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Death and Disaster

By: Alexander, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY ., Villard (Random House): 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004007


258 pp., with 16 pp. b&w glossy photos. Two small spots on front cover, otherwise very clean, no markings. A detailed report on the wrangling over Andy Warhol's millions after his death in 1987. View more info

The Day Diana Died

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $4.25

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1998

Seller ID: 002206


295 pp. Tight binding, slight chipping of dust jacket. No markings. A compelling and detailed account of Princess Diana's death and funeral. Prince Charles comes off as more emotional, caring and sympathetic than he usually is depicted. Queen Elizabeth is portrayed as cold and unforgiving. This book takes the reader behind the scenes, to the dramas that television cameras missed. With 16 pp. of b&w photos. View more info

America's Secret Aristocracy

By: Birmingham, Stephen

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000103


334 pp. with 8 pp. b&w photos. Tear in rear of dj. A social history of America's high society; theme is that a dominant wealthy class has existed semi-secretly in America since its founding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Prince Philip: An Informal Biography

By: Boothroyd, Basil

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, McCall Publishing: 1971

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 003500


311 pp., with 24 pp. glossy b&w photos. Bibliography, index. Edge creasing on dj. No markings in text, sturdy binding. A BBC commentator gives a breezy, affable portrait of Prince Philip. View more info

Diana

By: Bradford, Sarah

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin: 2007

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010207


443 pp. Nearly new, no spine creasing or marks. With 70 color and b&w photos. Reference notes, index. A comprehensive biography written 10 years after Diana's death, much of it based on interviews with her associates. Sunday Times (UK) named it Book of the Year and called it "a gloriously gossipy account.Bradford is evenhanded and unafraid." Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

The Royal Marriages

By: Campbell, Lady Colin C.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, St Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 000594


241 pp., 16 pp. color photos of royals. Author of Diana in Private recounts the details of the marriages of King George VI, his daughter Queen Elizabeth and her children. Pulls no punches. Binding loose, no markings. View more info

The Fabulous Onassis: His Life

By: Carafakis, Christian (with Jacques Harvey)

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, Wm. Morrow and Co.: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 000517


156 pp. plus 18 b&w photos. DJ has a memorable color photo of Ari and Jackie emerging from their Skorpios wedding ceremony in 1968. A onetime sailor aboard the Onassis yacht gives his account of Onassis' turbulent life as he observed it within the Onassis staff. View more info

The Roosevelts: American Aristocrats

By: Churchill, Allen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Perrenial (Harper & Row): 1966

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005715


294 pp., 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. Family tree diagram. Moderate toning of text. No markings, spine creased. Rear cover has corner creasing. A chronicle of the Roosevelt family from the colonial Dutch era of the 1640s through Eleanor Roosevelt's diplomatic career in the mid-20th century. Among the "minor" Roosevelts discussed are Isaac Roosevelt, supporter of the American Revolution; Nicholas Roosevelt who helped invent the steamboat and TR's daughter Alice. View more info

Diana: Story of a Princess

By: Clayton, Tim and Craig, Phil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Pocket Books: 2001

Edition: 1st U.S Edition.

Seller ID: 0503003868


402 pp., with 32 pp. color photos. Close to new, slight crinkling of dj on spine. No markings except remainder slash marking on bottom edge of text block. Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton. Companion to a TV series. An account generally favorable to Diana and refuting other biographies that described Di as unbalanced psychologically. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall View more info

Prince of Wales: A Biography

By: Dimbleby, Jonathan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Co.: 1994

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005113


620 pp. Nearly new, no markings, slight edgewear on dj. With 16 pp. b&w photos and 16 pp. color photos. Massive biography of the Prince in the aftermath of his divorce. View more info

They Went That-a-Way: How the Famous and the Infamous and the Great Died

By: Forbes, Malcolm and Bloch, Jeff

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1989

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 005208


329 pp. Lightly read, no spine creasing, no markings. light toning. Forbes recounts in lighthearted fashion the final days of dozens of historical figures from several centuries, as well as contemporary celebrities like Janis Joplin, William Faulkner and Glenn Miller View more info

Music in Her Sphere: A Biography of Anne Macomber Gannett

By: Gannett, Guy P., Et. Al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Maine, Guy Gannett Publishing: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003973


90 pp. Moderate rubbing on spine and corners, Text clean, no markings. With presentation card signed by the daughter of Anne Gannett laid in. Frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Gannett, with tissue protector intact. Foreword is by Guy Gannett, her husband, but the main text is by an unidentified person described only as a "young woman" who did not know Mrs. Gannett personally, presumably a staff writer at one of the Guy Gannett newspapers in Maine who, oddly, did not ... View more info

Diana: Unseen Archives

By: Gauntlett, Alison

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Bath, UK, Paragon Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005841


383 pp., nearly every page with a large photo, including many in color. Nearly new, no markings. A comprehensive photographic portrait of Diana Spencer, from her engagement to Prince Charles to the royal marriage, birth of 2 sons, globetrotting, divorce and early death. Text is confined to detailed captions. View more info

Diana: Unseen Archives

By: Gauntlett, Allison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bath UK, Parragon Publishing: 2005

Edition: 1st.

Seller ID: 010046


384 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, no markings, light edgewear to jacket. Textblock clean. Photos on nearly every page, many full page, about half of them in full color. The Daily Mail newspaper issues a collection of its many Princess Di photos. Most of them show her and her family and friends in happy moments. Just a few pages mentioning her divorce and death. Conspicuous by their absence are any formal or candid photos showing Diana with Queen Elizabeth, although ... View more info

The Kennedys: The Third Generation

By: Gibson, Barbara (with Schwarz, Ted)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Emeryville, California, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002269


346 pp., with 32 pp. b&w photos, bibliography, index. Nearly new. No markings. Rose Kennedy's secretary provides a candid look at 29 grandchildren of Joseph & Rose Kennedy. She predicts they "will likely dissipate into the mainstream society toward which Joe and Rose were so hostile." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The ITN Royal Year 1991

By: Graham, Tim and Holman, Fione

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd.: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004101


96 pp. on glossy stock. Rich red cloth, with bright gilt lettering on spine. Beautiful copy, nearly new. No markings. slight creasing of dj near the bottom edge. Independent Television News presents a stunning photographic chronology of tours and ceremonies by UK's royalty, with emphasis on Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York. Nearly all the 150-plus full-color shots show the royals smiling and appearing to have fun -- no trace of marital discord, etc. Several nice... View more info

HRH: The Man Who Will Be King

By: Heald, Tim and Mohs, Mayo

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Berkley: 1980

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 003980


214 pp. Moderate yellowing. More than 70 b&w photos of Prince Charles in his pre-marriage years. Cover photo in color. Cover blurb states "There really is a Prince Charming," which sums up this fan-type book, which presents Charles as a macho, fun-loving lad. However, there is a wealth of biographical detail about Charles' years at school and in the military, and his various responsibilities and official tours. Not a great deal of material on his romantic life, a... View more info

Sex With the Queen: Nine Hundred Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers and Passionate Politics

By: Herman, Eleanor

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, Harper Perennial (HarperCollins): 2007

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007095


322 pp., with 16 pp. of glossy color photos (mostly plates of paintings). Also bibliography, notes and index. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No markings. In a lively, lighthearted sequel to her "Sex with Kings," Herman digs through centuries of scandal to uncover many cases of queens and princesses who took lovers more or less openly. She finds the royal ladies could carry on as long as their dalliances didn't interfere with politics. Her concluding chapter looks a... View more info

MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE: INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

By: Hoving, Thomas

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010102


447 pp, 16 pp B&W glossy photos. Tiny tear in photo section at bottom of joint. Else nearly new. No markings in text. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall View more info

Virgin

By: Maxwell, Robin

Price: $4.50

Publisher: London, Review and Herald Publishing Association: 2001

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 003314


279 pp. Nearly new, no markings, spine uncreased. Lightly thumbed. A fictional biography of young Elizabeth I and her struggle with ambitious Sir Thomas Seymour, husband of her stepmother, Katherine Parr. View more info