Diana s Story

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ISBN: 055213550X
Release Date: 1990-05-01
Number of pages: 319
Author: Deric Longden
Publisher:

Download and read online Diana s Story in PDF and EPUB The story of the last years of Diana Longden, wife of broadcaster Deric Longden. In 1982 Diana contracted ME, a condition which meant years of pain and paralysis that ended in death. Throughout her illness Deric cared for her and this book is the story of that time.


Capitol Story Third Edition

Filename: capitol-story-third-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781438456416
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Number of pages: 222
Author: C. R. Roseberry (1902–1990)
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Capitol Story Third Edition in PDF and EPUB A lavishly illustrated history of New York’s Capitol and its recent renovation. The New York State Capitol sits majestically at the head of Albany’s State Street, a masterpiece of civic architecture and decorative design. Built between 1867 and 1899, it was the work of four architects—Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eidlitz, Henry Hobson Richardson, and Isaac Perry—who labored under geologically difficult, structurally challenging, and politically exasperating conditions. The building is also the product of hundreds of highly skilled masons and exceptional stone carvers. It is a feat of architectural design and engineering expertise, with superlatively executed interior features and finishes. First published in 1964 and reissued in 1982, C. R. Roseberry’s Capitol Story tells the fascinating story of the Capitol’s design and construction. This revised and expanded edition includes new information based on research done over the past twenty years, and brings the story up to date with a new chapter on the extensive interior and exterior restorations that were completed in 2013. The book also includes scores of new, specially commissioned, full-color photographs; notes; and an index. Capitol Story will appeal to a wide audience—young and old, New Yorkers and visitors, architecture and history buffs. More importantly, it will help build an educated constituency for the Capitol, one that will understand and be prepared to preserve the building in the years to come. “C. R. Roseberry’s Capitol Story, published in 1964, gave us a marvelous history of the anguished thirty-year building of the New York State Capitol—a cavalcade of political clashes over its ever-escalating cost, rampant graft, public scorn, a battle royal among its eminent architects, yet a project that overrode all fury and became the most grandiose capitol in America. Now, half a century later, Diana S. Waite has enhanced Roseberry’s history, meticulously detailing the Capitol’s restoration after fire, water, aging, and piecemeal changes marred its beauty and functionality. The book is elegantly designed with exquisite new color photos by Gary David Gold; a grand documentation of a great American work of art.” — William Kennedy “This third edition of Capitol Story brings the history of one of New York State’s most important landmarks full circle—from its tumultuous thirty-year construction, through a devastating fire in 1911, to its recently completed world-class restoration. Along the way we are treated to the stories of the politicians, the architects, the craftspeople, and the preservationists that have created and preserved what many regard to be a state capitol like no other in the nation. Every student of New York architecture and preservation should know this story.” — Jay A. DiLorenzo, President, Preservation League of New York State “Capitol Story recounts the continuing saga of the people who planned, designed, built, renovated, and restored the New York State Capitol and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Spanning more than 200 years, this book succinctly traces the political, economic, artistic, and innovative decisions made over time to create and maintain a government complex befitting New York State. Recent scholarship, contemporary photographs, and a new chapter on restoration efforts bring this story to the present.” — Tammis K. Groft, Executive Director, Albany Institute of History & Art


Diana

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ISBN: 9781843177159
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Number of pages: 426
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

Download and read online Diana in PDF and EPUB One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishment and the media. No one at that time would believe that in fact Diana had secretly collaborated with Andrew Morton in the writing of the book, until 1997 when its re-publication in the wake of her death showed beyond any doubt that she had in fact done so. Working with Morton on the book, Diana exposed life inside the royal family and shook the Establishment to its foundations. Sadly, however, the new life Diana had hoped for was tragically cut short. Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words allowed her to give her own account of life as a royal. The Princess's memory lives on, as does the public and press interest in her. This world bestseller bears testimony to Diana's life, finally allowing her to have her say. It is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.


The Biography Book

Filename: the-biography-book.pdf
ISBN: 1573562564
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 629
Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Biography Book in PDF and EPUB From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.


Charles Diana the Inside Story

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ISBN: 0971933073
Release Date: 2005-07-04
Number of pages: 212
Author: Steffan G. Vanel
Publisher:

Download and read online Charles Diana the Inside Story in PDF and EPUB A unique and incisive account of the lives of Princess Diana and Prince Charles through an analysis of their Astrological Birthcharts.


Diana in Search of Herself

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ISBN: 9780307822031
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Number of pages: 464
Author: Sally Bedell Smith
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Diana in Search of Herself in PDF and EPUB Diana in Search of Herself is the first authoritative biography of one of the most fabled women of the century. Even those who knew Princess Diana will be surprised by author Sally Bedell Smith's insightful and haunting portrait of Diana's inner life. For all that has been written about Diana--the books, the commemorative magazines, the thousands of newspaper articles--we have lacked a sophisticated understanding of the woman, her motivations, and her extreme needs. Most books have been exercises in hagiography or character assassination, sometimes both in the same volume. Sally Bedell Smith, the acclaimed biographer, former New York Times reporter, and Vanity Fair contributing editor, has written the first truly balanced and nuanced portrait of the Princess of Wales, in all her emotional complexity. Drawing on scores of interviews with friends and associates who had not previously talked about Diana, Ms. Smith explores the events and relationships that shaped the Princess, the flashpoints that sent her careening through life, her deep feelings of unworthiness, her view of men, and her perpetual journey toward a better sense of self. By making connections not previously explored, this book allows readers to see Diana as she really was, from her birth to her tragic death. Original in its reporting and surprising in its conclusions about the severity of Diana's mental-health problems, Diana in Search of Herself is the smartest and most substantive biography ever written about this mesmerizing woman. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.


Diana Closely Guarded Secret New and Updated Edition

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ISBN: 9781786063069
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Number of pages:
Author: Ken Wharfe
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

Download and read online Diana Closely Guarded Secret New and Updated Edition in PDF and EPUB At last – a revised edition of the controversial book that dared to tell the truth about the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years from 1987. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account takes issue with many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess and provides an affectionate, if not always uncritical, insight into this complex, troubled, but ultimately fascinating woman. Perhaps not surprisingly, the book caused a sensation on its first publication, and became both a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Here is the authentic voice of a man who played an important role during Diana's most difficult times, and in her beloved sons' formative years, and who shows himself to be an exceptionally perceptive observer of the events that unfolded around the Princess. After Inspector Wharfe resigned his position in 1993 (making headline news), Diana announced her withdrawal from public life and axed her Scotland Yard protection – a decision her former 'top cop' believes led ultimately to her death. Now revised and updated to include Ken Wharfe's insider's view of the vast mass of material that has been published about the late Princess since this book first appeared, his account presents the most intimate portrait of Diana to date, as well as a fitting tribute to one of the outstanding figures of our age.


Over the Bridge of Yesterday

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ISBN: 1478722339
Release Date: 2013-11
Number of pages: 246
Author: Diana S. Long
Publisher:

Download and read online Over the Bridge of Yesterday in PDF and EPUB Our story begins at Stonehenge, England in the year 1893. Monte Cootes and his family are Celtic Druids and will soon be immigrating to America. Each family member received a sacred stone representing England; when held and meditated upon they can draw energy from nature, and it serves Monte well over time. Monte's family settles in Alpena, Michigan where Marie is born. Due to the circumstances of Marie's birth in 1894 she is adopted by an Engineer and his wife. Monte, upon seeing Marie for the first time hears a woman's voice whisper "wait for me, wait for me." Several years later he hears the soft whisper again and this time he sees her image; he starts to understand the message he's being given. Very early in the story the two families become close neighbors; although they are as different as night and day. Marie experiences both worlds; the care free natural world of the Celtic Druids and the society elite with their pampered lifestyles. Monte and Marie were always meant to share a life together and over the years they grow closer; but events, circumstances and promises made would keep them apart. Monte was determined to take Marie for his wife; he set out on a path that would give him the profession needed to give Marie the social standing she had been groomed for without giving up the traditions of being a Celtic Druid. In the end Marie made her own decision.


Capitol Story Third Edition

Filename: capitol-story-third-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781438456393
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Number of pages: 222
Author: C. R. Roseberry
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Capitol Story Third Edition in PDF and EPUB A lavishly illustrated history of New York’s Capitol and its recent renovation. The New York State Capitol sits majestically at the head of Albany’s State Street, a masterpiece of civic architecture and decorative design. Built between 1867 and 1899, it was the work of four architects—Thomas Fuller, Leopold Eidlitz, Henry Hobson Richardson, and Isaac Perry—who labored under geologically difficult, structurally challenging, and politically exasperating conditions. The building is also the product of hundreds of highly skilled masons and exceptional stone carvers. It is a feat of architectural design and engineering expertise, with superlatively executed interior features and finishes. First published in 1964 and reissued in 1982, C. R. Roseberry’s Capitol Story tells the fascinating story of the Capitol’s design and construction. This revised and expanded edition includes new information based on research done over the past twenty years, and brings the story up to date with a new chapter on the extensive interior and exterior restorations that were completed in 2013. The book also includes scores of new, specially commissioned, full-color photographs; notes; and an index. Capitol Story will appeal to a wide audience—young and old, New Yorkers and visitors, architecture and history buffs. More importantly, it will help build an educated constituency for the Capitol, one that will understand and be prepared to preserve the building in the years to come. “C. R. Roseberry’s Capitol Story, published in 1964, gave us a marvelous history of the anguished thirty-year building of the New York State Capitol—a cavalcade of political clashes over its ever-escalating cost, rampant graft, public scorn, a battle royal among its eminent architects, yet a project that overrode all fury and became the most grandiose capitol in America. Now, half a century later, Diana S. Waite has enhanced Roseberry’s history, meticulously detailing the Capitol’s restoration after fire, water, aging, and piecemeal changes marred its beauty and functionality. The book is elegantly designed with exquisite new color photos by Gary David Gold; a grand documentation of a great American work of art.” — William Kennedy “This third edition of Capitol Story brings the history of one of New York State’s most important landmarks full circle—from its tumultuous thirty-year construction, through a devastating fire in 1911, to its recently completed world-class restoration. Along the way we are treated to the stories of the politicians, the architects, the craftspeople, and the preservationists that have created and preserved what many regard to be a state capitol like no other in the nation. Every student of New York architecture and preservation should know this story.” — Jay A. DiLorenzo, President, Preservation League of New York State “Capitol Story recounts the continuing saga of the people who planned, designed, built, renovated, and restored the New York State Capitol and Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Spanning more than 200 years, this book succinctly traces the political, economic, artistic, and innovative decisions made over time to create and maintain a government complex befitting New York State. Recent scholarship, contemporary photographs, and a new chapter on restoration efforts bring this story to the present.” — Tammis K. Groft, Executive Director, Albany Institute of History & Art


Diana s Story

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ISBN: 9781447253969
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Number of pages: 80
Author: Judith Mackrell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online Diana s Story in PDF and EPUB Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Diana’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.


Utopia 2

Filename: utopia-2.pdf
ISBN: 1886365105
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 131
Author: David Lee Rubin
Publisher: Rookwood Press

Download and read online Utopia 2 in PDF and EPUB Five essays explore 18th-century Francophone utopias in Patot's Masse's Haircut, the schemes of two French exiles in the Netherlands, Rousseau's thought, and the sexual universe of Cercle Social writer Restif de la Bretonne. One contribution is in untranslated French (L'Icosameron de Casanova: Nat


Writing to Survive

Filename: writing-to-survive.pdf
ISBN: 9781607097853
Release Date: 2011-01-16
Number of pages: 262
Author: Deborah M. Alvarez
Publisher: R&L Education

Download and read online Writing to Survive in PDF and EPUB This ethnographic research investigates how adolescents use writing. Deborah M. Alvarez uncovers the hidden abuses and violence that adolescents bore with each school day. In two different research sites, the author follows adolescents through their academic and personal lives to discover how they use writing only to uncover the impact the public and private violence had upon their ability to learn. The author details the writing classroom practices; assignments; and how adolescents adapt, reconstruct and appropriate the lessons of the classroom for their purpose and needs. For the adolescents in the book, writing was a way to address the stresses that plagued the adolescents each day, especially when they had no other way to communicate or tell about their lived experiences. Alvarez outlines an alternative Expressivist plan for teaching writing to adolescents. This writing program builds upon the evidence from the case studies, brain theory and research on traumatic stresses to offer teachers and thereby their students a more effective way to teach writing with greater impact for those who need it most.


Two Dianas in Alaska

Filename: two-dianas-in-alaska.pdf
ISBN: 0811731316
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Number of pages: 316
Author: Agnes Herbert
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online Two Dianas in Alaska in PDF and EPUB "My friend shudders at my slaying a rhinoceros, but manages to eat part of an unfortunate sheep immediately afterwards. I wonder if the good lady's words ring true. She may be right, and books on sport and adventure are only for men and boys, the sterner sex. If, therefore, you, reader o' mine, should regard all forms of taking life as unwomanly, read no more . . . We went to Alaska to shoot, and-we shot." --From chapter 1 In the first decade of the twentieth century, Agnes Herbert (ca. 1880-1960) and her cousin Cecily hunted on three continents, and Herbert wrote a book about each excursion. This, her second, traces the story of the women's Alaskan hunt, undertaken in part with two men. The foursome formed two expeditions, sometimes setting up camp together and sometimes going their own ways. The women's trophies included brown bear, walrus, caribou, Dall sheep, and moose; and Cecily bagged herself a husband, as well.


Frances

Filename: frances.pdf
ISBN: 1843170434
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 256
Author: Max Riddington
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

Download and read online Frances in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the life of Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Princess Diana, through April of 2003, and tells how she dealt with divorce, adultery, and tragedy.


The Two Dianas

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ISBN: 9781434410221
Release Date: 2010-12
Number of pages: 424
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Download and read online The Two Dianas in PDF and EPUB Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) tells the fictionalized story of the Comte de Montgomery who mortally wounded French king Henry II, his favorite Diana de Poitiers, and her daughter Diana de Castro.