to give a deeper and more dynamic picture of a likewise Queen and institution which she serves.

  • While I am not into Royalty and see them as an anachronism, I found it very interesting to find the public person so very different than from her private self. The history of her reign, the succession of prime ministers and their relationships with her, follows what I witnessed from afar and was therefore very interesting reading. I am about 10 years her junior and remember the fairy tale wedding, tempered by recent wartime restrictions, and a few years later the coronation with the usual pomp and circumstance.
    Later on I lived in London for a while and saw her (again, from afar) on several occasions, and she was indeed a very pretty young woman. It was then still the custom to stand up when she appeared on a screen, even in one's own living room.
    The book is well written but obviously the author is totally smitten with her, rarely finding anything negative to say - understandable since the Queen is still alive, But let's face, nobody is perfect.
    Whether or not the British people will continue to tolerate the enormous expense of supporting not only their Monarch's household but those of her children and grandchildren, remains to be seen.
    To sum up, I found the book very interesting reading revealing a private person of great appeal, someone I could really like. But, as is often asked: Why can't she smile more in public?

  • Great book. The many arduous duties of a monarch are shown with empathy and in great detail. Gives us a good picture of a life well lived, and a woman who puts Duty to her country and her role first, yet manages to maintain a stable family life, within the boundaries of the things she is able to control. There are some factual errors: I have heard people who were at events author descr8ibed recount different truths as they saw and experienced them. Perhaps her sources at some points weren't good. Still a great read.

  • Eminently readable, this is an important look at the Queen's long life. It is a detailed description of not only the Queen but those who have had a place in her life. Her family, politicians, courtiers and friends are given their place in an incredible life .

  • A very lengthy but interesting book detailing the reign of Queen Elizabeth. I really enjoyed reading this book and learned so much about The English Commonwealth and the Monarchy. GreT book if you are a history buff!

  • I was very disappointed. This book doesn’t really tell you anything you didn’t already know about Elizabeth. She is a very discreet person who unexpectedly became Queen and does a marvelous job. She was a very absentee, distant parent but now gets along with her children. Her greatest loves are Phillip, horses and corgis. I find it hard to believe that everyone she has ever had dealings with loves her but the author thinks so. If Elizabeth were running for office, they could release this as a campaign bio!

  • The Queen is almost always shown in a favorable light. Bedell Smith’s portrayal of Diana is damning. And surprising to this reader. Her siding with the monarchy on Diana is not even-handed.