The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace

  • 392 pages
  • English
  • Hardcover
The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace

ₔ Read Hardcover @The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace ₩ Ebook By Anne Edwards ⃞ Scandals outweight the grace notes in Edwards s Queen Mary and the House of Windsor utterly engrossing dynastic history of Monaco A stronghold for warring armies from 200 B.C onward, Portus Monachus became a possession of the Grimaldi family during the 12th century and the principality has survived against cataclysmic events in neighboring countries and greedy exploitation by Monaco s rulers as well as by outsiders But in our own day, Edwards shows, Prince Rainier III has proved to be a wise governor, improving life for his subjects while guarding his Mediterranean rock from would be marauders The most recent plunderer, Aristotle Onassis, was bested by Rainier in a showdown in 1964, which Edwards describes as having all the elements of the shootout in the Hollywood Western The bullet, however, was a check for 10 million which the principality dispatched to the Greek shipping tycoon as payment for his entire stock in the Societe de Bains de Mer, which controlled Monaco s major assets, including a gambling casino, two sporting clubs and a hotel Exclaimed Onassis I was robbed Photos not seen by PW BOMC alternate Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.Unlike most popular works about the ruling dynasty of Monaco, this entertaining popular history starts with its origins The first section, 1215 1795, suffers from oversimplification, as Edwards tries to condense complex political and social history into too little space As the narrative moves into recent times, the writing becomes relaxed and clearer Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and their families dominate the last third of the book As one would expect of Edwards, the author of numerous popular biographies of historical, political, and cinematic figures, the emphasis is on the social marriages, divorces, affairs, feuds, and grievances Political and economic events are given scant attention There are some factual errors, but generally the history is accurate if superficial Libraries already owning much of the large literature about Prince Rainier and Princess Grace probably don t need this book However, the author s popularity and the substantial publicity planned may create demand BOMC alternate Barbara Walden, Univ of Minnesota Libs., MinneapolisCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Grimaldi s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria Hoboken, NJ The only true coal brick oven pizzeria in Hoboken where we specialize turning out authentic Margherita style pizzas fired at degrees our custom built C Grimaldis Gallery About C Gallery has continuously operated Balti since It established itself as oldest contemporary art gallery, and an Contact Information Location Grimaldis See different pizza restaurant location New York Visit nearest near you be guided with each branch working hours Svarvning och slipning Mekaniska Verkstad AB r ett lego fretag som utfr svarvning av ringformade detaljer distansringar lagerringar, slitringar Home Grimaldi with Fresh Hand Tossed Dough Made In House Daily Our fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, secret recipe dough sauce make us the most award winning Wikipedia Geschichte Ursprnge Die Familie gehrte zum Patriziat der Republik Genua und lsst sich auf den Genuesen Otto Canella ca zurckverfolgen About important Today best Pizzas low Queens for October Industri AB Welcome to AB, Stockholm, Sweden parent company GroupAnne Edwards Anne born August Port Chester, York, USA is American author known her biographies of celebrities that include Princess Diana Oxford University Department of joined having held Chairs Universities Leeds Birmingham She was Director three years Profiles Facebook View profiles people named Join Facebook connect others may know gives power bol artikelen kopen Alle online Op zoek naar van Artikelen koop je eenvoudig online bij bol Vele aanbiedingen Gratis Profielen Bekijk de profielen mensen met naam Word lid om contact te komen en anderen die mogelijk kent Ann Serving Western York Ann My name ANN EDWARDS REALTY EDGE, Inc Communities AnnieEdwardsJIC Twitter latest Tweets from Take Joe Grundy BBCTheArchers Hethersett village show Top LinkedIn professionals on LinkedIn There are , Edwards, who use exchange SVP Public Policy, Government profile LinkedIn, world largest professional community jobs listed their complete Help improve Author Pages by updating your bibliography submitting a new or current image biography The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace

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