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Robert Lacey is a British historian noted for his original research, which gets him close to - and often living alongside - his subjects. He is the author of numerous international bestsellers.After writing his first works of historical biography, Robert, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Ralegh, Robert wrote Majesty, his pioneering biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in 1977, Majesty remainsacknowledged as the definitive study of British monarchy - a subject on which the author continues to write and lecture around the world, appearing regularly on ABC's Good Morning America and on CNN's Larry King Live.The Kingdom, a study of Saudi Arabia published in 1981, is similarly acknowledged as required reading for businessmen, diplomats and students all over the world. To research The Kingdom, Robert and his wife Sandi took their family to live for eighteen months beside the Red Sea in Jeddah. Going out into the desert, this was when Robert earned his title as the "method actor" of contemporary biographers.In March 1984 Robert Lacey took his family to live in Detroit, Michigan, to write Ford: the Men and the Machine, a best seller on both sides of the Atlantic which formed the basis for the TV mini-series of the same title, starring Cliff Robertson.Robert's other books include biographies of the gangster Meyer Lansky, Princess Grace of Monaco and a study of Sotheby's auction house. He co- authored The Year 1000 - An Englishman's World, a description of life at the turn of the last millennium. In 2002, the Golden Jubilee Year of Queen Elizabeth II, he published Royal (Monarch in America), hailed by Andrew Roberts in London's Sunday Telegraph as "compulsively readable", and by Martin Amis in The New Yorker as "definitive".With the publication of his Great Tales Robert Lacey returns to his first love - history. Robert Lacey is currently the historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series "The Crown".
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Discover the real history behind Netflix's hit series, The Crown, with this eye-opening companion written by renowned biographer and the show's historical consultant, Robert Lacey. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey delves into key social, political, and personal moments that shaped not only the royal family but also the world. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler and the rumored issues with the royal marriage, The Crown provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show covers. Plus, explore Elizabeth II's journey to becoming queen in The Crown: Inside History, which details the challenges she faced as a young monarch in a shifting post-war world.
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The Crown
The Official Companion, Volume 1
Robert Lacey - 2017-10-17 (first published in 2020)
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This official companion to the hit Netflix series The Crown provides an in-depth exploration of the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's time as monarch. It includes extensive research, exclusive images, and additional historical background. Follow her journey as a woman learning to become a queen while facing her own challenges within her family. Written by historical biographer Robert Lacey, who serves as the show's historical consultant, this book offers a unique and intimate portrait of Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
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Battle of Brothers
William and Harry--the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
Robert Lacey - 2020-10-15
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Discover the intimate details of the complex relationship between two of the world's most famous brothers in this revealing book by royal insider and historian Robert Lacey. From their childhood as the closest of siblings to their current state of estrangement, delve deep into the untold story of Prince William and Prince Harry. What happens when two young boys are raised with vastly different futures, one destined for the throne and the other as the "spare"? Find out in Battle of Brothers.
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The Crown
The Official Companion, Volume 2
Robert Lacey - 2019-11-19
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Explore the real history behind Netflix's Emmy-winning drama, The Crown. Robert Lacey, the show's historical consultant, takes readers on a fascinating journey through the key social, political, and personal moments of Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Learn about the Suez Crisis, the U.S.-Soviet space race, the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler, and more. With beautifully reproduced archival photographs, this companion is a must-have for fans of the acclaimed show. Get behind-the-scenes insights and discover the truth behind the on-screen drama.
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A Brief Life of the Queen
Robert Lacey - 2017-01-24
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Discover the captivating life of one of the most recognized women in the world with A Brief Life of the Queen. This insightful and personal biography traces Elizabeth II's journey, uncovering her biggest loves and toughest trials. Robert Lacey, renowned for his compelling storytelling, offers first-hand insights into the Queen's enigmatic life through its major stages.
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Model Woman
Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty
Robert Lacey - 2015-06-16
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Discover the fascinating story of the woman who transformed the modeling industry and invented the celebrity supermodel. Eileen Ford, alongside her husband Jerry, created the largest and most successful modeling agency of the 20th century, representing iconic names like Naomi Campbell and Christie Brinkley. This book chronicles her uncompromising standards, fierce ambition, and shrewd business skills, drawing on years of interviews and exclusive access to agency documents. A thrilling tale of beauty, ambition, and popular culture.
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Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the Age of Terror and Beyond
2014-03-15 (first published in 2013)
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This book sheds light on the charities of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf, exploring their history and modern role in philanthropy. With a focus on their domestic and international work, the book covers diverse viewpoints on topics such as interactions with Western relief institutions, legal repercussions of extremism, and the future of Islamic charities beyond political tensions. Numerous case studies from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia make this an informative and engaging read.
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The Queen
A Life in Brief
Robert Lacey - 2012-05-15
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Explore the life of Queen Elizabeth II in this captivating short biography from a bestselling author. Robert Lacey delves into the mystery surrounding the woman behind the crown, from her humble beginnings to her steadfast reign spanning over three decades. Drawing on insider sources from the Queen's inner circle, Lacey brings to light the paradoxical secret of her greatness, her lack of ego. Divided into four parts that capture different eras and how Elizabeth II adapted to changing times, this is a must-read for anyone fascinated by royalty.
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In Search of the Golden Ages
Michael Hamilton Morgan - 2010-08-11
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Discover the vibrant and enlightening past and present of Arabia beyond the skewed news of terrorism. In Arabia: The Golden Ages, former diplomat Michael Hamilton Morgan guides readers on a journey to explore the rich tapestry of Arabian life, from the largest human gathering at the hajj to the depths of the Red Sea and traditional celebrations. With stunning illustrations, Western audiences will see Arabia as an exotic land and valuable cultural partner.
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Inside the Kingdom
Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
Robert Lacey - 2009-10-15
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Discover the paradoxical country of Saudi Arabia with this insightful and penetrating look into its modern state defined by vast oil deposits and powerful religious establishments. After living among its princes and paupers, journalist Robert Lacey reveals the Saudi's attempt to reconcile life under religious law with a rapidly changing world, tracing its history from the 1970s oil boom to the events of 9/11 and the oil market convulsions of today. This rich work provides a must-read modern history of a country with powerful reverberations around the globe.
Great Tales from English History (omnibus) by Robert Lacey
Great Tales from English History, Vol 3 by Robert Lacey
Great Tales from English History, Vol 2 by Robert Lacey
Great Tales from English History, Vol 1 by Robert Lacey
Monarch by Robert Lacey
Royal by Robert Lacey
Sir Walter Ralegh by Robert Lacey
The House of Six by Jan Six van Hillegom
The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger
The Man Who Invented Las Vegas by W.R. Wilkerson III
The Queen Mother's Century by Robert Lacey
God Bless Her! Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother by Robert Lacey
Sotheby's by Robert Lacey
The Life and Times of Henry VIII by Robert Lacey
Grace by Robert Lacey
Little Man by Robert Lacey
Queen Mother by Robert Lacey
Ford by Robert Lacey
Aristocrats by Robert Lacey
Princess by Robert Lacey
The Kingdom by Robert Lacey
Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey
Majesty by Robert Lacey
French Revolution by Robert Lacey
Drake and the Golden Hinde by Robert Lacey
The Queens Of The North Atlantic by Robert Lacey
The French Revolution 1 by Robert Lacey
The Retreat From Moscow, 1812 by Robert Lacey
The Rise of Napoleon by Robert Lacey
The Peninsula War by Robert Lacey
Robert, Earl of Essex by Robert Lacey