The Second Empress

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ISBN : 030795305X
Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book The Second Empress written by Michelle Moran and published by Crown. This book was released on 2012-08-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon or refuse and plunge her country into war. To save her father's throne, Mary-Louise is determined to be a good wife. But at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her new husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s sister Pauline, who is fiercely jealous, utterly uncontrollable, and the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. When war once again sweeps the Continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family, the second empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life. The Second Empress will transport you back to Napoleon's empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.

The Second Empress

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ISBN : 9781444822410
Pages : 376 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (822 users)

Download or read book The Second Empress written by Michelle Moran and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his wife of thirteen years, who has failed to provide an heir, and take a younger bride, the Austrian Princess Marie-Louise. For his new wife, it is a horrible duty she must take on in her father's name: she must leave her love and family behind for an older man with whom she has nothing in common. And for Napoleon's sister, it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention. She's spent years attempting to control his power and this distraction is the biggest threat she's ever faced. It's time to fight...

Napoleon's Second Empress

Publisher : Michael Joseph
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Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Napoleon's Second Empress written by Patrick Turnbull and published by Michael Joseph. This book was released on 1971 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Madame Tussaud

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ISBN : 030758867X
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Madame Tussaud written by Michelle Moran and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin. Smart and ambitious, Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, and even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, yet her greatest dream is to attract the attention of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI; their stamp of approval on her work could catapult her and her museum to the fame and riches she desires. After months of anticipation, Marie learns that the royal family is willing to come and see their likenesses. When they finally arrive, the king’s sister is so impressed that she requests Marie’s presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. It is a request Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles. As Marie gets to know her pupil, Princesse Élisabeth, she also becomes acquainted with the king and queen, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table. Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution. . . . Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more important, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows? Spanning five years, from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.

Napoleon & Marie Louise

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Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Napoleon & Marie Louise written by Alan Warwick Palmer and published by Constable Limited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a portrait of the Emperor Napoleon's second marriage which provides an account of its political, diplomatic and military implications for France and the newly instituted Austrian Empire as well as the personal and domestic nature of the relationship.

Napoleon and Blücher (Historical Novel)

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Pages : 530 pages
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Download or read book Napoleon and Blücher (Historical Novel) written by L. Mühlbach and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2022-01-04 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Napoleon and Blücher" is a historical novel covering the relations between the most significant personalities of the times following the French Revolution – Napoleon Buonaparte and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, a Prussian field marshal who his army against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The book presents Napoleon Buonaparte and other characters in the proximity of everyday routines. A reader learns prominent historical events from the scenes of the life of the heroes. You can see the great emperor reading a map while thinking of the pleasant heat of the Egyptian desert after meals, then you follow him during a journey to Dresden or talks to Josephine or Madame Leticia. An interesting read to everyone wishing to learn the history of the epoch in a format of fiction.

Women of the Second Empire

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Pages : 371 pages
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Download or read book Women of the Second Empire written by Frédéric Loliée and published by . This book was released on 1907 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Eagle in Splendour

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ISBN : 085773895X
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Eagle in Splendour written by Philip Mansel and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-05-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "When I think of the great Emperor, in my mind's eye it is summer again, all gold and green." Heine The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, surpassed even that of that the Sun King. Napoleon's palaces at Saint-Cloud and the Tuileries were the centres of his power, the dazzling reflection of the greatest empire in modern European history. Napoleon's military conquests changed the world and dominate most portraits of him, but it was through the splendour of his court - a world fashioned beyond the battlefield - that Napoleon governed his empire. Using the unpublished papers of the Emperor's leading courtiers, and his second Empress Marie Louise, Philip Mansel brings to life the intoxicated world of a court 'devoured by ambition' as Stendhal called it : its visual magnificence and rigid hierarchy; mistresses, artists and manipulators. The life of the court illuminates the life of Napoleon himself and the nature of a personality that conquered half the world yet, in the end, was abandoned by his dynasty and his courtiers, his past glories fading into lonely and ignominious exile.

Stories of Napoleon and the Men and Women of His Time

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Pages : 271 pages
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Download or read book Stories of Napoleon and the Men and Women of His Time written by and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Four Years an Empress

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Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book Four Years an Empress written by Agnes Barron Baroness de Stoeckl and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author recreates the atmosphere and dramatic background of Imperial life in the France of Napoleon. She tells of the rigid Austrian childhood of Marie-Louise, her marriage to the hated Napoleon, with whom she later fell in love, and her life, both with him, and later when she refused to follow him into exile.

The Writers Directory

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Download or read book The Writers Directory written by and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Memoirs of the Empress Eugenie

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Download or read book Memoirs of the Empress Eugenie written by comte Serge Fleury and published by . This book was released on 1920 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Cumulative Book Index

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Download or read book The Cumulative Book Index written by and published by . This book was released on 1900 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A world list of books in the English language.

A Cumulated Index to the Books of ...

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Download or read book A Cumulated Index to the Books of ... written by and published by . This book was released on 1900 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Napoleon & Blücher

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Pages : 530 pages
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Download or read book Napoleon & Blücher written by L. Mühlbach and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Napoleon & Blücher" is a historical novel covering the relations between the most significant personalities of the times following the French Revolution – Napoleon Buonaparte and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, a Prussian field marshal who his army against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The book presents Napoleon Buonaparte and other characters in the proximity of everyday routines. A reader learns prominent historical events from the scenes of the life of the heroes. You can see the great emperor reading a map while thinking of the pleasant heat of the Egyptian desert after meals, then you follow him during a journey to Dresden or talks to Josephine or Madame Leticia. An interesting read to everyone wishing to learn the history of the epoch in a format of fiction.

The Biography Book

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9781573562560
Pages : 629 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (562 users)

Download or read book The Biography Book written by Daniel S. Burt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 629 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.