Метка: Margaret Thatcher
The Downing Street Years
The Downing Street Years

Описание: No prime minister of modern times has sought to change Britain and its place in the world as radically as Margaret Thatcher. In The Downing Street Years, the Iron Lady charts her time at the helm Id' British politics, the reasons for her beliefs and how she sought to put them into action. Brutally frank about her colleagues and filled with compelling accounts of the most critical moments of her premiership t he Falkland? War. the Miners' Strike. the Brighton Bomb, t he Westland Affair and her three election victories t his is an unparalleled... Читать далее →

The Path to Power. Margaret Thatcher
The Path to Power. Margaret Thatcher

Описание: The extraordinary account of Margaret Thatcher's life up to her dramatic election as the first woman Prime Minister of England in 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the towering figure of late-twentieth-century British politics. No other prime minister of modern times has sought to change Britain and its place in the world as radically as she did. This is the story of her remarkable life in her own words. In this second volume of her memoirs, following 'The Downing Street Years', she writes candidly about the formation of her character and values, a... Читать далее →

Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography
Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography

Описание: Margaret Thatcher is the towering figure of late-twentieth-century British politics. No other prime minister of modern times has sought to change Britain and its place in the world as radically as she did. This is the story of her remarkable life in her own words - the definitive account of an extraordinary politician, published in a single volume for the first time. She writes candidly about the formation of her character and values, and the experiences that propelled her to the very top in a man's world. Beginning with a touching account o... Читать далее →

Titian: His Life
Titian: His Life

Описание: The first biography of Venice's greatest artist since 1877 - a towering work which captures the genius of Titian. Devoted father and loyal friend, Titian was notorious for disregarding authority and was an international celebrity by his late fifties. He was famously difficult but his stubbornness and horrendous timekeeping did nothing to deter his patrons who included the Hapsburgs, the Pope and his family and Charles V.During his career, which spanned more than seventy years, Titian painted around five or six hundred pictures of which less ... Читать далее →

Chopin: Prince of the Romantics
Chopin: Prince of the Romantics

Описание: Few composers elicit such strong emotions as Chopin. Few have been more revered and cherished. And few have had so much sentimental nonsense written about them. Adam Zamoyski's compelling biography cuts through the mass of anecdote and myth that has sprung up around the composer's life in search of the real Chopin. He has scoured the archives of Warsaw, Krakow, Paris and London in his quest for the truth, basing his account exclusively on primary sources and contemporary accounts from the likes of Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Victor Hugo and... Читать далее →

Churchill Defiant: Fighting On: 1945-1955
Churchill Defiant: Fighting On: 1945-1955

Описание: Winston Churchill rages against time and his own mortality in this tumultuous political drama of his last ten years of public life. Here is Churchill at his most outrageous, maddening, and devious—but also at his most human, courageous, and defiant. Читать далее →

Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

Описание: World-famous writer Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of our greatest dramatist and poet William Shakespeare. Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson tries to make sense of the man behind the masterpieces. In a journey through the streets of Shakespeare's time, he brings to life the hubbub of Elizabethan England and a host of characters along the way. Bryson celebrates the glory of Shakespeare's language - his ceaseless inventiveness gave us hundreds of now indispensable phrases, imag... Читать далее →

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things

Описание: Who was the real Jane Austen? A retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life? Or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion herself as a professional writer? Bestselling author Paula Byrne explores the forces that shaped Britain's most beloved novelist. Byrne uses a highly innovative technique whereby each chapter begins with an object that conjures up a key moment or theme in Austen's life and work - a silhouette, a vellum notebook, a topaz cross, a laptop writing box, a... Читать далее →

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Описание: In this highly entertaining biography, actor and writer Simon Callow captures the essence of Charles Dickens in a joyous celebration of the greatest storyteller in the English language. Callow's unique understanding of the theatrical influences on Dickens reveals an exuberant and irrepressible talent, whose 'inimitable' wit and personality crackle off the page. With astonishing empathy between author and subject, Dickens springs to life before our eyes. "This is the book we have long been waiting for... It really deepens our understanding an... Читать далее →

King Edward VIII
King Edward VIII

Описание: In this masterly authorized biography, Philip Ziegler reveals the complex personality of Edward VI11, the only British monarch to have voluntarily renounced the throne. With unique access to the Royal Archives, Ziegler overturns many myths about Edward and tells his side of the story - from his glamorous existence as Prince of Wales to his long decline in semi-exile in France. At the heart of the book is an unflinchingly honest examination of Edward's all-consuming passion for Wallis Simpson, which led to his dramatic abdication. Elegant and... Читать далее →