The Second Empress

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0307953041
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Second Empress written by Michelle Moran and published by Crown. This book was released on 2013-05-21 with total page 338 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

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 030795305X
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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.

Madame Tussaud

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ISBN : 030758867X
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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.

The Second Empress

Publisher : Quercus Books
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ISBN : 9780857388629
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (388 users)

Download or read book The Second Empress written by Michelle Moran and published by Quercus Books. This book was released on 2013-03-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1810. Palais des Tuileries, France. As a princess of the Holy Roman Empire, Marie-Louise Habsburg knows the importance of family loyalty. So when her father asks her to save his crown by marrying a foreign stranger twice her age she has no choice but to obey. But when she arrives in Paris, is becomes clear that Marie-Louise will have to fight for a place in her new husband's affections. Between a scorned first wife determined to hold on to her title and a fiendishly devious sister-in-law, will the young princess ever be able to win her rightful place at court? Meet Marie-Louise Bonaparte, youngest wife of Napoleon the Great and France's unwilling Second Empress.

Napoleon and Blücher (Historical Novel)

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Pages : 530 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

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.

The Story of Napoleon and Blücher

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Pages : 532 pages
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Download or read book The Story of Napoleon and Blücher written by L. Mühlbach and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 532 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.

The Biography Book

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9781573562560
Pages : 650 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 650 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.

Stories of Napoleon and the Men and Women of His Time

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Pages : 300 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 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Imperial Charade

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Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Imperial Charade written by Alyn Brodsky and published by MacMillan Publishing Company. This book was released on 1978 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though appallingly mismatched -- sexually, emotionally, politically -- the scheming nephew of Napoleon I and his headstrong Spanish consort had each cultivated in childhood a dream that thoroughly jibed with the ambitions of the other. A remarkable collusion of happenstance and ingenuity carried them to the throne. Once in power, Napoleon III and Eugénie set out to revive a glittering and decadent Napoleonic gloire. But while they were designing the Paris of today, with its magnificent parks, boulevards, and architectural wonders, they were also dreaming up the Mexican fiasco responsible for poor Maximilian's death. They were to direct the course of our own time as well, for their disastrous foreign policies contributed to the rise of a Germany that would cause two world wars.

Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library ...

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Pages : 608 pages
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Download or read book Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library ... written by and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Writers Directory

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Pages : 608 pages
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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 608 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.

Catalogue of Superior Second-hand Books ...

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Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Catalogue of Superior Second-hand Books ... written by and published by . This book was released on 1857 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Catalogue of English Prose Fiction and Books for the Young in the Lower Hall of the Boston Public Library

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Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Catalogue of English Prose Fiction and Books for the Young in the Lower Hall of the Boston Public Library written by Boston Public Library and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The True Story of the Empress Eugénie

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Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book The True Story of the Empress Eugénie written by Guy Jean Raoul Eugène Charles Emmanuel de Savoie-Carignan comte de Soissons and published by . This book was released on 1921 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Women of the Second Empire

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Pages : 532 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 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: